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
How it works
Request a service:
Get a quote online or set-up a time to have your vehicle looked at.
Choose your service time:
Pick time slots that work for you, easily, online. We will confirm appointments and send reminders.
Get your vehicle repaired:
No waiting at the shop. Our mechanics bring everything that is needed to you. All you have to do is provided a safe area for the work to be performed.
What what need from you
A safe place to work on your vehicle:
No working on the side of busy roads, No working on unstable or steep surfaces. We do not perform repairs during severe weather.
Authorization from a property owner or management.
If you rent please ensure work can be performed where your vehicle is. If your repair work is being done in a parking lot or at your place of employment, please ensure you have permission to have work performed. We do not do repairs in areas restricted by law.
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. These are some of the common places we perform repair services.
- Battle Creek
- Byron Center
- Comstock Northwest
- Comstock Township
- Comstock Park
- East Grand Rapids
- Forest Hills
- Georgetown Township
- Grand Haven
- Grand Rapids