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Airtex Introduces New Diesel Throttle Position Sensors

Airtex Engine Management has introduced two new sensors that are designed to eliminate wear issues and also reduce the repair costs on diesel trucks like the Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500.

Called Airtex No. 5S5351 for the 1998- 2007 Ram 2500 and Airtex No. 5S5352 for the Ram 3500 series they are said to be better than OE non-contact throttle position sensors.

The sensors feature problem-solving “Hall Effect” integrated circuitry, which the company says eliminates the wear-intensive contact associated with some OE parts and aftermarket alternatives. They are long life and non contact sensors.

Repetitive motion of the contact fingers across the resistor board on conventional sensors can wear holes in the board, causing engine hesitation. The new Airtex parts' innovative design eliminates this contact and is also significantly more resistant to shock and vibration.

Glen Eichhorn, vice president, electronics, Airtex Engine Management said that 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. He added that by choosing Airtex, repair professionals can offer a better-than-OE alternative that also costs significantly less.

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