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Hey guys.

So I replaced my throttle cable on saturday (which was needed-DX way too long). Now my car won't stay started. It turns over just fine and is getting fuel, it just doesn't want to stay running. When I try to give it gas at start up, it does nothing. The body opens up and everything, but it's like the ECU doesn't know that the throttle is open at all. I even disconnected the TPS, tried to start it and the car did the same thing, so I don't know what that tells me. Any clues?

Also, I have a obd0 b16 throttle body. Should I try and swap that in to see if it is in fact the tps? (I have an OBD0 DOHC ZC)

The check engine light is not going on and I haven't checked for any codes (no light bulb on the one I'm using, but I have another one at my house I can use to check codes).

Any input would be GREATLY appreciated. And I did SEARCH, but couldn't really find too much.
 

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So you are saying that if you start the car and even hold the throttle plate open, it still dies? thats really weird.
 

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thats really weird....if theres nothing blocking the air entering th emotor it should just rev right up. even without a tps sensor, it shouldnt matter. the map sensor is still connected right? you didnt reverse those 2 plugs?
 

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No, all I touched was the TPS and the throttle body. I don't even know where the MAP sensor is really. If the MAP sensor is faulty, then could that be what is causing this problem. Meaning, would it still rev if the plate was open and the MAP sensor was faulty?
 

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bobski said:
Does it come on for 2 seconds when you switch the ignition on? If not, check that the ground connection on the thermostat housing is clean and tight.
Yeah, i believe it does, but I'll check the ground anyway. I actually had another ecu that I used to check for codes.... NADA. wasn't throwing anything.
 

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Ok, so I was sick of trying to find out what was going on so I just took it to a local shop. They identified the problem as being the ignition switch. I guess the "on" position was shot, it wouldn't let the spark keep going. But thanks for the suggestions
 
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