DODGE RAM FORUM banner
1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
9 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hey guys. Quick question. I was just wondering, because my ram is hesitating a lil bit, how i should go about cleaning off my throttle body.is there anything i should do different since it is electronic?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
32,794 Posts
For starters just use a can of SEAFOAM, some in the throttle body, the rest in the gas tank
Just follow the instructions
You can find it in any auto parts store

http://www.seafoamsales.com/

I would Not put in in the crankcase, unless the vehicle was quite old
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,582 Posts
if you do take off your throttle body, i would either pay very close attention to the gasket/seal or replace it

if their is a small air leak, even if you cant here it, it will probably make your truck run worse that it is now,..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
105 Posts
I'd just remove it and clean it properly. It's only 4 5/16 bolts. Unclip the sensor and your ready to clean. I prefer maf sensor cleaner and a toothbrush personally. It's much safer on the tb. Try grounding it while youre at it. 4' of 10awg wire and a few terminals makes a noticeable difference. Connect one terminal to the top left bolt of the throttle body, and the other to the ground bolt on the passenger side close to the firewall. Your idle will be steady like you've never seen before.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
53 Posts
I'd just remove it and clean it properly. It's only 4 5/16 bolts. Unclip the sensor and your ready to clean. I prefer maf sensor cleaner and a toothbrush personally. It's much safer on the tb. Try grounding it while youre at it. 4' of 10awg wire and a few terminals makes a noticeable difference. Connect one terminal to the top left bolt of the throttle body, and the other to the ground bolt on the passenger side close to the firewall. Your idle will be steady like you've never seen before
Curious what adding a ground to the TB does? Never heard of doing that before
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,697 Posts
^Some think it grounds the electric motor in the TB better and helps out. Some think it does nothing. Some say it can actually cause a problem.

I think it simply does nothing.

I thought you weren't supposed to use throttle body cleaner on the electronic TB's? I was told to use electronic parts cleaner...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
105 Posts
Some people claim grounding the tb improve throttle response. I haven't noticed anything drastic. Just a perfect idle. That is undeniable. It used to flutter a small amount but now it's perfect. I unhooked it to see if it was my imagination and it started fluttering again. It won't hurt anything, it's a direct ground to a metal object receiving a weak ground through a harness.
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Top