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

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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

94

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Matthew

31 years of experience
666 reviews
Matthew
31 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

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Solved the problem and repaired the part very quickly and efficiently!
Great customer service and friendly made sure I was satisfied with the service

Breck

18 years of experience
541 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
Excellent, on time and very professional. Have already referred Your Mechanic to 6 of my work place staff!

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!

Joe

41 years of experience
710 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Once again Joe was on time and everything went as planned. I would highly recommend Joe and will use him again in the future. Bob T

Michael

14 years of experience
507 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
Very good , was on time and answered all my guestion , he knows what he is doing.

Joshua

13 years of experience
13 reviews
Joshua
13 years of experience
He was on time, very courteous and knew the answer to every question I had!!

Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Solved my problems in a thoroughly professional manner

Peter

41 years of experience
1259 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Great work, and saved us money which is even better!!

Tyrone

17 years of experience
105 reviews
Tyrone
17 years of experience
Tyrone was very determined to fix the problem. He had to work to get some old bolts off without stripping the screws. And he suceeded, just like he said he would. Took a bit longer but it all worked out.


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

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Hyundai Sonata $193 $112.98 $79.99 12% $220.48
2007 Isuzu Ascender $374 $293.70 $79.99 6% $401.20
2011 Honda CR-V $183 $102.91 $79.99 13% $210.41
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 $329 $249.06 $79.99 7% $356.56
2010 Lexus IS350 $329 $249.06 $79.99 7% $356.56
2005 BMW M3 $264 $184.07 $79.99 9% $291.57

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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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