Throttle Controller Replacement at your home or office

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

Get an upfront price

Service Area

Average rating from customers who
received a Throttle Controller Replacement.
Learn More

$219.65 - $1,691.21

Price range for all vehicles


YourMechanic Benefits

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.

Average rating from customers who
received a Throttle Controller Replacement.
Learn More


How much does Throttle Controller 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
2015 Chevrolet Trax $294 $214.51 $79.99 8% $322.01
2007 GMC Savana 1500 $664 $583.90 $79.99 3% $691.40
2005 Chevrolet Venture $487 $390.72 $95.98 6% $519.72
2011 BMW 328i xDrive $502 $414.20 $87.98 5% $532.45
2009 Cadillac XLR $451 $146.90 $303.96 18% $555.40
2010 Porsche Cayman $578 $434.11 $143.98 7% $627.61

Fast and easy service at your home or office

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Throttle Controller Replacement Service

What is the Throttle Controller all about?

Before the late 1980s, most cars had a straightforward mechanical throttle control. When a motorist wanted to move forward, they stomped on the accelerator pedal, the throttle blade opened, and air flowed into the engine. From here, it mixed with fuel, combusted, and turned the car’s wheels. (I’m skipping a few steps, but you get the gist.) To go faster, all the driver had to do was press down harder with your right foot—the throttle would open wider, giving the car a boot of power.

Today, most vehicles are equipped with electronic throttle control (ETC), or throttle-by-wire. An ETC electronically “connects” the accelerator pedal to the throttle, replacing the mechanical linkage. Now, when a driver steps on the gas pedal, instead of opening the throttle blades, he or she is activating an accelerator pedal module. It converts the pressure you put on the accelerator pedal into an electric signal, which is sent to an electronic control unit or computer, which opens and closes the throttle blade, increasing or decreasing the power output of the engine for optimum efficiency and performance.

Electronic throttle control is more complex, but has benefits:

  • Reduced maintenance costs: Mechanical throttle systems are made up of a lot of moving parts, so they are subject to a lot of wear. By comparison, an ETC system has fewer moving parts, which means fewer parts to breakdown.
  • Improved drivability and safety: An ETC allows for the integration of advanced driver assists, such as adaptive cruise control, brake override systems, and electronic stability control, and it reacts faster than a human (backs off the throttle) in situations where a vehicle loses traction.
  • Reduced emissions and improved fuel economy.

Keep in mind:

A special "re-learn" procedure is required on some vehicles when parts of the ETC system are replaced or the wiring harness disconnected. The procedure occurs in some cars automatically every time the ignition is turned on. Others require a scan tool or special manual procedure.

How it's done:

  • The vehicle battery is disconnected
  • The throttle controller is removed and replaced
  • The battery is reconnected
  • The throttle system is relearned and computer tested
  • The vehicle road tested

Our recommendation:

When it comes to something as vital as throttle control, we do not suggest tackling the repair yourself. If you do not possess the proper tools needed to diagnose the problem and/or training and experience to fix it properly, you could be putting yourself and, more importantly, your passengers in danger. Allow one of our expert mechanics to perform this service.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Throttle Controller?

  • Vehicle may hesitate, misfire, or jerk on acceleration
  • Have difficulties changing gears
  • Display uneven power characteristics
  • Stall without any apparent reason
  • Experience sudden surges in speed while driving
  • Flashing check engine light
  • Severe drop in fuel economy

How important is this service?

A vehicle with a malfunctioning throttle control is not safe to drive. If the electronic throttle control warning light in your car’s dash comes on during start up or while driving, there is a fault condition brewing within the system. If the vehicle still drives normally, request one of our mechanics to diagnose your car as soon as possible. If throttle response is erratic, safely make your way off the road. Don’t gamble with your safety or the safety of your family and friends.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Recent Throttle Controller Replacement reviews

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Throttle Controller Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.8/5

Number of Reviews

209

Rating Summary
195
7
1
0
6
195
7
1
0
6

Andrew

23 years of experience
148 reviews
Andrew
23 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 !!

Jerome

32 years of experience
153 reviews
Jerome
32 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.

Michael

21 years of experience
29 reviews
Michael
21 years of experience
Jeep Patriot - Throttle Body - Farmington, Michigan
Second time he came out, this time for a different problem...very professional and quick. Would definitely book again!

AUDIE

31 years of experience
185 reviews
AUDIE
31 years of experience
Ford Mustang - Throttle Body - Las Vegas, Nevada
Audie worked on my Mustang today, and I can see why he is getting all of these perfect reviews on here. It’s well deserved! He was very punctual, friendly, respectful, honest, patient, knowledgeable, did a GREAT job, answered ALL of my many questions, and cleaned the area up very well after the job was done. He even cleared up some confusion that I had with my car. He’s easily one of the best mechanics I’ve ever dealt with! I will DEFINITELY be going through Audie on here for my future Mustang needs, and I’ll be recommending him as well to others. A+++

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.

1-800-701-6230 · hi@yourmechanic.com