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Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Rolling Prairie, Ind
Having retired almost 4years ago and then taking a “part Time” job at O’Reillys parts store to get me out of the house a bit has given me a bit of insight to all of this..... and all i’ll Say is that TPS sensor failures are not an uncommon thing along with cam/crank position sensors.
My opinion is that it has to be just a weak design because it occurs across most manufacturers with GM being the most common, but again it’s just my opinion and I know that there is a very limited supplier base for most of these so ford probably gets theirs from the same guy’s as Chevy and price is without a doubt the major driving force for buying from a supplier.
Having worked for 30yrs for the major oe brake supplier that with the exception of Toyota & Honda all the other manufacturers use cost as the main factor in purchasing with the caveat that the parts last long enough to get them out of the warranty period. They all do it. Again the exceptions are Honda & Toyota where they want 100k of no failures.
Through in Subaru I believe because very few come into O’Reily for parts but when they do they are somewhat expensive which says that they don’t sell many Subaru parts.
So, all that said all i’m saying is that TPS failure is not an uncommon issue for everything that uses them, shouldn’t be but it just is. My .02
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