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Just cleaned throttle body #133908 Mar 24, 2:54pm Mar 24, 2:54pm
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Just cleaned throttle body
With the advice of isaac and the thought of saving some hard earned money I just cleaned my idle air control valve and throttle body. There were some noticeable build-up deposits as I began to spray away and a little black smoke from exhaust at first. Getting the straw from the can of throttle body cleaner to the IAC was tough w/out my car stalling and the lack of diminished light made it harder. I am going to give it another cleaning tomorrow with more light, just to be sure. I didn't drive around that much to comment on fluctuating idle or anything else and I don't have any pics to show. I'll try tomorrow or this weekend if I can.

Re: Just cleaned throttle body [Re: hephaestus] #133909 Mar 24, 3:05pm Mar 24, 3:05pm
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let us know how it goes, and also..a picture is worth a thousand words thumbsup

Re: Just cleaned throttle body [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #133910 Mar 24, 5:16pm Mar 24, 5:16pm
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i cleaned my MAFS, and i dont have the rough idling problem anymore.

how do you clean your throttle body anyway?

Re: Just cleaned throttle body [Re: booyaolian] #133911 Mar 24, 5:28pm Mar 24, 5:28pm
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Originally Posted by booyaolian
i cleaned my MAFS, and i dont have the rough idling problem anymore.

how do you clean your throttle body anyway?
Disconnect the Intake hose, and use a throttle body cleaner, and just wipe.

But that's just to clean the throttle body.

I wonder if there's a way that we can clean the whole Intake manifold?

I know that oil changing places will flush out your Intake system to "deteriorate any carbon deposits," but it's costly, and who knows if it actually works.

Those places always try and scam people.


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Re: Just cleaned throttle body [Re: hephaestus] #133912 Mar 24, 5:30pm Mar 24, 5:30pm
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sounds like something to try


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Re: Just cleaned throttle body [Re: hephaestus] #133913 Mar 24, 11:36pm Mar 24, 11:36pm
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You can take off the whole Intake manifold and use brake cleaner to clean the inside. Just let it sit

Re: Just cleaned throttle body [Re: Steven] #133914 Mar 27, 10:50am Mar 27, 10:50am
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Can o'cleaner.

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Re: Just cleaned throttle body [Re: hephaestus] #133915 Mar 27, 10:51am Mar 27, 10:51am
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I unscrewed three bolts to manuver the CAI enough

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Re: Just cleaned throttle body [Re: hephaestus] #133916 Mar 27, 10:56am Mar 27, 10:56am
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The little rectangle slit in throttle body is where to shot for. It takes some more maneuvering. Start the car and pull back the hose covering the throttle body just enough to get the straw in. On top or bottom and then spray away. Spray the little slit and the whole throttle body afterwards. If the engine bogs, pull back the throttle cable to give it gas and clear out the deposits or cleaner.

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Re: Just cleaned throttle body [Re: hephaestus] #133917 Mar 27, 10:58am Mar 27, 10:58am
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See the little hole right side. It is located on bottom of throttle body near left center.

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Re: Just cleaned throttle body [Re: hephaestus] #133918 Mar 27, 11:01am Mar 27, 11:01am
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After cleaning I noticed my car doesn't dip down to 200 RPMs or close stall anymore at a stop. In fact I had to re-adjust the throttle cable because I was now idling at 1000 RPMs or a little over from when I tightened the throttle cable some time ago.

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Re: Just cleaned throttle body [Re: hephaestus] #133919 Mar 27, 12:48pm Mar 27, 12:48pm
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do you wipe off the dirt or just spray on the dirt?

Re: Just cleaned throttle body [Re: hephaestus] #133920 Mar 27, 1:29pm Mar 27, 1:29pm
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Nice write-up thumbsup
I've added more detail to your pictures and directions... and also posted it to the database at..
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Re: Just cleaned throttle body [Re: isaac] #133921 Mar 27, 4:39pm Mar 27, 4:39pm
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Thanks isaac, that was a great what you added. I appreciate that.

Re: Just cleaned throttle body [Re: hephaestus] #133922 Mar 27, 4:57pm Mar 27, 4:57pm
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Originally Posted by hephaestus
Thanks isaac, that was a great what you added. I appreciate that.


also on the front page under "Featured Articles and Installation Guides" news grin
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