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Re: Throttle Position Sensor

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Mon 27.04.2015, 18:10

I looked through a lot of parts books and found the throttle body on the M100 is from the 1987 Isuzu I-Mark Turbo and the TPS that is shown for it looks like the one used in the M100.

The TPS for the '91 Isuzu Impulse Turbo is not the same as the one used in the M100.

The 1987 Chevrolet Spectrum Turbo also uses the same part.

The numbers offered are: TH277 by Standard, 8944331860 and 94433186 from Isuzu and GM, SERA4848 is the Hitachi part number for the Th277.

AC Delco used number 2134486 or 19236540.

The GM and Isuzu numbers are all shown to be obsolete.

I ordered a SERA4848 and will let everyone know if it really is a correct match
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Re: Throttle Position Sensor

Postby Rob P » Tue 28.04.2015, 11:49

Brit-Car-Nut wrote:I looked through a lot of parts books and found the throttle body on the M100 is from the 1987 Isuzu I-Mark Turbo and the TPS that is shown for it looks like the one used in the M100.
The TPS for the '91 Isuzu Impulse Turbo is not the same as the one used in the M100.
The 1987 Chevrolet Spectrum Turbo also uses the same part.
The numbers offered are: TH277 by Standard, 8944331860 and 94433186 from Isuzu and GM, SERA4848 is the Hitachi part number for the Th277.
AC Delco used number 2134486 or 19236540.
The GM and Isuzu numbers are all shown to be obsolete.
I ordered a SERA4848 and will let everyone know if it really is a correct match


Thanks BCN, I look forward to further update, currently car behaving itself but I do feel that this is an area which needs something newer deploying
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Re: Throttle Position Sensor

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Sat 09.05.2015, 05:10

The story so far:

The TH277 Throttle Position Sensor finally arrived and the actual sensor is probably fine but the attaching wings are a lot longer than ours and it doesn't have a harness because it was used with a plug in connector.

TPS-2s.jpg
Our TPS and the TH277


The TH277 is a Hitachi SERA484-8 while our TPS is a SERA484-2

So, I went back into the catalogs and under the Isuzu I-Mark TURBO in 1989 there is a listing for a Standard Motor Products TH332 which cross references to TPS4085 and Airtex Wells # 5S5200. It supposedly also fits the Chevy Spectrum Turbo.

5S5200.jpg
Looks familiar?


The TH332 is a Hitachi SERA484-2a and it looks to be identical to ours.

The TH332, TPS4085 and the 5S5200 are not inexpensive at Rock Auto $195.99 for the TH332 or $189.79 for the 5S5200 but a sight less expensive than the Lotus A100E6432S at £237.88

I found suppliers on eBay, Google, NAPA, Auto Zone and Amazon. Auto Zone seems to have one of the lowest price in the US at $174.99 - It is a Special Order Item so don't expect to walk in and pick one up.

Amazon has a listing for $167.76 and free shipping.

There is a reference to Isuzu part numbers 8943146060, 8943607820 (GM # 94314606 and 94360782).

So, NEW TPS units are still available from Lotus, Rock Auto, Auto Zone and Amazon and the TH277 is probably the correct electronics, jut the wrong attachment and connection, but it is a 4 wire device. The one I purchased was only $50.00 so not a big waste in the overall scheme of research. If anyone wants it, they can buy it from me for $50.00 + whatever the shipping to your address will cost. I will eventually sell it on eBay.

I hope this info helps.
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Re: Throttle Position Sensor

Postby Elanlover » Sat 09.05.2015, 13:53

Good research! :cheers:
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Re: Throttle Position Sensor

Postby Scott » Wed 17.05.2017, 06:10

Hello, I am in the need for a new TPS sensor. Should I go through SJ's one or RockAuto's?
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Re: Throttle Position Sensor

Postby Scott » Wed 17.05.2017, 06:12

Brit-Car-Nut wrote:The story so far:

The TH277 Throttle Position Sensor finally arrived and the actual sensor is probably fine but the attaching wings are a lot longer than ours and it doesn't have a harness because it was used with a plug in connector.

TPS-2s.jpg


The TH277 is a Hitachi SERA484-8 while our TPS is a SERA484-2

So, I went back into the catalogs and under the Isuzu I-Mark TURBO in 1989 there is a listing for a Standard Motor Products TH332 which cross references to TPS4085 and Airtex Wells # 5S5200. It supposedly also fits the Chevy Spectrum Turbo.

5S5200.jpg


The TH332 is a Hitachi SERA484-2a and it looks to be identical to ours.

The TH332, TPS4085 and the 5S5200 are not inexpensive at Rock Auto $195.99 for the TH332 or $189.79 for the 5S5200 but a sight less expensive than the Lotus A100E6432S at £237.88

I found suppliers on eBay, Google, NAPA, Auto Zone and Amazon. Auto Zone seems to have one of the lowest price in the US at $174.99 - It is a Special Order Item so don't expect to walk in and pick one up.

Amazon has a listing for $167.76 and free shipping.

There is a reference to Isuzu part numbers 8943146060, 8943607820 (GM # 94314606 and 94360782).

So, NEW TPS units are still available from Lotus, Rock Auto, Auto Zone and Amazon and the TH277 is probably the correct electronics, jut the wrong attachment and connection, but it is a 4 wire device. The one I purchased was only $50.00 so not a big waste in the overall scheme of research. If anyone wants it, they can buy it from me for $50.00 + whatever the shipping to your address will cost. I will eventually sell it on eBay.

I hope this info helps.


Hello, I am in the need for a new TPS sensor. Should I go through SJ's one or RockAuto's? Have you tried any of the ones you refer?
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Re: Throttle Position Sensor

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Wed 17.05.2017, 12:33

SJ's price is no worse than the US versions. YOu should probably go that route
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Re: Throttle Position Sensor

Postby Scott » Wed 24.05.2017, 05:53

Brit-Car-Nut wrote:SJ's price is no worse than the US versions. YOu should probably go that route

Ok cool! I'm buying next week!

Does anyone know if the car is shaking at high speeds ( >80-100km ++ ) what could it be?
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Re: Throttle Position Sensor

Postby muley » Wed 24.05.2017, 08:47

Scott wrote:
Brit-Car-Nut wrote:SJ's price is no worse than the US versions. YOu should probably go that route

Ok cool! I'm buying next week!

Does anyone know if the car is shaking at high speeds ( >80-100km ++ ) what could it be?


Buckled/out of balance wheel?


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Re: Throttle Position Sensor

Postby Fredjohn » Wed 24.05.2017, 10:02

muley wrote:
Scott wrote:
Brit-Car-Nut wrote:SJ's price is no worse than the US versions. YOu should probably go that route

Ok cool! I'm buying next week!

Does anyone know if the car is shaking at high speeds ( >80-100km ++ ) what could it be?


Buckled/out of balance wheel?
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:agree:

In addition you may wish to inspect your tyres for flat spots. After storing for a while without proper support for the tyres they will become flat on one side. This can also cause shaking: I know I'm currently suffering the same problem and trying to eliminate it. Had wheels checked for straightness (OK), but 2 tyres had flat-spots, so 2 new ones ordered. Toyo Proxes T1R in case you want to know!
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Re: Throttle Position Sensor

Postby lotusflasherman » Wed 24.05.2017, 10:34

Fredjohn wrote: Toyo Proxes T1R in case you want to know!


Good decision... done a couple of thousand miles on mine and very good in wet and dry, and I didn't pay a lot for them. Having fun trying to wear them out ...
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Re: Throttle Position Sensor

Postby Fredjohn » Wed 24.05.2017, 10:45

Thanks Phil....unfortunately the tyres (all Proxes) were only 4/5 years old and had loads of wear left in them.....Need to buy some tyre supports!!

:offtopic: sorry guys.

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Re: Throttle Position Sensor

Postby Scott » Fri 26.05.2017, 05:34

Well in that case I definitely need a new set of tyres as mine are 5 year old as the car is mostly in the garage using it for weekends or rainy days (yes I have towels always inside the car haha)
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