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

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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

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Peter

41 years of experience
1259 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Great work, and saved us money which is even better!!
Peter was very friendly and got the job done quickly. He helped explain a few other issues he noticed wrong with my car as well.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 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

Tien

21 years of experience
901 reviews
Tien
21 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.

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Great customer service and friendly made sure I was satisfied with the service

Hiram

23 years of experience
55 reviews
Hiram
23 years of experience
Good, knowledgeable

Ira

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

Dan

37 years of experience
736 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.

Jonathan

15 years of experience
138 reviews
Jonathan
15 years of experience

Peter

23 years of experience
9 reviews
Peter
23 years of experience
Peter did a great job diagnosing the issues with my vehicle,so far the replacement of sensor didnt fully fix the issue but was one of the factors that was causing my car to drive poorly,it also helped figure out whats left to replace.Would definitely recommended

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!


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

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 GMC Yukon XL 2500 $362 $281.77 $79.99 7% $389.27
2007 Pontiac Grand Prix $155 $74.82 $79.99 15% $182.32
2008 Ford Taurus X $329 $249.06 $79.99 7% $356.56
2005 BMW X3 $203 $122.70 $79.99 11% $230.20
2008 Audi A6 Quattro $307 $226.74 $79.99 8% $334.24
2006 Porsche Boxster $348 $267.78 $79.99 7% $375.28

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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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