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Throttle Position Sensor

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Hello to everyone, so I have a question... Is it okay to clean a throttle position sensor
A few people on YouTube says that it is but today at work I was talking to a guy that is made out to be a mechanic and he said "hell no"
I have a 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder and last week it just decided to stop running, when I push on the gas my baby just dies and when I don't push on the gas she will stay running just for a moment but the rpm goes crazy, I have checked the battery and it's good even tho something is also draining it at times(thinking a ground wire somewhere), alternator passed the test, fuel pump turns on and the only codes it's throwing off is P0123 Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor A Circuit High Input. Please help and Thank You
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I'd check that the electrical connector is in place with no damaged or pulled wires that might cause it to have poor contact. And, make sure the sensor itself hasn't come loose from the throttle body. Those things are very unlikely to be the cause, but it's worth checking before you buy a replacement part.

There's a certain way you install the new one. Whether you're doing it yourself or taking the car to a shop, I'd print out the instructions so the installer does it properly.

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