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Old 01-13-2010, 11:09 PM
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I usually don't replace the gasket if it comes off cleanly. Resealing hasn't been an issue but in some cases the gasket will stick or tear.
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Ah ok. Yeah I was not too sure about if I should keep it or replace it. Good to know though.
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Another great thread!

I will have a writeup on a throttle body cleaning and assembly later tonight for the 5.2

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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]

Procedures

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




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7. Remove the Throttle Body and the Gasket






8. Remove all 3 Sensors from the Throttle Body. The torx driver is used to remove all of the sensors Tool: #25 Torx Driver



9. Resulting [Dirty] Naked Throttle Body






10. Cleaning the Throttle Body. Tool: Intake Cleaner of choice

Read the instructions on the can of cleaner as some have VERY strong fumes and will remove paint and stain clothing. With all of the sensor removed, liberally spray the CRC cleaner onto the areas you wish to clean. The stream essentially stripped all of the carbon off of the Throttle Body. Using a tooth brush and terry cloth I was able to strip all of the carbon I wanted off. Take the IAC sensor as well and clean that up. With the carbon removed from it's plunger and the area were it sits, your idle will smooth out. These are the results I wished to achieve. I believe 100% clean is attainable. I worked for about 95% because I will probably port/polish my Throttle Body in the near future.









Let the Throttle Body dry before re-installation.

11. Re-installation:

Follow the steps in reverse order. Add the New gasket before replacing the Throttle Body. Reconnect the battery and start it up to make sure everything was done correctly.

Good luck and post up if you need assistance

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Hey man good thorough write up! Rep!
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Looks like the mods moved it over here from its original thread. Should cover a good chunk of the older engines.
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Yeah it does for sure. I love the clarity of the pictures. If it was me, it would be horrible in a dim lit environment Lol.
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For all of you guys wondering how much a gasket is, I just bought a TB gasket for my 5.9 for a $1.98 before sales tax.
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LeadfootLuke, great write-up. Looks like you did a great job cleaning your TB. I'm sure others here will find your write-up and Remerson's both very useful!
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