I tried searching for a thread with specifics on cleaning the throttle body but I couldn't find one. I know it is a good idea to clean the throttle body every once and a while and I have around 40k miles and figured it would be a good idea to do it now.
Is there anything that I should be careful of while doing this? Is there any specific way to clean it or any cleaners to use? I just don't want to mess anything up while doing this. Any help is appreciated! Thanks!
truck shouldn't react at all...if anything, it should run smoother.
I used rubbing alcohol (no no...but all I had at the time) to clean it. used a clean lint free shop rag
basically soak the rag with your cleaner of choice...to be honest, I think anything would be fine as long as you keep it only on the metal.
also make sure to clean the upper/lower sides of the TB plate.
when I did mine, it was absolutely filthy. @ 23,000 miles. There was crap caked on the edges of the butterflys, and a decent layer on the whole thing.
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I'd bet they all use the same chemicals. I shot about half a spray can through mine while the engine was off. That may be why it was so unhappy on the first start-up. I didn't have anybody around to mash the gas while the engine was running...
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