Ecotec 2.4L - Removing the top engine cover,
- Quick clean on the throttle body,
- Reinstall top cover
Car used in this video 2008 Malibu.
This procedure cannot be done like this on newer electronically controlled throttle systems; otherwise, it may require re-calibration of the ECU settings.
If you DO NOT have a manually controlled linkage cable from the accelerator pedal on your vehicle, DO NOT attempt this procedure.
Disclaimer: To the best of my knowledge this video is accurate. I am in no way responsible for any occurance resulting from following the instructions in this video.
Engine Oil Flush - How To and Does it Work?
Car used - 08 Chevy Malibu 2.4L Ecotec.
Engine Flush used - Kleen-flo
Biweekly How To #47
I am not affiliated with Kleen-flo, nor Wix, nor Castrol, this is just what
To the best of my knowledge this video is accurate. I am in no way
responsible for any occurance resulting from following the instructions in
GM Oil Life Monitor - Can You Trust It?
Take a close look at the oil and filter after my oil life monitor reached
Car used is an 08 Malibu with a 2.4L Ecotec engine.
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Duramax Fuel Filter Change
Bi-weeklly "How to" #27 - Filter change and bleeding the fuel system.
Truck used - 04 GMC 2500 - 6.6L Duramax - Engine Code 2
Quick Tip-Throttle Cleaning - EricTheCarGuy
This one goes out to BowlingBallOut who posted a question about a sticky
throttle on his Saturn. It was a great question so I decided to make this
video in response to it. There are many different configurations of
throttle assemblies but for the most part if you have a throttle that is
sticking you might be able to fix it using the procedures in this video. I
am aware you may not able to purchase spray throttle cleaner in some states
now but I'm sure they have some alternative available at your local parts
One very important note here is that if you have a drive by wire throttle
(DBW), then I do NOT recommend this procedure. If you perform this
procedure on a DBW throttle body you may need to have the throttle reset in
order to get your engine to idle or even start. I only recommend this
procedure if you're trying to correct a problem with a sticking throttle.
If you have idle problems, I recommend you check out this article on my
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Throttle Body Cleaning - Dirty Throttle Body Symptoms and Problems
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Throttle body cleaning. Does your car idle rough, does the engine seem
like it is trying to die when you are at a stop light, is the engine taking
a little longer to start than normal?
You might have a dirty throttle body and that is something you can repair
yourself. In this video we are cleaning the throttle body on a 2005 Ford
F150 pick up truck with a 4.6 V8 engine.
Using just a wire brush and some throttle body cleaner made by BG, or you
can use any throttle body cleaner made for throttle body service which is
available at your local auto parts store.
If you want to learn more about car maintenance and what you can do
yourself to help save money. Visit my site link at the top.
"Common Throttle Body Symptoms and Problems"
What are the most common complaints I see in my auto repair shop that are
related to a dirty throttle body?
1. Rough idle speed. We like to call this hunt and peck, like a chicken
does when it is looking for food. The engine is trying to keep a steady
idle speed but the carbon build up in the throttle body plates are not
allowing it. So the engine is hunting for a steady idle speed, which causes
the roughness you feel inside the vehicle.
2. Slower starts or extended starting periods. You might have to crank the
engine over much longer than you used to. The engine might start and die,
and you have to crank it again. These are pretty common complaints when
there is a dirty throttle body issue.
3. Dies at stops. The engine is having a hard time keeping the idle speed
high enough without dying. This complaint is worse with the air conditioner
on, since there is more load on the engine with the A/C compressor on. A
dirty throttle body will cause the engine to decrease the idle speed as the
vehicle comes to a complete stop, and will eventually die. Restarting can
take some time as in the extended crank complaint above.
This is a common complaint and the throttle body as well as the idle speed
control motor should be cleaned periodically as part of regular scheduled
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Cleaning Throttle Bodies
MotorWeek's Pat Goss (RockAuto.com is a MotorWeek Sponsor) explains how to
clean throttle bodies including on newer cars where there is no mechanical
linkage to the gas pedal.
How to clean a throttle body and Idle air control valve (iac)
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In this video demonstration, I show how to get to, remove, clean, and
replace the throttle body and idle air control motor (aka IAC) on a 4.2l
ford motor. This procedure is the same for any fuel injected vehicle.
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The vans require removal of alot more stuff just to access the throttle
A dirty IAC can cause a rough idle. A dirty throttle body can harm
performance and cause rough engine operation.
When the throttle body or iac is removed a new gasket must be used to
properly seal the connection to the intake.
GM idle air motors are generally mounted on the throttle body and can be
cleaned without removal from the throttle body. This means one less gasket
and a lesser chance of creating a vacuum leak.
The ford throttle body had a note on it that said it was not to be cleaned
because the coating on the throttle blade might be damaged. Thats fine for
a new car but that has to be disregarded when working on something that has
some miles on it.
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MAF - Mass Air Flow sensor - Monitors the amount of air the engine is
IAT - Intake Air Temperature - Measures the temperature of the air the
engine is intaking.
IAC - Idle air control - Controls the amount of air the engine is intaking
while it is idling.
Throttle body - Responsible for regulating flow of air into the engine as
you press the gas pedal.
TPS - Throttle position sensor - Tells the computer how far you are opening
the blade in the throttle body so it can add more fuel to compensate the
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how to clean an idle air control valve.
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Camry Idle Air Control Valve Cleaning
This is my Father's 1999 Toyota Camry with the 3.0 liter V6 (1MZ-FE)
engine. About every three years, the Idle Air Control (IAC) valve always
gets clogged up causing the car to keep stalling when cold started unless
the accelerator was depressed while the engine warms up.
It's expensive to replace (someone quoted my dad $300) but I read that a
shot of carburetor cleaner down the hole usually takes care of the problem.
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