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throttle potentiometer????? Suzuki XL.7

Postby Sam. » Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:23 am

managed to get the codes form suzuki says throttle potentiometer looked it up and seems expensive to fix any ideas?
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Postby IanL » Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:44 am

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Postby Sam. » Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:46 am



Ty for link but i honestly cant say what i need and what i need to do. But if i cant fix it, it will be going to suzuki heaven =[
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Postby craig8661 » Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:06 am

whats your faults or symptoms could be a sencor there good at telling you its def one faulty part but can cost alot as it may not be that part
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Postby Sam. » Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:24 pm

hi well all of a sudden the engine light will come on the engine starts raceing soemtimes for minutes some times for hours. On other times when doing long runs the engine light comes on and it starts looseing alot of power virtually to where it comes to a stand still on the motorway. no matter what we do it doesn't seem to want to pick power up but when the light is out its runs and pulls just as it was new.
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Postby IanL » Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:19 pm

I would say the first thing to check is the connections and cable from the throttle potentiometer to the ECM. Sounds to me like an intermittent poor connection.
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Postby Sam. » Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:03 pm

any diagrams of the connections as i dont want to mess it up.
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Postby IanL » Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:41 pm

I suggest you Google "Suzuki XL-7 FSM"
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Postby Sam. » Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:43 pm

tyvm just what i was after
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Postby craig8661 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:49 am

have you got access to a obdii scanner as you may be able to read live data you could try a local scrap yard for one will cost far less than dealers
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Postby Rhinoman » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:42 am

IanL wrote:I would say the first thing to check is the connections and cable from the throttle potentiometer to the ECM. Sounds to me like an intermittent poor connection.


Exactly, the code does not mean that the TPS is faulty. It means that there is a fault with the TPS circuit which could easily be a bad connection. If the problem is with the TPS then the FSM will tell you how to test it correctly, an OBD2 scanner with live data makes it much easier.
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Postby Sam. » Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:22 pm

the problem with getting live data is that the light is on off on off we did a test with the light off nothing came up no faults not a thing and the car ran smoothly. but when the light comes on the fault say it is either the throttle or faulty wirering. any ideas how much one of them devices would cost?
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Postby Celtic 4x4 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:37 pm

Heres the first live scan tool that I came to, but I know you can get them cheaper than this.
http://www.espautomotive.co.uk/trolleye ... AN5PACKAGE

And this place will help you to use it
http://www.obdii.com/
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Postby Sam. » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:40 pm

tyvm stuff on order. so will inform you as time goes on.
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Postby craig8661 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:44 pm

thats good i use a elm scan 327 for the info plugged into the laptop.
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