How Much Does a Throttle Body Cost?
On most vehicles, the throttle body is what you’re actually controlling when you step on the gas pedal. It controls the amount of air fed into the engine, while giving a signal to the ECU so the appropriate amount of fuel is delivered at the same time. Nowadays it’s controlled electronically, but if your vehicle is a little older, you can follow the cable from it all the way down to the pedal.
How to Save Money on a Throttle Body?
Some signs that your throttle body is not functioning properly would be a check-engine light code, or you might notice hesitation under acceleration. Before replacing the throttle body, it’s worth cleaning the original one first to see if that helps. Over time, it can become clogged with dirt or carbon deposits, which will affect its ability to open and close as intended. Some proactive vehicle owners consider this just a part of regular maintenance. You can access it by removing the air intake hose, carefully disconnecting any wires or hoses, and unbolting it from the upper intake manifold. This is a good time to replace the aging throttle body gasket, as well as inspecting the air intake system for any dry, cracked rubber that could be leaking. Some vehicles may have coolant lines running to the throttle body; make sure those are well capped-off to prevent both coolant leaks, and any unwanted air entering the system. If the above recommendations fail to remedy the issue, replacing the unit itself is inevitable. In the table below we’ve included the msrp (list price) of 5 of our best selling throttle bodies as well as our price for that same part.
|Vehicle||List Price||Our Price||Labor Time (hrs)||Independent Shops Estimate National Avg Labor Cost ($100/HR)||Dealerships Estimate National Avg Labor Cost ($130/HR)|
|2005 Toyota Camry||$294.00||$140.00||1.1||$110.00||$143.00|
|2007 Toyota Camry||$551.25||$185.00||1.1||$110.00||$143.00|
|2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer||$301.35||$162.82||0.6||$60.00||$78.00|
|2004 Ford Explorer||$169.05||$99.95||0.8||$80.00||$104.00|
|2008 Saturn Astra||$433.65||$285.00||0.7||$70.00||$91.00|
Throttle Body Labor and Part Costs
Brand new, quality aftermarket replacement throttle bodies for most mainstream vehicles are between $100 and $200. Prices go up from there for OEM replacements. As previously outlined, these aren’t too difficult to replace. If you’re mildly confident in your DIY abilities, you can complete the job in an hour or two. If you prefer to leave that part of it to a professional, then the relative ease of this repair should mean lower labor expenses as well.
Find Your Throttle Body
If you found this guide because of a random check-engine light one day, then you now know this isn’t something to fret too much about. If you’re still unsure about what’s best for your vehicle, feel free to contact BuyAutoParts for knowledgeable assistance in getting the best replacement throttle body and intake parts for your vehicle. We carry guaranteed exact fit parts from known brands like Bosch, Denso, Delphi and more. All our parts professionals are here and ready to help!
More Vehicle Specific Estimates & Costs
Some of our top-selling throttle bodies, their compatible vehicles and their approximate costs are listed below:
|Compatible Vehicle||Type of Throttle Body||Price as of 06/2017||Link||OEM Numbers|
2004-2006 Toyota Camry 2.4L Models From 06/01/2004 Production Date - Excluding California Models
2004-2007 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Models
2004-2005 Toyota RAV4 All Models
2004-2006 Toyota Solara 2.4L Models
2005-2007 Scion TC To Production Date 04/01/2006
|BAP New||$140.00||Replacement Throttle Body (Part Number: 47-60110 AN)||22030-0H020, 22030-0H021, 22030-28060, 22030-28061, 220300H020, 220300H02084, 220300H021, 220300H02184, 2203028060, 220302806084, 2203028061, 220302806184, 47-60110AN, 47-60110ON|
|OEM New||$239.00||Replacement Throttle Body (Part Number: 47-60110 ON)|
2007-2011 Toyota Camry 2.4L Models - With 3 Hose Connections
2009-2010 Toyota Corolla 2.4L Models - With 3 Hose Connections
2009-2013 Toyota Matrix 2.4L Models - With 3 Hose Connections
2006-2008 Toyota RAV4 2.4L Models - With 3 Hose Connections
2006-2008 Toyota Solara 2.4L Models - With 3 Hose Connections
2007-2010 Scion Tc From 05/01/2006 to 07/31/2006 Production Date - With 3 Hose Connections
2008-2015 Scion xB From 03-2007 Production Date - With 3 Hose Connections
|BAP New||$185.00||Replacement Throttle Body (Part Number: 47-60173 AN)||22030-0H031, 22030-28070, 220300H031, 220300H03184, 2203028070, 220302807084, 47-60173R, 47-60173AN|
|OEM New||$270.00||Replacement Throttle Body (Part Number: 47-60173 ON)|
|Remanufactured||$180.00||Replacement Throttle Body (Part Number: 47-60173 R)|
2008-2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer 4.2L Engine
2008-2009 GMC Envoy 4.2L Engine
2008-2009 Saab 9-7x 4.2L Engine
2008 Isuzu Ascender
|OEM New||$162.82||Replacement Throttle Body (Part Number: 47-60224 ON)||12616437, 47-60224ON|
2004-2010 Ford Explorer Motor Only
2005-2010 Ford Expedition Motor Only
2005-2011 Ford Crown Victoria Motor Only
2005-2011 Mercury Grand Marquis Motor Only
2005 Lincoln LS Motor Only
2006-2008 Lincoln Mark LT Motor Only
2004-2010 Mercury Mountaineer Motor Only
2005-2010 Ford Mustang Motor Only
2006-2010 Lincoln Navigator Motor Only
2005-2011 Lincoln Town Car Motor Only
|BAP New||$99.95||Replacement Throttle Body (Part Number: 47-60148 AN)||9C3Z9E926C, 47-60148AN|
2008-2009 Saturn Astra 1.8L Engine
||BAP New||$285.00||Replacement Throttle Body (Part Number: 47-60196 AN)||555562380, 5825723, 93189782, 47-60196AN, 47-60196ON|
|OEM New||$485.00||Replacement Throttle Body (Part Number: 47-60196 ON)|
If you are a DIYer, you will not incur any labor costs. If you choose a professional for the job, you will need to pay for both the part and labor. Here are the approximate throttle body installation costs specific to some automobiles.
|Vehicle||Approximate Replacement Costs|
|2005 Toyota Camry||$110.00 - $143.00|
|2007 Toyota Camry||$110.00 - $143.00|
|2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer||$60.00 - $78.00|