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

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

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

Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2014 Hyundai Santa Fe XL$293$198.39$94.994%$305.89
2006 Saab 9-5$352$257.08$94.993%$364.58
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD$173$78.26$94.996%$185.76
2007 Lexus IS250$297$202.11$94.994%$309.61
2008 Mercedes-Benz C230$297$202.11$94.994%$309.61
2006 Ford Mustang$204$109.50$94.995%$217.00

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 Kings Park

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Ronald

41 years of experience
307 reviews
Ronald
41 years of experience
He is very knowledgeable and knows what he is doing. Great guy to work with.

Frank

8 years of experience
130 reviews
Frank
8 years of experience
Great

Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
Great work, and saved us money which is even better!!

David

11 years of experience
225 reviews
David
11 years of experience
The first trip had the wrong part. Second time after 5 days to get right part went fine.

Don

18 years of experience
63 reviews
Don
18 years of experience
I'm very happy with the thorough work and care Don has taken with my vehicle and he explains what he has to do and why I was having the problem I was having and resolved the problem . I'm very happy that this service (Your Mechanic) exists, they provided me with a mechanic (Don) that I can actually say is working hard to earn my trust (mission accomplished :)), and they are very good on following up with you to make sure that the mechanic they send to you to perform the service you requested. Thank you

William

20 years of experience
129 reviews
William
20 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.

David

16 years of experience
56 reviews
David
16 years of experience
David arrived early, worked quickly and cleanly. He replaced a throttle position sensor and reset the codes. He joined us for dinner (my 3 year old daughter thought he was nice and invited him in), and we would gladly have him back again.

Andrian

32 years of experience
185 reviews
Andrian
32 years of experience
Andrian was great! He was on time, personable, and knowledgeable. He performed my requested repair and my car has run without incident since, including the long drive from Ft. Lauderdale to Western New York!

Travis

11 years of experience
88 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
Friendly, professional, arrived on time and completed the job in a timely manner.

Robert

27 years of experience
333 reviews
Robert
27 years of experience

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