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

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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

94

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Peter

41 years of experience
1259 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Great work, and saved us money which is even better!!
Peter was very friendly and got the job done quickly. He helped explain a few other issues he noticed wrong with my car as well.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Joshua was great!!!! Hecalled me the morning of the appointment and said he was done with his previous appointment early and of it was ok to come early. He ended up finishing everything before our original appointment time. Not only did he get the job down earlier than expected he got it done for significantly less than our original estimate. He was extremely helpful and professional

Andrew

10 years of experience
29 reviews
Andrew
10 years of experience
Excellent service! Friendly and repair done in very timely manner. Definitely recommend!

Russell

22 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
22 years of experience
An absolutely competent and friendly mechanic! Russ explained everything he did, what he checked and how to solve it. He worked quick and precise. I will not hesitate to contact My Mechanic again to have Russell take a look at any new problem. Great experience and sooo convenient to not have to drive a car somewhere when there's an issue with bad transitioning or unsteady RPM. Thank you!

Tim

19 years of experience
55 reviews
Tim
19 years of experience
Tim was a great mechanic and knew exactly what my car issue was when he arrived. My car is now back to excellent shape. I would definitely recommend Tim and this service to others.

Mark

22 years of experience
115 reviews
Mark
22 years of experience
Excellent

Hiram

23 years of experience
55 reviews
Hiram
23 years of experience
Good, knowledgeable

Daniel

28 years of experience
40 reviews
Daniel
28 years of experience
Very knowledgeable. Found a problem that other mechanics back in KY consistently missed.

Charles

32 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
32 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!!!

Ejnar

27 years of experience
107 reviews
Ejnar
27 years of experience
He was quick and responsible.


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

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Ford F-150 $174 $93.87 $79.99 13% $201.37
2010 Buick Allure $195 $115.20 $79.99 12% $222.70
2010 Suzuki Equator $277 $197.22 $79.99 9% $304.72
2004 BMW X3 $243 $162.66 $79.99 10% $270.16
2004 Infiniti QX56 $232 $151.87 $79.99 10% $259.37
2013 Porsche Boxster $348 $267.78 $79.99 7% $375.28

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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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