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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
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee $194 $113.73 $79.99 12% $221.23
2010 Toyota Yaris $151 $70.76 $79.99 15% $178.26
2012 Toyota Prius V $387 $306.69 $79.99 6% $414.19
2004 Audi Allroad Quattro $543 $254.97 $287.96 15% $641.97
2004 Audi A8 Quattro $402 $289.77 $111.98 8% $440.27
2006 Porsche Cayman $815 $622.96 $191.97 7% $880.96

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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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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Clarissa

Clarissa

24 years of experience
108 reviews
Clarissa
24 years of experience
Mazda Tribute - Transmission Position Sensor (Switch) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Clarissa was very polite went over and behond very good mechanic I will definitely as for her specifically for future auto repair
Ford Escape - Transmission Position Sensor (Switch) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Very nice and Knowledgeable....
Mathew

Mathew

21 years of experience
92 reviews
Mathew
21 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.
Colin

Colin

24 years of experience
57 reviews
Colin
24 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.
Blissel

Blissel

2 years of experience
38 reviews
Blissel
2 years of experience
Ford Taurus - Transmission Position Sensor (Switch) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Blissel came on time and listen to my concerns then as agreed he went to work and before I knew it the job was done, love the idea the they come to you and fix your car so hassle free its great thanks

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