Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) Replacement at your home or office in Baldwin.

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How much does Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) Replacement cost in Baldwin?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Baldwin. Our mechanics in Baldwin 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 in Baldwin.

Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2012 GMC Savana 2500$173$78.26$94.996%$185.76
2006 Dodge Ram 1500$163$68.38$94.997%$175.88
2006 GMC Sierra 3500$246$150.89$94.994%$258.39
2007 Mercedes-Benz G500$384$288.60$94.993%$396.10
2010 Cadillac SRX$265$170.49$94.994%$277.99
2009 Ford Mustang$204$109.50$94.995%$217.00

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 in Baldwin

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Matthew

33 years of experience
1210 reviews
Matthew
33 years of experience
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
Outstanding work , very knowledgeable.

Charles

34 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
34 years of experience
This was literally one of the best auto experiences I have ever had. Charles was quick and humble about his work. Plus he even arrived well before the schedule appt. I can't believe this service actually exists, what a lifesaver. The only reason I would be upset is because I hadn't found out about YourMechanic sooner. Thank you Charles!!!

Nicholas

15 years of experience
28 reviews
Nicholas
15 years of experience
Nick is great. We will be referring him to others and adding more vehicles to be serviced.

Dan

39 years of experience
975 reviews
Dan
39 years of experience
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!

Mark

11 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
11 years of experience
Mark did an excellent job on our F-250 pick-up's brakes. It wasn't an easy job as the truck had not been running in a while and had a problem with the idle which he diagnosed very quickly and was able to fix. We were very happy with the work.

David

36 years of experience
195 reviews
David
36 years of experience
Another very good mechanic, great work, very pleased with all services provided from your mechanic I will continue using and recommending to everyone I know.

Jeffrey

27 years of experience
870 reviews
Jeffrey
27 years of experience
Jeffrey was great--worked very hard to find the problem, didn't tell me I needed unnecessary parts, was honest and even researched the problem later in the evening on his own time, and called me back, though he had already fixed the problem. I'll use him again, Don V

Chet

41 years of experience
491 reviews
Chet
41 years of experience
I was extremely pleased with Chet's performance. He listened to me and fixed my car. A great bonus is that he came to me while I was a work. He is very professional. Answered all my questions. He even had a recommendation for how to keep my car running smoothly. I highly recommend him. Thanks. I will be calling back in the future.

Chris

16 years of experience
419 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
He’s the “dog whisperer” cuz he had two well-behaved, socialized dogs in his vehicle, even with strangers walking past his vehicle didn’t faze them.

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