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How easy is it to fix the throttle position sensor myself?

I have a manual 2000 Ford Focus ZX3. My mechanic said it would cost $170 to fix my TPS so the check engine light would go off. Am I getting ripped off? Is this something I can easily fix myself?

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Yes U can fix it yourself if u have common hand tools.

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