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Old 08-03-2012, 08:45 AM
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Here is a pic of my TB after about 10,000 miles, I took this prior to adding my catch can. It does get very diry and yes it needs to be cleaned. That being said, you really dont need to pay the dealership to do it, it takes just a few minutes to remove and replace so cleaning it yourself every 10k or so is a good idea and simple.



From her description, I was picturing something much more in depth. Sure, I've cleaned carbs and throttle bodies that were a little dirty before. The service manager made sound almost as in depth as decoking heads.
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That TB don't look bad to me...
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The 30,000 mile tune up consists of: spark plug change, trans fluid, dif fluid, coolant and throttle body cleaning (think that's it). I had them do the plugs and clean throttle body. Everything else I had done already.
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we need to change our dive train fluids at 30000 miles?
changing trans fluid and dif fluid at 30,000 miles is not needed. as far as drive train fluids go, the maintenance schedule for my 2011 1500 says only to inspect the transfer case fluid at 32,000 miles.

Bighert3rd, thanks for posting the pics. now i know it's not just Chrysler trying to make money in the service department
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Throttle bodies are easy enough to clean yourself with some spray from the parts store. I clean my trans Am every 4 to 6 months. gets a little dirty but no much my air filters usually get cleaned more often. Clean my Cobalt SS every 10k miles. Probably do the ram every 10 to 12k. Not hard to do.
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Thanks for the heads up on the spark plugs, I thought it was unusual to replace the spark plugs at 31k. Will get this done when I get there!!
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