First test I would do is verify fuel pressure and leak down test. You can also put a volt meter on the TPS and slowly move it and see if you see a voltage jump. MAP could also cause an issue. Could be tps or could be engine going lean on fuel until the ecm starts correcting.
Im not sure what voltage you should be looking for, but with what you're describing, you'd be looking for a non-linear, or step change in the voltage. When you're moving the TPS around, it should be a natural progression from full closed to full open.
If you're reading (CAUTION: MADE UP NUMBERS!) 1v at closed and you move it around and it stays at 1v and then half way through the travel it jumps to 10v without a steady increase (1, 2, 3, 4...) then the engine could be getting faulty Throttle position info from the TPS and not doing the magic that the computers do properly.
as far as actually doing this procedure, I would leave it on the car and just press/pull on the throttle cable to make it move around.
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Al, I know this is pretty obvious but if the car was running properly BEFORE you replaced the parts and now it is not then you either have some issue with the replaced parts or you managed to create a vacuum leak or some other issue when you did the swap. Sometimes I take a can of carb and choke cleaner and spray it without the little tiny hose around the intake to find vacuum leaks. If your engine changes sound or idle when you spray it around the intake and throttle body area it can help you find vaccum leaks that way. It is also easy to screw up the O-rings on the injectors when you remove and install them, you might try taking the UIM back off and poking around under there looking for hoses disconnected. Also make sure all the electrical plugs are firmly seated in the throttle body etc... It is real easy to miss things when you take that upper end apart. The other possibility is that a vacuum line cracked when you put the UIM back on. When I first got my 85GT here I pulled the UIM off and found the vacuum hose to the fuel rail was disconnected. I STILL have a running issue with this engine I cannot find thus far but I am working on it. Good luck finding your problem. Sometimes also having someone else look at all the lines and hoses they may see something you are missing. Check your EGR tube hookup too... peace
I replaced every known sensor and component, only to discover that the problem was several vacuum leaks in the many pipes under the plenum. I would check that first, since it seems to be one of the most common Fiero problems. $.02, please. Happy New Year!
Re-time the ignition, with the proper ports on the diagnostic plug jumped. (A and B I think?) I just jump em with a paper clip. My 86 2.5 did this and it was because the timing was too retarded. It took a second for the ecm to figure out what the issue was and then it corrected it causing the power surge. Just an idea! goodluck and keep us posted.
everything is fixed exept for this, no matter what I do with the tps, regardless of if its a new or used one, there is still no change, the rpm drops to almost stalling, and therein lies the issue, I don't want the car to stall when I want to just take off. no matter what adjustment.
the only thing I saw with a new tps is when I adjusted it to where it wasn't making contact with the finger linked to the butterfly, it threw a low voltage code. otherwise when I would bring it back to the "normal looking" adjustment, it still lagged on ANY throttle input...
the idle is around 1100-1200 at operating temp, and in gear (a/t) I checked the vac lines for obstruction and leaks, and I sealed it all and made sure it wasn't a vac leak.
I still didn't read the voltage on the tps... I'll do that next, but I think its something else...
im running with the new tps now, at the factory setting. when I apply throttle input, steadily increasing it from a stop, no problem, maybe a slight dip in rpm (maybe 250ish) for a hair of a second and then it recovers and takes off.
however, if I stomp the throttle to wide open from a stop, the engine drops to 500 from 1100-1200 and then stalls out.
I can take off without a problem if the idle is higher than normal (1.25-1.5k area)
could the cam I put in make this issue more prominent with the retarded stock ecm?
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Check all your vac lines. Esp the pcv valve. If you have a decent sized leak it would definilty do that. Also hows the cap rotor and plugs a weak spark could cause ths car to dump too much fuel before the spark. ..
im running an msd 6A series ignition control, spark is awesome.
the tps has something to do with it. I don't know why the rpms want to drop off with the good tps, every time I give throttle input.
I put my original one on and bent the tab to where theres a two-penny thick gap between the throttle body finger and the tps' swing arm. and the car's throttle response is CRISP. but I've sacrificed the instant fire up on a cold start.