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Acronym Definition Notes / What Is / Who Is
TACH tachometer Displays the RPM of the engine.
TAV temperature actuated vacuum Used in the emission control system.
TB throttle body Replaces a carburetor on a intake manifold.
TBI throttle body injection Electronic fuel injectors located inside the TB.
TC turbocharger Operated by engine exhaust pressure, pumps high volumes of air / fuel mixture into intake manifold.
TCC torque converter clutch Similar to the clutch in a manual transmission, operated a electric solenoid. Locks in low speed operation.
TCM transmission or transaxle control module Controls electric / fluid flow. Works with ECM.
TCS traction control system Controls traction of vehicle. Works with ECM and ABS.
TDC top dead center Position of a engine piston
TFP Transmission fluid pressure Electric pressure switch
TIA Tire Industry Association International association representing the tire industry, including manufacturers, repair, recycle, sell, service, new or retreaded tires. Formed by the 2002 merger of the International Tire & Rubber Association ITRA and the Tire Association of North America TANA.
TP throttle position Position where the throttle plate is located.
TPP throttle position potentiometer A electric resistor in the TPS
TPS throttle position sensor Electrically determines how far you push the accelerator pedal down / throttle plate position.
TRAA Towing & Recovery Association of America Founded in 1979 in Kansas City, Missouri and headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is the umbrella trade group and national voice of the towing and recovery industry.
TTMA Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association International association of truck trailer manufacturers and industry suppliers.
TVS thermal vacuum switch Controlled by engine coolant heat, makes or breaks electrical contact.
TVV thermal vacuum valve Controlled by engine coolant heat, opens or closes a vacuum operated device.
TWC three way catalyst A catalytic converter

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Note: An Acronym is a abbreviation that is formed using the individual letter components in a phrase, name, organization or thing. Listings on this page are used throughout the automotive industry.

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