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    Angry Just purchased 2002 Freelander

    I need to find the throttle position sensor on the Freelander. I've purchased the sensor and I'm not sure where I put the thing on the Freelander. Let me know...I'm pulling my hair out with this thing. I HAVE MADE A HUGE MISTAKE buying this Land Rover. NOW I'm stuck with it and can't drive the POS! Help PLEASE!

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    where in Illinois are you?
    "May God have mercy on my enemies because I won't" General George S. Patton

    1983 Defender 110 Wagon

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    I am located in Streator, IL.

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    About an 1 1/2 South of Chicago near Dwight and Ottawa.

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    Why do you think you need 2 change tps sesnor?? What's going on?? What codes?? The reason I ask is you seem to be getting worked about locating the tps sensor, but iam really curious why... I have never ever changed 1 or seen one fail...iam not saying that's not your problem, as I don't know your symptoms....and don't want you to change something you don't need to...

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    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!!!!

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    I have no idea if the TPS is the correct diagnosis, but I've attached two pages from RAVE that deal with replacing the TPS.

    I have no idea if this procedure is correct for your vehicle, but hopefully it will help.wmln012n.pdf

    You can easily find a link to the RAVE CD all over this forum. If you plan to do any work at all on your rover, this is a requirement.

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    Thank you Apple_Eater for the schematic, but that is actually a different Throttle body than mine. So I'm surmising I've purchased this TPS for the wrong throttle. The picture in the schematic for the TPS is exactly the one I have, but the Throttle body is different, if that makes sense.

    I'm unsure what to do...so frustrating. The car can't be driven over 30 MPH and then when it shifts to I guess 3rd gear the jolt happens to the rear end and the TC and Descent lights come on along with the service engine light. This is what I was basing my need for the TPS was on the code that was picked up from the Service Engine light that was read at my local Autozone.

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    Did you end up fixing the issue? I'll agree with Appe Eater and say the TPS doesn't sound like the cause. Could be a few different things... maybe even the MAF sensor.

    Did you end up pulling the engine codes before the repairs were done?

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