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

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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

95

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David

24 years of experience
51 reviews
David
24 years of experience
Personable, knowageable, the best! My dad was a mechanic and I do know some stuff, honest dependable
David was great! He was prompt, friendly, and skilled at what he does.

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.

Mark

23 years of experience
115 reviews
Mark
23 years of experience
Excellent

Daniel

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

Joshua

26 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
26 years of experience
Joshua was great!!!! Hecalled me the morning of the appointment and said he was done with his previous appointment early and of it was ok to come early. He ended up finishing everything before our original appointment time. Not only did he get the job down earlier than expected he got it done for significantly less than our original estimate. He was extremely helpful and professional

Joseph

32 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
32 years of experience
Solved my problems in a thoroughly professional manner

Matthew

32 years of experience
689 reviews
Matthew
32 years of experience
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.

Russell

23 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
23 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!

Andrew

11 years of experience
29 reviews
Andrew
11 years of experience
Excellent service! Friendly and repair done in very timely manner. Definitely recommend!

Curtis

28 years of experience
163 reviews
Curtis
28 years of experience
Very fast service and professional


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

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Hyundai Genesis $149 $69.26 $79.99 15% $176.76
2007 Toyota Solara $296 $151.61 $143.98 14% $345.11
2009 Kia Sportage $191 $110.55 $79.99 12% $218.05
2009 Audi Q7 $305 $225.50 $79.99 8% $333.00
2009 Infiniti FX50 $185 $104.54 $79.99 12% $212.04
2007 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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How can we help?

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