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Old 01-15-2010, 12:45 AM
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Default Throttle Body Removal and Cleaning [How-To]

Parts list

- 8mm Socket for the Throttle Cable brackets
- 10mm Socket or necessary size for battery terminal disconnect
- 13mm Socket for the bolts that hold the Throttle body itself down.
- #25 Torx driver for the IAC, MAP, and TPS
- Adjustable wrench [in my case, for the airhat removal]
- CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner [or similar cleaning product
- Replacement gasket [good idea to have around, and about $2.50 from advanced auto or a similar place]


1. Remove the negative battery connection Tool: 10mm Socket if applicable

2. a) Locate Air Intake and remove the assemblyTool: Adjustable Wrench or other necessary tool for removal of the air intake

2. b) Resulting image

3. a) Locate the IAC [Idle Air Control] and disconnect it

3. b) Locate the TPS [Throttle Position Sensor] and disconnect it

3. c) and Locate the MAP [Manifold Absolute Pressure] Sensor and disconnect it

3. d) Remove the Vacuum line as well

4. Disconnect the C-Clamps holding the throttle linkage. Note, the rear linkage goes to the Transmission [kickback] and the front two are for throttle and cruise control

4. a) From the furthest from the Throttle Body to the closest C-Clamp Connection.

4. b)

4. c)

5. Remove the Throttle Bracket Tool: 8mm Socket

5. a) The one on the side of the bracket

5. b) The two on the front of the bracket

6. Remove the Throttle Body Bolts Tool: 13mm Socket

Last edited by Leadfootluke; 01-15-2010 at 12:47 AM.
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