clean throttle body with spray

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Old 19 May 2006, 10:30 am   #1 (permalink)
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Is cleaning the throttle body something that a person without any
mechanic experience can do? I heard the clean spray. How can I use it?
I do not even know where the throttle body is.

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Old 19 May 2006, 10:43 am   #2 (permalink)
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quickcur@yahoo.com wrote:
> Is cleaning the throttle body something that a person without any
> mechanic experience can do? I heard the clean spray. How can I use it?
> I do not even know where the throttle body is.
>
> Thanks,
>
> qq



You probably mean clean the throttle plate. Depending on how confident
you are in your mechanic skills, sure you can try it yourself.

Get throttle plate cleaner spray from the dealer. It tends to dissolve
stuff faster than the generic stuff from Pep Boys - I tried them both.


Use a philips screwdriver to loosen the clamp securing the air intake
hose to the throttle body. Remove the air intake hose (be careful not
to damage it, if it's old ). Spray around the plate, and use and old
toothbrush. Just to the left of the throttle plate will be a metal
wire/line... wiggle it gently so that you can move the throttle plate
(it's a butterfly valve) so you can clean behind it with cleaner and
the toothbrush. The areas to the left and right of the plate need
cleaning too - that's where it's sticking.

It also helps to put a rag just underneath the throttle body, since yes
you will be making a mess.

This topic has been discussed to death in this newsgroup... look for
"cleaning throttle plate".

Also check this article out.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/auto...tml?page=1&c=y

Have fun!

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