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

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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

94

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Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Outstanding! Jeff is an extremely pleasant gentleman, and he graciously answered any questions that I posed to him. I will use this service in the future, and recommend this service to people I know.
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.

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.

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.
Chris is very knowledgeable. He was able to fix a problem that the dealer couldn’t.

Joe

41 years of experience
710 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Really knows how to get the job done. Truely knows what he was doing and keeps you informed.
Great service all around, highly recommended!

Yoel

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

Joshua

13 years of experience
13 reviews
Joshua
13 years of experience
He was on time, very courteous and knew the answer to every question I had!!

James

25 years of experience
25 reviews
James
25 years of experience
James was fast and knowledgeable! Very impressed with him and YourMechanic as usual

David

34 years of experience
195 reviews
David
34 years of experience
Another very good mechanic, great work, very pleased with all services provided from your mechanic I will continue using and recommending to everyone I know.

Duane

23 years of experience
380 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
Great guy and very knowledgeable mechanic. Won’t hesitate to tell you what the car needs and will go the extra mile to help you in any way he can.

Ira

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


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

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Toyota Solara $297 $152.85 $143.98 14% $346.35
2006 Ford Escape $128 $47.72 $79.99 17% $155.22
2010 Volkswagen CC $195 $115.20 $79.99 12% $222.70
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 $329 $249.06 $79.99 7% $356.56
2012 Lincoln Navigator $189 $108.80 $79.99 12% $216.30
2008 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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How can we help?

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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