Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) Wiring Diagram (SOHC)

Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) Wiring Diagram (1996, 1997, 1998 Dodge/Plymouth Neon 2.0L SOHC/DOHC)

NOTE: The throttle position sensor (TPS) wiring diagrams and info in this page apply only to 1996, 1997, 1998 Dodge/Plymouth SOHC/DOHC 2.0L Neon.

The PCM provides 5 Volts DC on the PPL/WHT wire to both the throttle position sensor and IAT/MAP sensor (intake air temerature/manifold absolute pressure sensor).

If you're testing for a short to ground, a short to power, or an open in this circuit... you'll need to unplug both sensors to test this circuit.

The following tutorial may be of help when testing the actual throttle position sensor (to see if it's creating a signal, or not, with a multimeter):

  1. How to Test the TP Sensor (1995-2002 Dodge Neon).

Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) Wiring Diagram (DOHC)

Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) Wiring Diagram (1996, 1997, 1998 Dodge/Plymouth Neon 2.0L SOHC/DOHC)

Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) Troubleshooting Notes:

The PCM provides 5 Volts DC on the PPL/WHT wire to both the throttle position sensor and IAT/MAP sensor (intake air temerature/manifold absolute pressure sensor).

If you're testing for a short to ground, a short to power, or an open in this circuit... you'll need to unplug both sensors to test this circuit.

Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) Wiring Diagram (PART 2)

Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) Wiring Diagram (1996, 1997, 1998 Dodge/Plymouth Neon 2.0L SOHC/DOHC)

Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) Diagnostic/Troubleshooting Notes:

The PCM provides a sensor ground on the BLK/LT BLU wire to a total of 9 components (including your Neon's throttle position sensor).

If you're testing for a short to ground, a short to power, or an open in this circuit... you'll need to unplug all of the sensors/components this sensor ground wire connects to.

Where to Buy the TPS and Save

You can buy the throttle position sensor for your Dodge/Plymouth Neon in just about any auto parts store... but you'll spend a whole lot more because they mark it up quite a bit.

My suggestion is to buy it online... or at least comparison shop to get an idea of how much it costs and how much you can save.

The following links:

Not sure if the above throttle position sensor (TPS) fits your particular Neon? Don't worry, once you get to the site, they'll make sure it fits by asking you the particulars of your vehicle. If it doesn't fit, they'll find you the right one.

More 2.0L Chrysler Tutorials

You can find a complete list of tutorials in this index: Chrysler 2.0L, 2.4L Index of Articles.

Here's a small sample of the Dodge/Plymouth Neon tutorials you'll find in the index:

  1. How to Test the Fuel Pump (Chrysler 2.0L, 2.4L).
  2. How to Troubleshoot a No Start (Chrysler 2.0L, 2.4L).
  3. How to Test the Engine Compression (Chrysler 2.0L, 2.4L).
  4. How to Test Misfire Codes (Chrysler 2.0L, 2.4L).
  5. How to Test a Fuel Injector (Chrysler 2.0L, 2.4L).
  6. How to Test the Coil Pack (Chrysler 2.0L, 2.4L) (at: easyautodiagnostics.com).