Re: Location of 2002 Freelander Throttle Position Sensor
This last Monday I was driving my new Freelander just a few days after purchasing. I was driving along and out of the blue it acted like it was running out of gas. I was a low and thought that my gas guage was off, so pulled off to get some gas. At the same time that I started losing power my TC and downhill lights both came on along with the service engine light. I filled up, drove off and the lights reset (went off) and then when I got say over 30 mph, I had this jerk in the rear end, I began losing power and the lights all came on again (TC, downhill and service engine). The vehicle was herky-jerky as if something was wrong with the rear end in the transmission. I was able to drive it to a nearby Autozone and they checked the codes and according to their computer it showed a bad "TPS". According to some research (off this site) I also came to the conclusion that this must be the case (faulty TPS). So I ordered a TPS online. But I do not see anywhere it will go. I've taken the top plastic cover (that houses the air filter), removed the Mass Air Flow sensor, removed the duct work to the Throttle control body and alas, still no TPS. My only conclusion is that the TPS is located within the Throttle body itself, which of course, looks like I would be UNABLE to rebuild and thus would not need a TPS. I would then need a new Throttle body. So my new adventure with the Land Rover has been extremely FRUSTRATING to say the least. So, there you have it. My frustration, exasperation and my need to get this buggy back on the road. My nearest Land Rover stealership is 1.5 hours away. Had I known that LRs are so difficult to work on, I woulnd't have bought this thing. I like to think of myself as an OK mechanic. I just failed to do a better job of doing my research and I'm kicking myself all over the place. Sorry for the long narrative. But wanted to give the best picture I possibly can. Thanks for reading and for possible solutions.
This is a 2002 Freelander 2.5L V6. 49K miles. Purchased for $6500 and probably was a HUGE waste of my money after doing further research online (which I should have done a better job BEFORE purchasing!) I had no intent of going toward LR, but the black, shiny, pretty thing called my name. I thought I would have been lucky getting a rig at under 50K miles. But I guess when you think you're getting a steal, you're probably getting highjacked somewhere else. Hope someone can help me out there!!!!