Why does my 97 Saturn keep burning out throttle positioning scensor

Asked by Aug 10, 2017 at 12:23 PM about the 1997 Saturn S-Series

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Why does my 97 Saturn keep burning out throttle positioning sensors . I have
replaced it 3 times

1 Answer

1,735

Yeah I just sold a 2002 Pontiac Firebird V6 3800 model engine and I went through, I was on my third mass air flow sensor right before I sold it and if you went to O'Reilly Auto Parts to get your throttle position sensor or mass air flow sensor like I did you made a big mistake I'd recommend getting the GM Factory throttle position sensor an original OEM GM part I remember mine was manufactured in Japan that might make a difference 4 GM , that's your best bet cuz I had to replace that once a throttle position sensor in my Saturn and I went to a GM auto dealership it was a Chevrolet dealership and put it in no problems I drove her for I don't know 50 60 thousand miles so you're probably putting in aftermarket cheap parts from O'Reilly even if they give you a warranty you could go through hell so you might as well just get the GM that's my recommendation.

Your Answer:

Saturn S-Series Experts

  • #1
    Alex Nazarian
    Reputation
    1,690
  • #2
    helpmeplease
    Reputation
    1,240
  • #3
    fabian_09_21
    Reputation
    1,030
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
993 Great Deals out of 54,027 listings starting at $1,299
Used Ford Mustang
716 Great Deals out of 40,014 listings starting at $1,795
Used Honda Accord
1,080 Great Deals out of 87,170 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Camry
1,306 Great Deals out of 77,930 listings starting at $795
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,251 Great Deals out of 88,692 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota Corolla
1,093 Great Deals out of 66,912 listings starting at $1,290
Used Nissan Altima
1,401 Great Deals out of 66,917 listings starting at $1,085
Used Ford F-150
3,851 Great Deals out of 220,455 listings starting at $921

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.