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

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Clarissa

26 years of experience
197 reviews
Clarissa
26 years of experience
Very nice and Knowledgeable....
Clarissa was very polite went over and behond very good mechanic I will definitely as for her specifically for future auto repair

Chris

21 years of experience
1940 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Chris exceeded my expectations. He was prompt and professional. He worked quickly and was very informative. When he realized the part used to replace my car part was faulty, he quickly found a resolution. He went above and beyond in my opinion. I was a bit weary of using this service for the first time but after my experience with Chris I will definitely be using this service again.

Fred

16 years of experience
389 reviews
Fred
16 years of experience
Excellent! Highly recommended!

Sam

16 years of experience
115 reviews
Sam
16 years of experience
Excellent

Michael

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

Timothy

47 years of experience
201 reviews
Timothy
47 years of experience
Timothy texted and asked if he could come early and showed up when he said he would be here. He got the job done quickly and professionally. Excellent. Will ask for Timothy every time!

Jerimiah

18 years of experience
328 reviews
Jerimiah
18 years of experience
The best auto repair experence i ever had. Jerimiah was the best.

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!

Cameron

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

Chris

17 years of experience
412 reviews
Chris
17 years of experience
He was very professional: spoke with knowledge and communicated before the appointment really well.


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

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Volkswagen Jetta $431 $318.73 $111.98 8% $469.23
2009 Jeep Commander $142 $61.89 $79.99 16% $169.39
2008 Dodge Durango $202 $50.47 $151.98 20% $254.72
2013 Lexus RX350 $374 $293.68 $79.99 6% $401.18
2014 Audi A7 Quattro $402 $289.77 $111.98 8% $440.27
2015 Porsche Boxster $490 $297.69 $191.97 11% $555.69

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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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