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

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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.

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

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.

Luis

17 years of experience
247 reviews
Luis
17 years of experience
Easy to work with. Nice guy.

Quentin

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

Horus

10 years of experience
122 reviews
Horus
10 years of experience
Fantastic service! Great beyond all expectations!! I'm never taking a car to the shop again. Thanks, Horus!

Joseph

32 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
32 years of experience
Very knowledgeable. Great experience,

Lucas

20 years of experience
864 reviews
Lucas
20 years of experience
Answered all my questions

Allen

35 years of experience
471 reviews
Allen
35 years of experience
Excellent Mechanic, very satisfied with his service and professionalism

Miguel

34 years of experience
258 reviews
Miguel
34 years of experience
Thanks Miguel, will use your services again, if ever needed.


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

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Saab 9-3X $1164 $1052.48 $111.98 3% $1202.98
2005 Toyota Echo $341 $260.98 $79.99 7% $368.48
2016 Chevrolet Express 3500 $291 $178.83 $111.98 11% $329.33
2006 Mercedes-Benz S430 $231 $150.72 $79.99 10% $258.22
2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT $215 $46.57 $167.97 21% $272.32
2012 Porsche Panamera $293 $101.37 $191.97 18% $359.37

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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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