Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

Customer Ratings

(51)

Included for free with this service

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Customer Ratings

(51)

How much does Throttle/Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Throttle/Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2010 Dodge Charger$229$133.90$94.995%$241.40
2008 Jeep Compass$241$145.68$94.994%$253.18
2007 Jeep Patriot$241$145.68$94.994%$253.18
2007 Acura TL$366$270.72$94.993%$378.22
2014 BMW 528i$423$328.06$94.992%$435.56
2007 Chevrolet Corvette$293$198.38$94.994%$305.88

Throttle/Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor Replacement Service

What is the Throttle/Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor all about?

On older vehicle designs, a simple throttle cable connects the accelerator pedal to the engine and controls the amount of fuel delivered to the engine. However, with fuel injected systems, that has changed. Newer engines now use electronics to control the amount of fuel sent to the engine based on accelerator pedal movement. This is the job of the accelerator pedal position sensor. It’s mounted to the gas pedal, and essentially translates the movement of the pedal (speed and position) into voltage, which tells the car’s computer how much fuel to supply for engine acceleration.

Keep in mind:

  • It’s impossible to check the operation of the accelerator pedal position sensor visually as it requires a voltmeter and an understanding of the proper voltage output range.
  • It’s possible for an accelerator pedal position sensor to operate intermittently.
  • A discrepancy in voltage will put the computer into “limp” mode, which provides significantly reduced power to prevent damage.

How it's done:

  • The throttle pedal position sensor is verified that it needs to be replaced. The throttle trim cover is then removed to access the sensor .
  • The defective throttle pedal position sensor is disconnected and removed.

  • The new throttle pedal position sensor is installed onto the firewall and reconnected.

  • The engine is started and the throttle pedal position sensor is tested for operation. The trim panel is then reinstalled.

  • The vehicle is road tested to ensure proper operation of the throttle pedal position sensor.

Our recommendation:

There is no set service or replacement period for your accelerator pedal position sensor. If you suspect a problem with your accelerator pedal position sensor, have one of our expert mechanics diagnose the system.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Throttle/Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor?

  • Lagging or intermittent acceleration
  • No acceleration
  • Limited power (limp mode)
  • No throttle response in Park or Neutral

How important is this service?

Because the accelerator pedal position sensor tells the car’s computer how quickly you’re depressing the accelerator pedal and controls the supply of fuel to the engine, replacement is very important. While your car will continue to operate even if there is a problem with the sensor, it will do so with limited capacity. Our experienced mechanics will use a voltmeter to determine sensor operation and diagnose the problem accurately. Have a faulty accelerator pedal position sensor replaced immediately.


Recent Throttle/Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor Replacement reviews

Excellent Rating

(51)

Rating Summary
49
1
1
0
0
49
1
1
0
0

Brian

23 years of experience
661 reviews
Brian
23 years of experience
Nissan Sentra L4-2.5L - Throttle/Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor Replacement - Jacksonville, Florida
WAS LATE WHEN HE ARRIVED EXPLAINED WHY WENT STRAIGHT TO WORK GOT THE JOB DONE AT END TALKED TO ME ABOUT THE SERVICE AND I STILL GIVE HIM FIVE(5) STARS FOR PROFFESIONALISM

Deward

17 years of experience
59 reviews
Deward
17 years of experience
GMC Yukon XL 1500 V8-6.0L - Throttle/Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor - Greensboro, North Carolina
Friendly and quick. Got right to the job and explained to me what happened to cause the issue. Would use the service again.

Michael

2021 years of experience
6 reviews
Michael
2021 years of experience
GMC Envoy L6-4.2L - Throttle/Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor - Youngtown, Arizona
Kind - polite- professional knew what he was doing got the job done - THANK-- YOU MICHAEL !!!!! 

Amir

16 years of experience
26 reviews
Amir
16 years of experience
Chevrolet Monte Carlo V6-3.9L - Throttle/Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Amir was at my place quite early and replaced two parts on my car very quickly. He was very thorough in explaining to me all that he had done and what priority repairs should be done in the future. The cost of this service was far less than the usual place I go.

Recent articles & questions

How to Buy a Good Quality Mass Airflow Sensor
A A faulty mass airflow meter can cause myriad problems, such as rough acceleration and idling, stalling and hesitation. It may be difficult to diagnose since the failure of a number of parts may mirror these symptoms. The same symptoms...
How Long Does an Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Fluid Level Sensor Last?
Your Your ABS system works both by means of electricity and hydraulic pressure. Fluid levels need to be monitored at all times, and that is the job of the ABS fluid level sensor. Located in the master cylinder, the ABS...
How to Replace a Camshaft Position Sensor
Camshaft position sensors determine the position of the camshaft in relation to the crankshaft to control the fuel injector.

Tire pressure sensor giving false warnings

Hello, the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is an important system. It has helped reduce blowouts due to low tire pressure. The battery life of a tire pressure sensor (https://www.yourmechanic.com/book/?mktg_jid=226) is estimated to be five years. The battery life is...

Door open/ajar sensor will not turn off .

You may have a worn door latch. With someone in the driver's seat watching the light, close the driver's side door, and push in on the door evenly with the latch to see if the light goes out. If it...

I just want to know if my car has a crankshaft position sensor - 2003 Nissan Xterra

Hi there - yes, your V6 Xterra has a crankshaft position sensor (CPS) (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-a-bad-or-failing-crankshaft-position-sensor). It is located behind the driver-side cylinder head, on the top of the bellhousing (the aluminum casting that connects the engine and transmission). For assistance with...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

+1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com