Hesitation Due to Failed Throttle Position Sensor on Suzuki Sidekick

A hesitation on acceleration may be caused by a failing throttle position sensor (TPS). If the problem is confirmed to be a failed TPS replacement of the failed sensor will be required.


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Average mileage: 95,833 (16,500–160,000)
7 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996
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1996 Suzuki Sidekick 160,000 mi,
Engine pops and sputters when pulling off. Once engine gets above 2000 rpms the engine runs fine. Car went to several shops, including two dealers before finding someone ( it was not at a dealer either) who could repair it. Cost me $500 to get the problem diagnosed and repaired not to mention the tune ups the other shops insisted the car needed.
1995 Suzuki Sidekick 111,000 mi,
idle hunting from 800 to 100, hesitation and surging at cruise.
1993 Suzuki Sidekick 16,500 mi,
Burns a lot of fuel black smoke stinks like fuel runs ruff at idle out on the road seems fine just Terrible mileage