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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
2009 Nissan Altima $375 $295.46 $79.99 6% $402.96
2011 Ford Fusion $369 $288.89 $79.99 6% $396.39
2009 Nissan Pathfinder $866 $786.21 $79.99 3% $893.71
2010 Lexus RX450h $516 $299.72 $215.97 12% $589.97
2008 Mercedes-Benz CL550 $1140 $1052.01 $87.98 2% $1170.26
2011 Audi S6 $1173 $1061.51 $111.98 3% $1212.01

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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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Chuy

14 years of experience
288 reviews
Chuy
14 years of experience
Ford Focus - Throttle Body - Harvey, Illinois
Date: December 3, 2020 Re: Replacement Throttle Hi Chris, Mr. Chuy was great at servicing the problem. He was very knowledgeable about correcting the problem. Also it was very refreshing to be able to talk to the mechanic while correcting the problem. After correcting the problem he test drove the vehicle in which I appreciated. Overall, I'm thankful for the attention received toward addressing the issue. My car runs great and I'm so happy to have used your service. Many thanks for this company. Hope to see Mr. Chuy again when I schedule for my brakes and next oil chain if weather allowed. Best, loniecarriage@gmail.com 
Chevrolet Aveo5 - Throttle Body - Chicago, Illinois
Thanks chuy ..I appreciate your help so much ..u made me feel so much better about my car!! My baby is back on board

Matthew

33 years of experience
1020 reviews
Matthew
33 years of experience
Hyundai Tucson - Throttle Body - Hampton, Virginia
Matt is amazing. His workmanship is unquestinable, on time, gets teh job done right the first time. Love working with him.
Mercedes-Benz CLK320 - Throttle Body - Hampton, Virginia
Matt was great and very knowledgeable. Thank you for fixing the immediate issue although I know it’s not quite there yet I trust only Matt to work on my car. Thank you Matt!

Brian

23 years of experience
505 reviews
Brian
23 years of experience
Chevrolet Suburban 1500 - Throttle Body - Jacksonville, Florida
Today was a follow up to yesterday's appt. Brian showed up on time and performed the work that he said was required and has been completed. I could not be more pleased. I have been in sales and marketing for over 25 years and I can honestly say that your team has been a pleasure to work with.
Ford Escape - Throttle Body - Jacksonville, Florida
Brian was very professional and courteous. He worked very fast and explained all the processes and why he was suggesting the next repairs. I trust his knowledge and for sure we will book an appointment with him for our next repair!

Attila

19 years of experience
751 reviews
Attila
19 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.

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