View Full Version : How Do I Remove the TPS?

October 6th, 2006, 13:59
The bolts are stuck. Is it safe to spray them with PB Blaster?
If not, what are my other options?
Thanks, Boris
P.S. 99XJ 4.0

October 6th, 2006, 14:05
If your not going to reuse the TPS, yes you can spray it. Just be careful and not spray the IAC at the same time.

I know on mine, the factory had some kind of thread locker on the screws and they were tight coming out. I took my time. Back out a turn or two then back in, out, in, out, in. I didn't want to risk breaking the screw off.

October 6th, 2006, 14:11
....the factory had some kind of thread locker on the screws....

x2, I just did this last weekend. It took some negotiating to get the two bolts out.

- Joe

October 6th, 2006, 19:20
i had some seafoam laying around while i was trying to get my buddy's off, i pourd some in it, and it ate the crud and threatlocker out quickly

Dr. Dyno
October 7th, 2006, 02:33
The TPS is held in place by two size 20 Torx screws with thread locker on them so they'll need a bit of persuasion to loosen up.