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Old 08-22-2011, 10:52 PM
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Cleaning 5.4L throttle body

Hey all! I'm getting ready to clean the throttle body in my 98 expy 5.4 and I understand that there cleaners to use and not to use. Any suggestions?? I have a can of Deep Creep (product of Sea Foam) that I've used before on previous vehicles, would this be an acceptable product to use? Thanks all!
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:32 AM
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i took the tb off used some tb cleaner, replaced the gasket, cleaned inside the im where i could reach and that was it.
I'm finally gettin' em back right and O boy, I have missed you!
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:08 AM
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I think it is key to use a throttle body cleaner, otherwise you will damage the coating inside the throttle body. I have done it removing the air inlet tube and used throttle body cleaner and a lint free cloth. The area that mine needed cleaning was where the butterfly contacts the body.

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