Engine Performance Problems Due to Failed Throttle Position Sensor on Ford Crown Victoria

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The throttle position sensor (TPS) may fail. Common symptoms of a defective TPS can be rough idle, hard starting, hesitation on acceleration, poor fuel economy, and stalling.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 187,031 (108,000–296,000)
Engines affected: 5.0L V8, 5.8L V8
11 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009
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When im driving acceleration is slow and on the highway when i release the throttle it kinda jerks
I have a 95 crown vic. Check engine light came on car is a little difficult to start now and idles very rough and misses can also smell gas fumes after vehicle is driven awhile don't know if its the egr or Dpfe or maybe the tps would like ur input.the car has a 4.6 in it
Low acceraltion bucking and jerking. Put it to the floor and it will snap your neck. Bad accelerator position sensor. Only on drive by wire cars 2005 and up. Parts places only show the part being on 2007 and up but they are wrong. Ford started using the drive by wire system in late 2005. We never thought to check it. Replaced everything but this part that supposed did exist on my 2006. Hope this helped someone.
sputter on take off and going up hill