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

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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

94

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Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Solved the problem and repaired the part very quickly and efficiently!
Great customer service and friendly made sure I was satisfied with the service

Dan

37 years of experience
736 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
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!

Arman

13 years of experience
10 reviews
Arman
13 years of experience
Excellent mechanic very skilled.

Tith

19 years of experience
21 reviews
Tith
19 years of experience
Outside of scheduling conflicts, Tith did a great job on both repairs.

Kevo

310 years of experience
189 reviews
Kevo
310 years of experience

David

23 years of experience
40 reviews
David
23 years of experience
David was great! He was prompt, friendly, and skilled at what he does.

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.

Kelly

32 years of experience
173 reviews
Kelly
32 years of experience
Kelly was a great mechanic

Bret

40 years of experience
54 reviews
Bret
40 years of experience
He will check electrical wire of my car and he will make my car running. My car won't start.

Abdul

9 years of experience
411 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Good job


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

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse $217 $136.74 $79.99 11% $244.24
2015 GMC Sierra 3500 HD $139 $59.28 $79.99 16% $166.78
2015 Chevrolet Camaro $195 $115.20 $79.99 12% $222.70
2009 Lexus LS460 $145 $64.74 $79.99 15% $172.24
2004 BMW X3 $203 $122.70 $79.99 11% $230.20
2005 Audi S4 $307 $226.74 $79.99 8% $334.24

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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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