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How much does Throttle Body 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.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Ford Expedition $660 $580.36 $79.99 3% $687.86
2012 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD $340 $260.17 $79.99 7% $367.67
2011 GMC Savana 3500 $483 $403.34 $79.99 5% $510.84
2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 $1380 $1299.63 $79.99 1% $1407.13
2014 BMW 320i xDrive $443 $331.42 $111.98 7% $481.92
2013 Audi S8 $762 $649.88 $111.98 4% $800.38

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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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Attila

18 years of experience
487 reviews
Attila
18 years of experience
Volvo XC90 - Throttle Body - Morris Plains, New Jersey
Attila was fantastic! He was timely (even arrived earlier than the appointment time), extremely courteous, completed everything and thoroughly walked through every step of the work he did, including the post-fix inspection. Also took the time to recommend things that will need work in the future. Would absolutely recommend him to anyone who needs work done on their car, whether it be a small task or a major one.
Infiniti EX35 - Throttle Body - Basking Ridge, New Jersey
attila was able to take some complex question that I had and deal with them effectively and make me much more comfortable about the diagnosis that the dealer provided.

Andrew

24 years of experience
150 reviews
Andrew
24 years of experience
Buick Verano - Throttle Body - Lithonia, Georgia
Andrew was very professional and very knowledgeable. He arrived to my place of residence an hour before my appointment. I was not home at the time and he called me to inform me that he was at my home. He patiently waited until I arrived. He immediately started performing the job on my car and was completed in no more then 30 minutes later. He also did a inspection on my vehicle as well. He was very detailed and I would like to have him personally to perform any other work that's needed on my vehicle. This company services and communication is outstanding and I will recommend them to my friends and family.
Ford Bronco - Throttle Body - Athens, Georgia
Andrew did a great job with my vehicle today and I highly recommend him. I will be booking him for future maintenance work with complete confidence in his abilities. 5 star mechanic !!

Mazyar

7 years of experience
171 reviews
Mazyar
7 years of experience
Chevrolet Equinox - Throttle Body - Covington, Georgia
Very clear and precise on the replacement of my alternator and suggest when I should have future service in intervals to break up the cost. Will definitely use again.

Jerome

33 years of experience
171 reviews
Jerome
33 years of experience
Nissan Quest - Throttle Body - Bowie, Maryland
Jerome was courteous and competent. The service was excellent. I am very much satisfied with the results of the work.

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