TPS screws/bolts

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by LittleLucy27, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. LittleLucy27

    LittleLucy27 Registered User

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    Hi all
    So I ran codes and the TPS came up
    I am trying to get it off to clean/replace
    The screws are weird
    I've tried everything and nothing seems to grab
    I've spent hours searching with nothing helpful coming up
    Any udeas?

    1991 f250 7.3 idi na

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    T25 torx is what you need
     
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    You've tried everything and nothing seems to grab. Lets hope you haven't buggered them up in the process. Before you try the Torx drive be sure to clean out the bolt head. I recently ruined a Torx drive because it wouldn't go all the way into the bolt.
     
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    It appears to have schmutz in the headss. Doesn't it?
     
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    Clean it up with a wire brush and make sure it’s not buggered
     
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    There's plastic crud in there, to prevent someone messing with it. Get in there with a pick and pick it out, then T25.
     
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    That's right. I remember that now too.
     
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    May need a sharp chisel and cut off the heads.Then you can easily remove the bolt threads. Mine were replaced with hex head bolts before I purchased my rig back in 94. I recall they are 14x28 thread bolts. The hex is 7/16. Works fine really..
     
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    LittleLucy27 Registered User

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    Thanks folks!!
    I thought it looked like crud in there......thanks! Just wasn't willing to go there without some form of confirmation......
    I'm really short
    I have a really bad neck
    Which causes weakness in the upper body and considerable pain
    Therefore I have to go at a task with a plan )
    Thanks so much !!!!
    Goof off? Maybe? Applied directly to the plastic. ....I know it will eat stuff you don't want it to;)
     
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    Soooooooo I'm looking for a new tps
    Napa has the motorcraft fir $60
    O'Reilly has borg warner for $40
    Comments? :)
    Advice?
    :)
    Thanks
     
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    For electronics, stick with factory original when possible.

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