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

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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

93

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Peter

41 years of experience
1247 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
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.
Great work, and saved us money which is even better!!

Dan

37 years of experience
730 reviews
Dan
37 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!
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.

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
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.
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.

Michael

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

Tith

19 years of experience
21 reviews
Tith
19 years of experience
Outside of scheduling conflicts, Tith did a great job on both repairs.

Bryant

10 years of experience
290 reviews
Bryant
10 years of experience
very professional. excellent service. friendly mechanic. will use again if i need to.

Chris

9 years of experience
281 reviews
Chris
9 years of experience
Great every time! Thank you!!! Use this guy to fix anything and everything with your car or truck! Cody

Yoel

7 years of experience
75 reviews
Yoel
7 years of experience
Yoel is a very professional mechanic, his work is outstanding and takes care of the job in a timely manner!

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
842 reviews
Jeffrey
25 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

Arman

13 years of experience
10 reviews
Arman
13 years of experience
Excellent mechanic very skilled.


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

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 $148 $67.68 $79.99 15% $175.18
2010 GMC Savana 2500 $158 $77.56 $79.99 14% $185.06
2013 Chevrolet Express 2500 $158 $77.56 $79.99 14% $185.06
2012 Audi A3 Quattro $310 $230.34 $79.99 8% $337.84
2011 Lincoln MKT $174 $93.87 $79.99 13% $201.37
2015 Ford Mustang $185 $105.06 $79.99 12% $212.56

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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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