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

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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

93

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Dan

37 years of experience
730 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
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.
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!

Chris

9 years of experience
281 reviews
Chris
9 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

Matthew

31 years of experience
652 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Matt did an excellent job explaining the job and gave really wonderful recommendations. I will definitely use him again and refer him and your mechanic to people I know. the
Matthew was amazing! He was punctual, incredibly nice, worked quickly, and explained everything thoroughly. This was my first time using YourMechanic and Matthew’s services guaranteed that I’ll be using them again in the future.

Don

16 years of experience
63 reviews
Don
16 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

Theodore

14 years of experience
1088 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!

Peter

41 years of experience
1251 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Great work, and saved us money which is even better!!

Charles

32 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
This was literally one of the best auto experiences I have ever had. Charles was quick and humble about his work. Plus he even arrived well before the schedule appt. I can't believe this service actually exists, what a lifesaver. The only reason I would be upset is because I hadn't found out about YourMechanic sooner. Thank you Charles!!!

Joshua

13 years of experience
13 reviews
Joshua
13 years of experience
He was on time, very courteous and knew the answer to every question I had!!

Lewis

14 years of experience
118 reviews
Lewis
14 years of experience
Super he showed up on time and as always the case repaired the vehicle in a very professional competent And Timely manner Lewis really does know what he's doing highly recommend anybody have this man work on their car Lewis is completely honest.

Daniel

28 years of experience
40 reviews
Daniel
28 years of experience
Very knowledgeable. Found a problem that other mechanics back in KY consistently missed.


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

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $158 $77.56 $79.99 14% $185.06
2013 GMC Yukon $158 $77.56 $79.99 14% $185.06
2006 Toyota Camry $234 $154.02 $79.99 10% $261.52
2013 Mini Cooper $234 $154.02 $79.99 10% $261.52
2010 Mercedes-Benz S600 $286 $205.96 $79.99 8% $313.46
2010 Audi S4 $224 $144.36 $79.99 10% $251.86

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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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