The Throttle body meters air being drawn into the engine. This is what controls engine acceleration. As the throttle body opens, more air is drawn into the engine. As a result additional fuel is injected and the engine is able to produce more power. Throttle bodies typically last the life of the vehicle and only need to replaced if they are damaged to if they have a non-serviceable throttle body actuator. Throttle body actuators are on vehicles which are throttle by wire (no physical throttle cable)
Damage to the throttle body is rare. Failure of the throttle body actuator is more common, but they typically last the life of the vehicle. The symptoms are typically:
- Rough idle
- Sluggish acceleration
- Uneven acceleration
- Poor fuel economy
How much will it cost?
The typical cost for the testing and replacement is between $100-$750 for parts and labor. This price range is averaged across all passenger vehicles. The actual cost depends on your specific make, model and year. Depending on your specific vehicle, this cost may be lower or higher. This cost estimate is for the specific repair listed and doesn’t include additional, related items that may require repair.
Here is what is included:
- Inspection of the throttle body
- Replacement if necessary
- Inspection of related components
The Fixitfor.us difference:
Most common vehicle repair services can be preformed at your location. This saves you time. No need to arrange drop-offs or pick ups. No sitting in a waiting room. Just continue with your day, while our experts handle your repair. Our Mechanics are all certified. Our business is a registered repair facility in Michigan. We are fully insured and back our service with our warranty.
What we require
- A safe place to work on your vehicle
- Authorization from a property owner or management.
- We do not do repairs in areas restricted by law.
- We do not preform repairs in unsafe location or on unstable surfaces
- We do not preform repairs during serve weather
Book your appointment
Ready to set up your appointment? The whole process can be completed online. Simply choose a day and time that works for you. Let us know what service you need or what your car issues are. You will be contacted with an estimate and the ability to confirm your appoint. We will even send you a reminder. If you aren’t sure when you will want service performed, you can get an estimate without choosing a time.
Are you in our service area?
Our services are available, on site throughout Michigan. Odds are you live near one of the cities we provide service in. Below are some of the common places we perform repair services.