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Throttle Body Replacement Estimate for Ford F-150

Ford F-150 Throttle Body Replacement costs $624 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$148 to $1185
Labor: $80 -$126
Parts: $68 -$1059
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$241 to 2265
Average Shop price
$181 to 1459
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2005 Ford F-150V8-5.4LService typeThrottle Body ReplacementEstimate$1252.71Shop/Dealer Price$1556.42 - $2441.05
1994 Ford F-150L6-4.9LService typeThrottle Body ReplacementEstimate$1123.93Shop/Dealer Price$1394.56 - $2177.16
2012 Ford F-150V6-3.5L TurboService typeThrottle Body ReplacementEstimate$493.33Shop/Dealer Price$605.29 - $916.13
2010 Ford F-150V8-4.6LService typeThrottle Body ReplacementEstimate$1243.45Shop/Dealer Price$1546.59 - $2425.57
2013 Ford F-150V8-5.0LService typeThrottle Body ReplacementEstimate$938.39Shop/Dealer Price$1162.36 - $1810.37
1991 Ford F-150V8-5.8LService typeThrottle Body ReplacementEstimate$1129.17Shop/Dealer Price$1398.16 - $2179.38
2017 Ford F-150V6-3.5L TurboService typeThrottle Body ReplacementEstimate$217.33Shop/Dealer Price$262.66 - $373.91
2000 Ford F-150V8-5.4LService typeThrottle Body ReplacementEstimate$693.89Shop/Dealer Price$860.97 - $1331.61
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Throttle Body Replacement Service

What is the throttle body and how does it work?

The throttle body is an air metering device mounted between the air filter and snorkel, and the intake plenum. Within the throttle body is a movable throttle plate whose position controls the amount of air that enters the engine to determine engine speed. Throttle body designs vary. Some incorporate an idle air control valve, throttle position sensor, and other electronic throttle controls. The throttle plate in the throttle body can be controlled directly by an accelerator pedal cable or fully electronically in the newest drive-by-wire systems.

When to consider replacing the throttle body:

  • Check engine light and/or reduced power warning light is on. Most modern throttle bodies have electrical components, such as a throttle position sensor. These components are monitored by the powertrain control module (PCM). If the check engine light or reduced power warning light comes on, a mechanic will determine if any of the stored trouble codes implicate a throttle body malfunction.
  • Wrong idle speed. Carbon deposits in the throttle body, particularly around the movable throttle plate or in the idle air control valve, can cause the engine idle speed to be too low or too high.
  • Poor transmission shifting. In some applications, transmission shift timing relies on signal outputs from the throttle body. If the throttle position sensor is defective, that might adversely affect shift timing and feel.

How do mechanics replace the throttle body?

  • The engine cover is removed, if necessary.
  • The flexible rubber snorkel from the air filter housing to the throttle body is disconnected. Typically, the connection is made with a large stainless steel hose clamp.
  • The electrical connections to the throttle body are removed.
  • If the throttle body is not a drive-by-wire system, the accelerator cable and cruise control cable are disconnected and set aside.
  • The bolts retaining the throttle body to the plenum, the gasket, and the throttle body are removed. If the throttle body is being cleaned and tested for re-use, approved chemicals are used in the cleaning process.
  • The new or serviced throttle body is re-attached to the plenum and the bolts torqued to factory specifications.
  • All cables and electrical connections are restored. The intake air snorkel is reconnected.
  • If applicable, the electronic throttle installation and idle re-learn procedures are performed using an appropriate scan tool.
  • Finally, the engine is started, brought to normal operating temperature, and idle speed is checked. The car is road tested to ensure normal operation and no illumination of warning or service lights.

Is it safe to drive with a throttle body problem?

Yes. But, the vehicle may be limited in power or put into what is referred to as limp mode, in order to get the vehicle to a repair facility. If the check engine light is on, or the electronic throttle control warning light is on, but there is no noticeable difference in engine performance, the car can be safely driven. However, it is best to have it diagnosed and repaired at your earliest convenience to avoid unexpected breakdown or possible damage to the catalytic converter.

When replacing the throttle body keep in mind:

  • Many modern throttle bodies have spring loaded sensors and plastic gears that are not intended to be manipulated directly during any diagnostics or inspections. These components are controlled electronically or generate signals. It is best to let a mechanic use approved tests to diagnose the problem.
  • Wiring faults, bad grounds, or bad terminal connections can make it appear as though an electronically controlled throttle has failed. A mechanic will always rule out all other causes before replacing the throttle body.
  • When cleaning the throttle body, special care should be taken to use only special spray cleaners designed to not damage electrical components or sensors.

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William's diagnostic was spot on, despite the vague readings, that's on Ford I planned on changing the faulty part myself as it is a simple procedure, however, he replaced the trottle body with an OEM part including labor significantly cheaper than I could source a rebuild one locally! A no brainer. He suggested an additional tweek, which i took care of myself, truck runs great now. The lingering engine light disappeared a few hours after running the engine with the new purge valve I installed, as he predicted. Will definitely recommend Your Mechanic and William. Thank you!

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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2005 Ford F-150V8-5.4LService typeThrottle Body ReplacementEstimate$1252.71Shop/Dealer Price$1556.42 - $2441.05
1994 Ford F-150L6-4.9LService typeThrottle Body ReplacementEstimate$1123.93Shop/Dealer Price$1394.56 - $2177.16
2012 Ford F-150V6-3.5L TurboService typeThrottle Body ReplacementEstimate$493.33Shop/Dealer Price$605.29 - $916.13
2010 Ford F-150V8-4.6LService typeThrottle Body ReplacementEstimate$1243.45Shop/Dealer Price$1546.59 - $2425.57
2013 Ford F-150V8-5.0LService typeThrottle Body ReplacementEstimate$938.39Shop/Dealer Price$1162.36 - $1810.37
1991 Ford F-150V8-5.8LService typeThrottle Body ReplacementEstimate$1129.17Shop/Dealer Price$1398.16 - $2179.38
2017 Ford F-150V6-3.5L TurboService typeThrottle Body ReplacementEstimate$217.33Shop/Dealer Price$262.66 - $373.91
2000 Ford F-150V8-5.4LService typeThrottle Body ReplacementEstimate$693.89Shop/Dealer Price$860.97 - $1331.61
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