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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
2015 Nissan Juke $338 $193.73 $143.98 12% $387.23
2006 GMC Yukon XL 2500 $275 $99.34 $175.97 18% $335.84
2012 Scion iQ $366 $286.36 $79.99 6% $393.86
2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV $217 $136.77 $79.99 11% $244.27
2012 Audi A4 Quattro $951 $671.46 $279.96 9% $1047.71
2009 Ford Mustang $169 $89.26 $79.99 13% $196.76

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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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Number of Reviews

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Mathew

23 years of experience
93 reviews
Mathew
23 years of experience
Mitsubishi Diamante - 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.

Miguel

34 years of experience
258 reviews
Miguel
34 years of experience
Kia Optima - Transmission Position Sensor (Switch) Replacement - Jacksonville, Florida
Excellent and quick service! Great communication as well! Thank you!
Ford Explorer Sport Trac - Transmission Position Sensor (Switch) - Jacksonville, Florida
Thanks Miguel, will use your services again, if ever needed.

Colin

26 years of experience
94 reviews
Colin
26 years of experience
Honda Odyssey - Transmission Position Sensor (Switch) - Clearwater, Florida
super friendly, honest and made sure the job was done right.
Nissan Versa - Transmission Position Sensor (Switch) Replacement - Largo, Florida
Colin was a pleasure to work with! Very knowledgeable.

Horus

10 years of experience
119 reviews
Horus
10 years of experience
Kia Sorento - Transmission Position Sensor (Switch) Replacement - San Antonio, Texas
Fantastic service! Great beyond all expectations!! I'm never taking a car to the shop again. Thanks, Horus!

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