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Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2008 GMC Canyon$362$282.47$79.997%$389.97
2011 Chevrolet HHR$192$112.47$79.9912%$219.97
2014 Ford Taurus$189$109.50$79.9912%$217.00
2013 Audi A6$368$287.56$79.996%$395.06
2006 Audi A4 Quattro$368$287.56$79.996%$395.06
2007 Porsche Cayman$381$301.42$79.996%$408.92

Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) Replacement Service

What is the Throttle Position Sensor all about?

For a car to run smoothly, it needs the proper mixture of air and fuel. The amount of air in the engine is controlled by the air intake system. A throttle body is part of the air intake system that helps control the amount of air that gets into the engine. The throttle body has a throttle plate. If the plate is closed, it prevents the air from getting into the engine. When you push the gas pedal, it opens the plate, allowing the air to enter the engine. The amount of air depends on the position of the plate, which is controlled by the gas pedal. The harder you push the gas pedal, the wider the plate will open, and more air will flow to the engine. This means more power and more speed.

The throttle position sensor reports the position of the gas pedal to the computer in your car (Engine Control Unit). The computer then determines the position of the throttle plate. It also calculates the amount of air flow to the engine and the amount of fuel to be injected for the required ratio of air-fuel mixture.

The throttle position sensor also controls the shifting of the gears. If this sensor stops working, the car's computer will not be able to calculate the right amount of fuel to be injected in the system. It may not be able to change the gears. Your car will not get the right amount of power. It may not even start. The Check Engine light may come on.

Keep in mind:

  • When the throttle position sensor is repaired or replaced, it will need to have the minimum idle speed reset to factory specs, and the trouble codes will need to be cleared.
  • When a new throttle position sensor is placed in your vehicle, it should be checked for software updates.

How it's done:

  • Scan the computer system for codes.
  • Test the throttle position sensor and related wiring.
  • Remove and replace the throttle position sensor if found faulty.
  • Clean the carbon from throttle body.
  • Re-install throttle body and reset minimum idle speed to factory specs.
  • Clear trouble codes and check for proper operation.
  • Test drive vehicle.

Our recommendation:

If you notice that the gears are not changing properly, get the throttle position sensor (TPS) inspected. A good mechanic will clean the throttle body during a tune-up. If the Check Engine light is on, get the car inspected as soon as you can.

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

  • Engine may be stalling or misfiring.
  • Poor engine performance.
  • Lack of power.
  • Transmission (gear) may not be shifting correctly.

How important is this service?

Your vehicle depends on an optimal mixture of air and fuel in order to run optimally. The amount of air that enters the engine is controlled by the air intake system. The faster your engine is moving, the more air it needs, so your air intake system is in tune with your gas pedal. Your throttle position sensor is constantly sending information about your gas pedal to the vehicle’s engine control unit. The computer then chooses the optimal position for the throttle plate, which is the part of the air intake system that lets air into the engine.

When the throttle position sensor malfunctions, the engine control unit has no information about the gas pedal, and the throttle plate is not utilized. As a result, your vehicle will not get the right amount of air into the engine, and your engine will lose power and run very poorly. In some cases, this will keep your vehicle from being able to change gears.


Recent Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) Replacement reviews

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Chris

22 years of experience
2032 reviews
Chris
22 years of experience
Chrysler 300M - Throttle Position Sensor - Westminster, California
On the first visit he ran a diagnostic , he then explained to me in detail what the codes indicated. We scheduled another appointment, he came out and installed the part two days later and my car runs great, thank you Chriss. We are going to schedule another appointment with Chriss for my Blazer.
Chevrolet Tahoe - Throttle Position Sensor - Huntington Beach, California
Excellent service! Chris took the time to call me prior to my appointment to go over the issue I was having to be sure he was picking up the correct parts. He gave me the option to try are fix the existing part or replace the part, and went through both scenarios with me prior to my appointment. Chris showed up early, and made sure my car was good as new before leaving. I would recommend Chris to all of my family and friends for efficient and honest service. The convenience Your Mechanic provides is worth it in itself, and their prices are also much more competitive than local auto shops.

Matthew

33 years of experience
1020 reviews
Matthew
33 years of experience
Chevrolet Cobalt - Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) Replacement - Newport News, Virginia
Matthew was amazing! He was punctual, incredibly nice, worked quickly, and explained everything thoroughly. This was my first time using YourMechanic and Matthew’s services guaranteed that I’ll be using them again in the future.
Ford Focus - Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) Replacement - Williamsburg, Virginia
Matt did an excellent job explaining the job and gave really wonderful recommendations. I will definitely use him again and refer him and your mechanic to people I know. the

Jeff

33 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
33 years of experience
Honda Accord - Throttle Position Sensor - Sacramento, California
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!!!!! VERY friendly and knows what he's doing!!!! He goes above and beyond to get the job done right the FIRST time. I HIGHLY recommend Jeff!!! I'll be booking all my car needs with Jeff from now on.
Lincoln Aviator - Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) Replacement - Sacramento, California
Outstanding! Jeff is an extremely pleasant gentleman, and he graciously answered any questions that I posed to him. I will use this service in the future, and recommend this service to people I know.

Dan

39 years of experience
873 reviews
Dan
39 years of experience
Ford Taurus - Throttle Position Sensor - Norcross, Georgia
I was very happy with my experience. He was prompt, knowledgeable, and did the job with no problems. However, my check engine light came on again after driving four miles, so I believe there is another problem not related to the service I received. Dan may hear from me again when I find out what's goin g on now. Thanks!
Hyundai Sonata - Throttle Position Sensor - Suwanee, Georgia
Dan was fantastic. He was early, and did a great job. He was extremely professional and knowledgeable. The service was very convenient, and much cheaper than the price I was quoted at local mechanic. I recommend Dan to anyone, you will not be disappointed.

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