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Throttle Body Sensor Replacement Service

What is the Throttle Body Temp Sensor all about?

Nearly all gasoline-powered vehicles have a sensor on the throttle body that determines how warm the throttle body is. Its purpose is to adjust fuel flow so the engine runs at its best performance in all temperatures. The throttle body temperature sensor is mounted directly into the throttle body, and acts as a thermistor that delivers a reading to the engine control module. The engine control module performs fuel delivery adjustments based on the readings provided by the throttle body temperature sensor. If the temperature sensor isn’t reading correctly, the engine may not receive the correct amount of fuel to run smoothly at the current temperature.

Keep in mind:

  • Older vehicles equipped with carburetors and low pressure mechanical fuel pumps could experience vapor lock in the fuel line with a bad throttle body temperature sensor.

How it's done:

  • The vehicle battery is disconnected and the air cleaner is removed for access
  • The defective throttle body temperature sensor is removed
  • The new throttle body temperature sensor is installed and the battery is connected
  • The engine is started and the throttle body temperature sensor is tested
  • The air cleaner is reinstalled, repair is verified and the vehicle is road tested for proper operation

Our recommendation:

The throttle body temperature sensor does not require maintenance and will only need to be inspected or addressed in the case of failure. If you suspect a problem with the throttle body temperature sensor, have one of our expert mechanics diagnose the sensor.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Throttle Body Temp Sensor?

  • Engine hesitates on acceleration
  • Engine stalls at idle
  • Check Engine light is on
  • Engine is difficult to start while hot

How important is this service?

The throttle body temperature sensor plays an important role in your engine’s performance as it contributes to an accurate air/fuel mixture. If the throttle body temperature sensor fails, have it replaced promptly to regain your engine’s best performance.

Fast and easy Throttle Body Sensor Replacement service at your home or office.


How can we help?

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