Throttle Position Sensor Circuit Descriptions

Making Sure The TPS Is Getting 5 Volts And Ground. How To Test The TPS With A Multimeter (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 3.8L Ford Windstar)

The throttle position sensor (TPS) on your 1996-1999 3.8L V6 Ford Windstar has 3 wires coming out of its electrical connector. Here is a brief description of each:

# Cable Description
1 GRY/RED Ground
2 GRY/WHT TP Signal
3 BRN/WHT 5 Volts

NOTE: You'll notice some of the wires are described with two colors divided by a forward slash (/). In these cases, the color description is letting you know that the wire has a solid color with a stripe in it. For example BRN/WHT means: brown with a white stripe.

  1. BRN -Brown.
  2. GRY -Grey.
  3. RED -Red.
  4. WHT -White.

More Ford 3.8L Tutorials

You can find a complete list of 3.8L Ford tutorials in the following two indexes:

  1. Ford 3.8L Index Of Articles.
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  1. How To Clean the Ford Mass Air Flow Sensor.
  2. Coolant Leaking From Intake Gaskets (Ford 3.8L).
  3. How To Diagnose Misfire Codes (Ford 3.0L, 3.8L).
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