Belle's Chevy Malibu threw a
Easy fix thinks I. Get a new sensor, twenty minutes and a few hand tools and it's good to go.
Off to Autozone.com I go. Hmmm, no TPS even listed. OreillyAuto.com next. Hmmm, no TPS listed at all. AdvanceAutoParts.com..nope. My secret weapon, RockAuto.com....WTF? no TPS listed.
Srsly? I'm going to have to go to a stealership parts department to get a throttle position sensor? The Harrah!
My stubbornness about paying inflated parts prices drove me to find out what the deal was. What would have been a 10 minute part lookup turned into a 2 hour googlefu quest.
Turns out Chevy built the throttle position sensor into the throttle body....meaning, the entire throttle body has to be replaced when the $28 sensor craps out. Cheapest of the cheap auto parts store; Autozone price $369...special order only.
www.rockauto.com had a wholesaler's closeout on an AC Delco replacement part for 86 bucks. Yay! I think? (once you know what the hell you are looking for it's a lot easier to find)
Wholesaler's closeout? That car is 5 years old. Might be time to start hoarding Malibu parts.