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Acculink Throttle Position Sensor Installation Guide


The Acculink Throttle Position Sensor is a linkage and sensor system that adds electronic throttle position measurement to a variety of different carburetors including many models made by Holley, Edelbrock, and Rochester. Follow the installation procedure below.

Identify the AccuLink TPS Parts

You should have the following parts:

  • Sensor bracket

  • Ratio arm

  • Adjustable arm (2 pieces)

  • Two 10/32" x 7/8" Phillips pan-head screws

  • Other mounting hardware (stainless steel nuts, washers, brackets and screws) 

Acculink Parts

Assemble the AccuLink TPS and Bracket

  • Identify the TPS itself, the sensor bracket and the two 10/32" x 7/8" Phillips pan-head screws.

  • Mount the TPS to the sensor bracket with the screws gently tightened. Be sure the plug side of the TPS is vertical (near the bracket mount), as shown.

  • Tighten the TPS screws.

Completed Sensor and Bracket

Assemble and Install the Ratio Arm

  • Find the Ratio Arm from your COMPUSHIFT II Kit. It's the small oval piece of metal (shown here) with a protruding stud on its smaller end.

    • For Edelbrock AFB or Holley carburetors, remove the inset washer. For Rochester Quadrajet, leave the washer in place.

  • Install the Ratio Arm onto the carburetor linkage as shown, using the ¼-20" x 5/8" pan head Phillips screw, washer, and nylon insert lock nut.

    • The Ratio Arm is designed to mount in the linkage where a kick-down cable normally attaches.

    • The washer sits between the carburetor linkage and the nylon insert lock nut.

  • Gently snug the screw and nut, but do not completely tighten. 

Completed Ratio Arm

Align the Ratio Arm

Edelbrock AFB & Holley

  • Set the Ratio Arm so that the center of its pin is aligned with the edge of the carburetor linkage, as shown.

  • Tighten the screw and nut in this position. 

Alignment on AFB and Holley Carburetors

Rochester Quadrajet

  • Set the Ratio Arm so that its pin is vertical.

  • Tighten the screw and nut in this position. 

Alignment on Rochester Quadrajet

Assemble the Adjustable Arm

The Adjustable Arm from your COMPUSHIFT II Kit contains two (4) pieces:

  • Fixed, threaded section

  • Sliding section

  • Two screws

Find and assemble the Adjustable Arm, leaving the screws gently snug.

Sliding Arms

Assembled Sliding Arms

Attach The Throttle Position Sensor 

Attach the fully assembled sensor to the carburetor using its linkage side-rear manifold bolt.  

  • The sensor must be aligned correctly: rotation of the throttle linkage should match the rotation of the sensor.

  • The Ratio Arm must be aligned along a straight line with the sensor. Hint: think of self-aligning window louvers.

  • A straight edge or ruler can help you with correct alignment.

Set the Adjustable Arm Length

  • Connect the fixed, threaded section of the Adjustable Arm to the Ratio Arm. The screw heads should face outward, away from the carburetor.

  • Adjust the arm length so the edge of the sliding section's slot is aligned with the center of the TPS pin (as shown here) for the correct length.

  • Tighten the adjustable arm screws at this position.

  • Disable the fast-idle cam for the choke so the carburetor butterflies are on low-speed idle

Install the Adjustable Arm

Install the Adjustable Arm by rotating the TPS so its pin can be inserted into the Arm, as shown here in its fully installed position.

Correctly Installed Adjustable Arm

Check the Adjustable Arm and Sensor

  • Check the Adjustable Arm with the throttle fully closed.

    • There should be tension on the arm and no free play.

    • Correct any free play by slightly shortening the arm.

Fully Closed Throttle

  • Check the operation in the fully open position.

    • Hold the carburetor linkage in the fully open position.

    • Confirm the sensor has some remaining rotation/stroke by pressing on its arm as shown.

    • If the sensor arm is fully extended (i.e., there is no remaining rotation/stroke), then lengthen the arm slightly to correct.

Fully Open Throttle

The sensor should not reach the end of its rotation or stroke at either end, but instead be slightly off the stop at each end of its travel. 
Failure to achieve this will result in incorrect operation.

Final Linkage Checks

  • Rotate the throttle linkage through its full range of travel to ensure no part of it hits the sensor.

  • The position of the sensor bracket must clear the secondary butterfly linkage. This is especially important on the Rochester Quadrajet.

  • To ensure smooth clearance, adjust the sensor bracket as necessary. 

Do not lubricate the linkage. The AccuLink system is designed to work without lubrication. Most lubricants will attract dirt, shortening the life of the system.

This photo below shows an incorrect install: the sensor rotation is not aligned with the linkage, and neither are the arms.

Incorrect Installation with Poor Alignment

Connect the Sensor to the Harness

  • Snap the throttle position sensor plug into the throttle position sensor. The plug has a rubber gasket that fits tightly.

  • Be sure to push the plug fully into the socket by squeezing the plug and the sensor together so you don't bend the sensor bracket. 

    • This may require two hands.

    • If you can see the green gasket (first photo), it is not fully connected. It should be fully compressed (second photo).

Seating the Connector

Fully Seated Connector

Secure the Wiring Harness to the Sensor Bracket

  • From the bottom, feed the supplied cable tie and insert it through the slot in the sensor bracket.

  • Cinch the cable tie around the wiring harness.

  • Trim excess tie length as desired.

Cable Tie In Place

Your installation is complete.

Acculink TPS Wire Colors and Pinout

The Acculink uses a standard AC Delco / General Motors part number 213-905 as the sensor. The sensor is simply a three terminal potentiometer, usually powered by +5 volts and ground. The wiper terminal output varies in voltage with the sensor position.

Here are the terminal assignments and wire colors on our standard harness:


Wire Color










+5 Volt Power

Acculink TPS Specifications


  • Carburetor-mounted, direct linkage, actuated, sealed position sensor with spring preload.


  • Adjustable stainless steel linkage arm, ratio arm, sensor arm

Mounting Hardware

  • Stainless steel nuts, washers, brackets, screws

Environmental Requirements

  • Relative Humidity: 0% – 90%

  • Temperature (Operating and Storage): -30° – 85° C (-22° – 185° F)


  • Rotational adjustment on sensor

  • Alignment adjustment on sensor bracket

  • Linkage length adjustment on arm

  • Mounting angle adjustment on ratio arm


  • Direct attachments to throttle linkage and intake manifold

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