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

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

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

Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2006 Honda Pilot$186$91.35$94.996%$198.85
2006 Dodge Ram 3500$163$68.38$94.997%$175.88
2006 Nissan Sentra$256$160.54$94.994%$268.04
2009 Lexus IS250$297$202.11$94.994%$309.61
2006 Audi TT$568$472.66$94.992%$580.16
2006 Jaguar XJ8$378$283.06$94.993%$390.56

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.


Recent Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) Replacement reviews in Waldorf

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Dan

39 years of experience
976 reviews
Dan
39 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!

Travis

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

Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
Great work, and saved us money which is even better!!

Joseph

24 years of experience
44 reviews
Joseph
24 years of experience

Ronald

41 years of experience
307 reviews
Ronald
41 years of experience
Ron is awesome! Also he doesn't seem to mind that I'm chatterbox while he's working lol. Thank you Ronald! See ya next time!

Andrian

32 years of experience
185 reviews
Andrian
32 years of experience
Andrian was great! He was on time, personable, and knowledgeable. He performed my requested repair and my car has run without incident since, including the long drive from Ft. Lauderdale to Western New York!

Bryant

12 years of experience
600 reviews
Bryant
12 years of experience
very professional. excellent service. friendly mechanic. will use again if i need to.

Yoel

9 years of experience
212 reviews
Yoel
9 years of experience
Yoel is a very professional mechanic, his work is outstanding and takes care of the job in a timely manner!

Tyrone

19 years of experience
105 reviews
Tyrone
19 years of experience
Tyrone was very determined to fix the problem. He had to work to get some old bolts off without stripping the screws. And he suceeded, just like he said he would. Took a bit longer but it all worked out.

Eliseo

12 years of experience
239 reviews
Eliseo
12 years of experience
He was so nice and very knowledgeable an made me feel like my car was gonna be repaired correctly.

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