Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) Wiring Diagram
NOTE: The throttle position sensor (TPS) wiring diagrams and info in this page apply only to 1997, 1998 1.6L Honda Civic.
The PCM provides 5 Volts DC on the YEL/BLU wire to both the throttle position sensor, fuel tank pressure sensor and the EGR valve lift sensor (on VTEC-E only).
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) Diagnostic/Troubleshooting Notes:
The PCM provides a sensor ground on the GRN/BLK wire to a total of 6 components (including your Civic'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 Honda Civic 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 Honda Civic? 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.
You can find a complete list of tutorials in this index: Honda 1.6L Index of Articles.
Here's a small sample of the 1.6L Honda Civic tutorials you'll find in the index:
- Testing Shift Control Solenoid Valves A and B (1996-2000 1.6L Honda Civic).
- How to Test the Alternator (1996-2000 1.6L Honda Civic).
- How to Test: Lock-up Control Solenoid Valves (1996-2000 1.6L Honda Civic).
- How to Test Trouble Code P0135 (1995-2000 Honda 1.6L).
- How to Test the Igniter, Ignition Coil Accord, Civic, CRV, and Odyssey (at:easyautodiagnostics.com).