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

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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

93

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Joe

41 years of experience
707 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Great service all around, highly recommended!
Once again Joe was on time and everything went as planned. I would highly recommend Joe and will use him again in the future. Bob T

Russell

22 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
22 years of experience
An absolutely competent and friendly mechanic! Russ explained everything he did, what he checked and how to solve it. He worked quick and precise. I will not hesitate to contact My Mechanic again to have Russell take a look at any new problem. Great experience and sooo convenient to not have to drive a car somewhere when there's an issue with bad transitioning or unsteady RPM. Thank you!

Andrew

9 years of experience
548 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
fast and friendly.

William

7 years of experience
39 reviews
William
7 years of experience
Great service and nice guy..highly recommended

Kevo

310 years of experience
189 reviews
Kevo
310 years of experience

Andrew

10 years of experience
29 reviews
Andrew
10 years of experience
Excellent service! Friendly and repair done in very timely manner. Definitely recommend!

Curtis

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

Don

16 years of experience
63 reviews
Don
16 years of experience
I'm very happy with the thorough work and care Don has taken with my vehicle and he explains what he has to do and why I was having the problem I was having and resolved the problem . I'm very happy that this service (Your Mechanic) exists, they provided me with a mechanic (Don) that I can actually say is working hard to earn my trust (mission accomplished :)), and they are very good on following up with you to make sure that the mechanic they send to you to perform the service you requested. Thank you

Genaro

11 years of experience
30 reviews
Genaro
11 years of experience
He's a life saver very up front and honest,would recommend to friends.

Chet

39 years of experience
440 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
I was extremely pleased with Chet's performance. He listened to me and fixed my car. A great bonus is that he came to me while I was a work. He is very professional. Answered all my questions. He even had a recommendation for how to keep my car running smoothly. I highly recommend him. Thanks. I will be calling back in the future.


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

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Mazda B3000 $149 $69.13 $79.99 15% $176.63
2015 Volkswagen Passat $195 $115.20 $79.99 12% $222.70
2006 GMC Envoy $362 $281.77 $79.99 7% $389.27
2012 Lincoln MKT $189 $108.80 $79.99 12% $216.30
2010 Infiniti QX56 $232 $151.87 $79.99 10% $259.37
2011 Audi S5 $224 $144.36 $79.99 10% $251.86

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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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