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How much does Transmission Position Sensor (Switch) Replacement cost?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Mercury Mountaineer $218 $138.20 $79.99 11% $245.70
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee $163 $82.52 $79.99 14% $190.02
2011 Ford Escape $203 $123.18 $79.99 11% $230.68
2010 Audi Q5 $508 $227.68 $279.96 15% $603.93
2006 Mercedes-Benz B200 $779 $699.43 $79.99 3% $806.93
2010 Porsche Cayman $527 $334.90 $191.97 11% $592.90

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Transmission Position Sensor (Switch) Replacement Service

What is the Transmission Position Sensor (Switch) all about?

Vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission are designed to start only in park or neutral gears. If a vehicle is able to start in reverse or drive gears, it can unintentionally move, causing damage to property or injuries to occupants or bystanders. For this reason, automakers have developed a safety shutdown called a transmission position sensor or range sensor that cuts the power to the starter control circuit if the vehicle is not in park or neutral. This sensor or switch is typically mounted on the side of the transmission and screws into the body of the transmission to detect in which gear the transmission is engaged. If the driver attempts to start the vehicle when the transmission is engaged in a gear other than park or neutral, power is not distributed to the starter circuit. The vehicle will not crank, preventing unintentional vehicle movement. If the transmission position sensor, or range sensor fails, the vehicle may be able to start while engaged in a drive gear.

Keep in mind:

  • Symptoms related to the transmission position sensor mimic those of other common problems.
  • Professional mechanics need to diagnose the symptoms for accurate repair.
  • The transmission position sensor is also commonly referred to as a transmission range sensor.

How it's done:

  • The faulty transmission position sensor switch is identified
  • The vehicle is lifted and supported on jack stands
  • The defective transmission position sensor switch is then removed
  • The new transmission position sensor switch is installed and the vehicle taken off the jack stands
  • The repair is verified and the vehicle is road tested for proper operation

Our recommendation:

While the transmission position sensor is does not require any routine service, as an electronic part, it can fail. If your automatic transmission-equipped vehicle is able to start in a gear other than park or neutral, or if your vehicle will not start when in park or neutral, you may need to replace the transmission position sensor.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Transmission Position Sensor (Switch)?

  • Engine will not start at all
  • Engine will only start in neutral gear, not in park
  • Engine will start in engaged in drive or reverse gear

How important is this service?

If your vehicle is able to start in gear, there is potential to cause injury to people or damage to property. If the range sensor fails, have it replaced immediately.

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Mathew

24 years of experience
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Mathew
24 years of experience
Mitsubishi Diamante V6-3.5L - Transmission Position Sensor (Switch) - Jacksonville, Florida
He showed up right on time and took his time going thru service and other facets of my vehicle that weren't even being serviced. He went Above and Beyond by helping me with the hood of the car-the latch had broke and he jimmied it where it could open and close after it was in a fender bender-it had Nothing to do with why he was there, but he made sure it was road worthy...We definitely found Our Mechanic in Mathew!
Ford Escape - Transmission Position Sensor (Switch) - Jacksonville, Florida
Excellent Mechanic, very thorough and honest with me. Also informed me info about my car as far as how to do things myself.

Reginald

37 years of experience
82 reviews
Reginald
37 years of experience
Buick Century V6-3.1L - Transmission Position Sensor (Switch) Replacement - Los Angeles, California
The mechanic was very knowledgeable about the car and the problem. He also was very friendly, and had " excellent " customer service skills.

Juan

9 years of experience
241 reviews
Juan
9 years of experience
Audi A4 Quattro V6-3.0L - Transmission Position Sensor (Switch) - Orlando, Florida
Juan has performed two services on my Audi and does an amazing job! He is punctual and incredibly thorough. I would highly recommend him and will use him again.

Jermaine

24 years of experience
173 reviews
Jermaine
24 years of experience
Mercury Grand Marquis V8-4.6L - Transmission Position Sensor (Switch) - Hyattsville, Maryland
Mr. Lewis was quick and efficient. He identified, resolved, and corrected my problem. I appreciated his professionalism, integrity and skill set.

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