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

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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

95

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Chris

10 years of experience
281 reviews
Chris
10 years of experience
Chris arrived early knowing for an oil change, knowing that I had an appointment that morning. This was booked after the excellent job he did last week in diagnosing and fixing a problem with another vehicle last week. My only regret is that I forgot to tip him when he was done- I owe you Chris and plan on having you service my vehicles from now on!
Great every time! Thank you!!! Use this guy to fix anything and everything with your car or truck! Cody

Chris

21 years of experience
1672 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
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.
Chris is very knowledgeable. He was able to fix a problem that the dealer couldn’t.

Joe

42 years of experience
712 reviews
Joe
42 years of experience
Great service all around, highly recommended!
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

Joseph

23 years of experience
44 reviews
Joseph
23 years of experience

Tien

22 years of experience
903 reviews
Tien
22 years of experience
Tien was very professional and helpful in diagnosing the problems with my 1989 Toyota truck engine to my Itasca RV. I was so happy he was able to work on it considering that it was hard to find a shop that would repair an older RV with Toyota engine. The correct parts were a bit challenging to find but Tien went over and above my expectations to get the parts and work done. I will use him again in the future.

Chris

15 years of experience
419 reviews
Chris
15 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.

Choeun

14 years of experience
181 reviews
Choeun
14 years of experience
On time, professional, explained everything, provided additional advice on how to keep the car running, seemed genuinely interested in solving my car's issues.

Tith

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

Tim

20 years of experience
55 reviews
Tim
20 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.

Peter

42 years of experience
1268 reviews
Peter
42 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.


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

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Ford E-150 $146 $65.73 $79.99 15% $173.23
2012 Subaru Tribeca $402 $314.06 $87.98 7% $432.31
2007 Toyota Solara $296 $151.61 $143.98 14% $345.11
2008 BMW X3 $201 $121.46 $79.99 12% $228.96
2015 Audi A6 Quattro $223 $143.12 $79.99 10% $250.62
2009 Porsche Cayman $347 $266.54 $79.99 7% $374.04

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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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