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

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

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

Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2006 GMC Sierra 3500$377$282.47$94.993%$389.97
2011 Honda Accord$375$280.36$94.993%$387.86
2011 GMC Yukon XL 2500$173$78.26$94.996%$185.76
2012 Audi Q7$571$475.96$94.992%$583.46
2012 Mercedes-Benz S600$352$257.08$94.993%$364.58
2013 Audi S8$571$475.96$94.992%$583.46

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.


Recent Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) Replacement reviews in Grayslake

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Joe

43 years of experience
821 reviews
Joe
43 years of experience
Really knows how to get the job done. Truely knows what he was doing and keeps you informed.

Tyrone

9 years of experience
154 reviews
Tyrone
9 years of experience
Tyrone was great I highly recommend him

Ira

36 years of experience
259 reviews
Ira
36 years of experience
Complete, professional, and thorough. Thanks

Jacob

16 years of experience
12 reviews
Jacob
16 years of experience
Very personable and very quick! Really gave me some good tios going forward and didn't try to sell me something I didn't actually need.

Ronald

41 years of experience
307 reviews
Ronald
41 years of experience
Ron is awesome! Also he doesn't seem to mind that I'm chatterbox while he's working lol. Thank you Ronald! See ya next time!

Mark

24 years of experience
116 reviews
Mark
24 years of experience
Excellent

Jason

15 years of experience
344 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience
This guy is the go to guy. He thoroughly and rightfully does and job Step by step and explains everything he does. Very careful and patient guy. Recommend to anyone that’s booking appointments.

Tim

21 years of experience
55 reviews
Tim
21 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.

Brian

23 years of experience
661 reviews
Brian
23 years of experience
friendly had the parts to fix the problem got right to the repair

Chris

22 years of experience
2229 reviews
Chris
22 years of experience
On the first visit he ran a diagnostic , he then explained to me in detail what the codes indicated. We scheduled another appointment, he came out and installed the part two days later and my car runs great, thank you Chriss. We are going to schedule another appointment with Chriss for my Blazer.

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