well i got my Haynes manual and thought i'd have a quick butchers under the bonnet ...
when i disconnected the Throttle Position Sensor the car ticked over on it's own!! ok, so it was still a little erratic, but it was all on it's own without me touching the accelerator, so i am possibly thinking this could be a main part of the problem (thanks ashy).
now, if i were to drive my car with this still disconnected, what damage could i be doing, if any?
also, how can i change the connector as it was all wired in and sealed all the way down to where it meets other bits?
can i change literally just the plug?
can it be the throttle body itself and not the sensor?
if i disconnected the air cleaner housing from the throttle body, then sprayed possibly carb cleaner into the throttle body and left this to work for a short time, would i be doing any damage? is there a certain way of doing things to clean the throttle body out?
my exhaust downpipe is blowing and getting worse ... will this have any effect on the problem?
Last edited by the_womble; 26-02-2006 at 11:05.