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

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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

94

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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!!

Justin

6 years of experience
40 reviews
Justin
6 years of experience
Polite

Travis

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

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.

Jeff

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

Curtis

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

Nicholas

13 years of experience
28 reviews
Nicholas
13 years of experience
Nick is great. We will be referring him to others and adding more vehicles to be serviced.

Tyrone

7 years of experience
154 reviews
Tyrone
7 years of experience
Tyrone was great I highly recommend him

Rudy

34 years of experience
30 reviews
Rudy
34 years of experience
Rudy was very nice and professional. Rudy fixed the issue with my car within 2 hours.

Chris

20 years of experience
1650 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Excellent service! Chris took the time to call me prior to my appointment to go over the issue I was having to be sure he was picking up the correct parts. He gave me the option to try are fix the existing part or replace the part, and went through both scenarios with me prior to my appointment. Chris showed up early, and made sure my car was good as new before leaving. I would recommend Chris to all of my family and friends for efficient and honest service. The convenience Your Mechanic provides is worth it in itself, and their prices are also much more competitive than local auto shops.


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

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Subaru Outback $272 $183.54 $87.98 10% $301.79
2007 Mitsubishi Lancer $422 $341.77 $79.99 6% $449.27
2015 Ford Taurus $189 $108.80 $79.99 12% $216.30
2005 Audi A8 Quattro $307 $226.74 $79.99 8% $334.24
2015 Lincoln MKZ $147 $66.97 $79.99 15% $174.47
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $281 $200.87 $79.99 8% $308.37

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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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Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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