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Old 11-06-2008, 01:16 PM   #1
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Sheered TPS screws on CFM TB

So on Saturday on my way back to work from my lunch break, my car started to BOG REALLY REALLY BAD, all the way up to about 40mph. I had one my of buddies test drive it, he said it seems like a vacuum leak...could not find one. Check engine light came on for MAF/MAP, so I took it to the shop this morning to have them check it out...i checked all i could for a loose hose, TB sticking, leak in my CAI, I alone couldnt find it. This is where i feel like a complete MORON, they took off the TB and the TPS was BROKEN OFF THE throttle body somethng I COULD HAVE EASILY SEEN but didn't!!!! The screws that are predrilled into teh TB broke and the base of the sensor and the sensor came off, cant get screws out at all!! So now my TPS is GHETTO TAPED on my TB LOL! until I can buy a new TB (could but its holiday season), it's a 67mm CFM TB too :( Shop price for a TB stock is 194, (best ford said they can do) so i taped her up and headed out im thinking about using that jB wield stuff for high temp ;) stick that effer on there for good but i dunno....anyway just wanted to share my issue kind of embarassin we even changed the spark plugs thinkin that was it (needed to be done anyway). Wish i would have checked BEHIND THE TB! :( Just some info for anyone who experiences the same issue! thanks!


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Old 11-06-2008, 01:22 PM   #2
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jb weld, silicone, and duct tape and you're set luis hahaha
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:27 PM   #3
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hahah thanks evan, Im seriously thinkin about going to home depot now and gettin it.
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If you need a TB I have a stock one that I can sell to you on the cheap!
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JB that thing and forget about it. Or, sell it to someone who is ok with rigged parts, and get this guy's stocker for peace of mind.
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man that sucks. cfm tb broken, that would drive me crazy. the tb is metal, why dont you just have it welded?
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Old 11-07-2008, 11:33 AM   #7
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Cant you try to drill out the old bolts and if you need to just retap to a bigger bolt.
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If the heads of the screws broke, you can get a removal kit from just about any hardware store. Otherwise, do what N20 Focus said above. Drill and tap new holes.
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sorry luis, gotta move you now that i think about it...
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