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

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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

94

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Jeff

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

Mark

9 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
9 years of experience
Marc is awesome.
Mark did an excellent job on our F-250 pick-up's brakes. It wasn't an easy job as the truck had not been running in a while and had a problem with the idle which he diagnosed very quickly and was able to fix. We were very happy with the work.

Yoel

7 years of experience
82 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!

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!

Frank

6 years of experience
126 reviews
Frank
6 years of experience
Great

Theodore

14 years of experience
1095 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Theodore Tyson Lau did a great job of repairing Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) on my 2005 Honda Civic LX. He was very professional, timely, and courteous. Highly recommended!

William

18 years of experience
129 reviews
William
18 years of experience
Excellent service........William very competently took care of the car's problem. He is a very pleasant person and a conscientious worker.

Ejnar

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

Bret

40 years of experience
54 reviews
Bret
40 years of experience
He will check electrical wire of my car and he will make my car running. My car won't start.

David

23 years of experience
40 reviews
David
23 years of experience
David was great! He was prompt, friendly, and skilled at what he does.


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

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Kia Sorento $233 $152.85 $79.99 10% $260.35
2005 Toyota Solara $298 $154.02 $143.98 14% $347.52
2010 Ford Ranger $128 $47.72 $79.99 17% $155.22
2004 Mercedes-Benz ML500 $368 $287.90 $79.99 6% $395.40
2009 Audi A6 $275 $194.53 $79.99 9% $302.03
2005 Dodge Viper $128 $48.02 $79.99 17% $155.52

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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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