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1998 Dodge Caravan

1998 ENGINE PERFORMANCE Self-Diagnostics - 3.0L

TEST TC-27A - THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR VOLTAGE HIGH

NOTE: For connector terminal identification, see CONNECTOR IDENTIFICATION . For


wiring diagram, see appropriate WIRING DIAGRAMS article.

1. Turn ignition on with engine off. Using scan tool, read throttle position sensor voltage. If voltage is more
than 4.5 volts, go to step 6 . If voltage is 4.5 volts or less, go to next step.
2. While monitoring throttle position sensor voltage, slowly open and close the throttle. If voltage changes
smoothly, go to next step. If voltage does not change smoothly, replace throttle position sensor. Perform
TEST VER-2A - ROAD TEST VERIFICATION .
3. With throttle at closed position, wiggle wiring harness and connector going to throttle position sensor on
throttle body while monitoring the voltage. If voltage does not change while wiggling wiring harness, go
to next step. If voltage changes while wiggling wiring harness, repair wiring harness or connector as
necessary. Perform TEST VER-2A - ROAD TEST VERIFICATION .
4. Conditions required to set DTC are not present at this time. DTC may be stored in Powertrain Control
Module (PCM) if throttle position sensor voltage at PCM terminal No. 35 is more than 4.5 volts. Possible
causes are: sensor signal circuit open, defective throttle position sensor, sensor ground circuit open,
defective PCM, defective connector terminals or wiring. Go to next step.
5. Check for defective wiring or connections at throttle position sensor and PCM. The PCM is located
between driver's side front fender and power distribution center, near battery. If defective wiring or
connections exist, repair as necessary. Perform TEST VER-2A - ROAD TEST VERIFICATION . If no
defective wiring or connections exist, see INACTIVE TROUBLE CODE CONDITION . Perform
TEST VER-2A - ROAD TEST VERIFICATION .
6. Disconnect connector at throttle position sensor on throttle body. Install jumper wire between terminals
No. 1 (Black/Light Blue wire) and No. 2 (Orange/Dark Blue wire) on connector for throttle position
sensor. Using scan tool, read throttle position sensor voltage.
7. If scan tool displays a voltage of one volt or more, go to next step. If scan tool displays a voltage of less
than one volt, replace throttle position sensor. Perform TEST VER-2A - ROAD TEST
VERIFICATION .
8. Remove jumper wire. Reconnect jumper wire between terminal No. 2 (Orange/Dark Blue wire) on
connector for throttle position sensor and engine ground. Using scan tool, read throttle position sensor
voltage.
9. If voltage is one volt or more, go to next step. If voltage is less than one volt, repair open circuit in
Black/Light Blue wire between throttle position sensor and Powertrain Control Module (PCM). Perform
TEST VER-2A - ROAD TEST VERIFICATION . The PCM is located between driver's side front
fender and power distribution center, near battery.
10. Turn ignition off. Disconnect connectors from Powertrain Control Module (PCM). The PCM is located
between driver's side front fender and power distribution center, near battery.
11. Using ohmmeter, check resistance between terminal No. 2 (Orange/Dark Blue wire) on connector for
throttle position sensor and PCM connector terminal No. 35 (Orange/Dark Blue wire). If resistance is 5
ohms or more, go to next step. If resistance is less than 5 ohms, replace PCM. Perform TEST VER-2A -
ROAD TEST VERIFICATION .
12. Using ohmmeter, check resistance between terminal No. 2 (Orange/Dark Blue wire) and No. 3
(Violet/White wire) on connector for throttle position sensor. If resistance is less than 5 ohms, repair
Orange/Dark Blue wire and Violet/White wire circuits, as they are shorted together. Perform TEST

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1998 Dodge Caravan
1998 ENGINE PERFORMANCE Self-Diagnostics - 3.0L

VER-2A - ROAD TEST VERIFICATION . If resistance is 5 ohms or more, repair open circuit on
Orange/Dark Blue wire between throttle position sensor and PCM. Perform TEST VER-2A - ROAD
TEST VERIFICATION .

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