Transmission Position Sensor Replacement at your home or office in Berkeley.

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Colin

26 years of experience
94 reviews
Colin
26 years of experience
Colin was a pleasure to work with! Very knowledgeable.
super friendly, honest and made sure the job was done right.

Mathew

23 years of experience
93 reviews
Mathew
23 years of experience
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!
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
Thanks Miguel, will use your services again, if ever needed.
Excellent and quick service! Great communication as well! Thank you!

John

19 years of experience
479 reviews
John
19 years of experience
very helpful and courteous

Cameron

13 years of experience
95 reviews
Cameron
13 years of experience
He was professional and caring, and experienced!

Noni

21 years of experience
19 reviews
Noni
21 years of experience
I must say Noni ia a Great mechnaic. Quick, Knowledgeable and Friendly. I would recommend Noni to everyone !!!

Michael

15 years of experience
606 reviews
Michael
15 years of experience
He was quick and very knowledgeable.

Gilbert

19 years of experience
10 reviews
Gilbert
19 years of experience
He is a experts and knowledgeable

Michael

13 years of experience
57 reviews
Michael
13 years of experience
I really couldn't ask for any better.

Quentin

18 years of experience
20 reviews
Quentin
18 years of experience
Great automotive experience


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

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Ford Flex $379 $139.18 $239.97 17% $461.68
2009 Chevrolet Avalanche $175 $46.57 $127.98 20% $218.57
2007 Mazda 3 $138 $57.73 $79.99 16% $165.23
2011 Lexus GS460 $550 $310.48 $239.97 13% $632.98
2011 Acura TSX $251 $138.78 $111.98 13% $289.28
2007 Porsche Cayman $533 $341.23 $191.97 11% $599.23

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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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