Airtex Engine Management has introduced what it describes as two “better-than-OE” non-contact throttle position sensors designed to eliminate wear issues and significantly reduce repair costs on Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 diesel trucks.
The new Airtex TPS sensors, now available for 1998-2007 Ram 2500 (Airtex No. 5S5351) and 3500 (No. 5S5352) models, feature problem-solving “Hall Effect” integrated circuitry, which the company says eliminates the wear-intensive contact associated with some OE parts and aftermarket alternatives.
Repetitive motion of the contact fingers across the resistor board on conventional sensors can wear holes in the board, causing engine hesitation, according to Airtex. The company says its new innovative design eliminates this contact and also is significantly more resistant to shock and vibration.
Unlike competing sensors – including those offered by Dodge dealers – the new Airtex TPS sensors are sold without the mounting bracket, which the company explains is “expensive, and rarely needed.”
“A replacement mounting bracket is absolutely not needed in nearly all of these repairs, and it adds significantly to the cost of the parts sourced through dealers or other aftermarket suppliers,” said Glen Eichhorn, vice president, electronics, Airtex Engine Management. “By choosing Airtex, repair professionals can offer a better-than-OE alternative that also costs significantly less.”