Q: Throttle body sensor

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If my throttle body sensor is out , how urgent is it to get it fixed . If it doesnt get fixed , what would happen
My car has an automatic transmission.

The throttle position sensor is an important input that the onboard computer uses to determine the proper amount of fuel to be added. A failing sensor can cause loss of fuel milage, engine stumbling, and reduced engine output are just a few examples of symptoms you may experience. If you would like to have this taken care of, a certified technician from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to replace your throttle position sensor for you.

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