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

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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

95

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Chris

21 years of experience
1676 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Chris is very knowledgeable. He was able to fix a problem that the dealer couldn’t.
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

32 years of experience
689 reviews
Matthew
32 years of experience
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.
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

Abdul

10 years of experience
414 reviews
Abdul
10 years of experience
Good job
Very prompt, very knowledgeable and very personable. Great job!

Chet

40 years of experience
444 reviews
Chet
40 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.

Jeffrey

26 years of experience
849 reviews
Jeffrey
26 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

Firas

20 years of experience
11 reviews
Firas
20 years of experience

David

15 years of experience
56 reviews
David
15 years of experience
David arrived early, worked quickly and cleanly. He replaced a throttle position sensor and reset the codes. He joined us for dinner (my 3 year old daughter thought he was nice and invited him in), and we would gladly have him back again.

Patrick

12 years of experience
13 reviews
Patrick
12 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable. He went above and beyond in fixing my car. I will use Patrick for all future work.

Richard

20 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
20 years of experience
Solved the problem and repaired the part very quickly and efficiently!

Kenny

27 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
27 years of experience


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

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 GMC Envoy XL $156 $76.32 $79.99 14% $183.82
2006 Hyundai Santa Fe $344 $264.03 $79.99 7% $371.53
2015 Jeep Patriot $165 $85.10 $79.99 14% $192.60
2005 BMW 330i $201 $121.46 $79.99 12% $228.96
2006 Infiniti FX35 $328 $247.82 $79.99 7% $355.32
2007 Chevrolet Corvette $223 $142.70 $79.99 10% $250.20

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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.

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