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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
2013 Dodge Dart $141 $71.06 $70.00 21% $178.56
2011 Chevrolet Malibu $189 $90.69 $98.00 21% $241.19
2014 Ram 2500 $226 $155.85 $70.00 14% $263.35
2014 Audi A4 $284 $38.85 $245.00 31% $415.10
2010 Audi A6 $280 $182.14 $98.00 15% $332.64
2006 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG $221 $150.72 $70.00 14% $258.22

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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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Ricardo

8 years of experience
223 reviews
Ricardo
8 years of experience
Very professional, excellent Mechanic, happy with service.
2012 NISSAN ALTIMA - TRANSMISSION POSITION SENSOR (SWITCH) REPLACEMENT - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Chris

15 years of experience
202 reviews
Chris
15 years of experience
He was very professional: spoke with knowledge and communicated before the appointment really well.
2007 TOYOTA COROLLA - TRANSMISSION POSITION SENSOR (SWITCH) - HOUSTON, TEXAS

Noni

19 years of experience
10 reviews
Noni
19 years of experience
I must say Noni ia a Great mechnaic. Quick, Knowledgeable and Friendly. I would recommend Noni to everyone !!!
2013 HYUNDAI SONATA - TRANSMISSION POSITION SENSOR (SWITCH) - JAMAICA, NEW YORK

Fred

14 years of experience
258 reviews
Fred
14 years of experience
Excellent! Highly recommended!
2011 KIA SORENTO - TRANSMISSION POSITION SENSOR (SWITCH) - HUMBLE, TEXAS

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