How To Quick Clean a Throttle Body

Ecotec 2.4L - Removing the top engine cover, - Quick clean on the throttle body, - Reinstall top cover Car used in this video 2008 Malibu. WARNING ! 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: This procedure worked well for me. This is NOT a tested or proven procedure. Again, DO NOT use this procedure if you DO NOT have a manually controlled linkage cable from the accelerator pedal on your vehicle, I am in no way responsible for any occurance or damage resulting from following the instructions in this video.

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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 store. 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 website. http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-idle-problems The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com BowlingBalOutl's channel http://www.youtube.com/user/bowlingballout Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy?fref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricTheCarGuy Google+: https://plus.google.com/100195180196698058780/posts Information on Premium Membership: https://www.ericthecarguy.com/premium-content-streaming-etcg-content Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





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Be careful cleaning your throttle body! - Check Engine Light
I cleaned the throttle body for my 2010 Chevy Equinox and caused more issues than I bargained for. After putting it back on, my check engine light turned on with code P0223, which is triggered when the voltage output from the Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch to the PCM is too high. I also got messages "Service Stabilitrak" and "Reduced Engine Power", and it wouldn't accelerate past 25mph, so it was practically undriveable. For the 2010 model year the TPS sensor isn't serviceable so I had to put on a whole new throttle body assembly. Personally, I recommend leaving the throttle body attached to the car when cleaning it. This won't give you a deep clean, but it might prevent the possibility of needing a new assembly. Apparently on newer models you CAN replace the TPS, but if you have a 2010/2011 GM you might not be able to.





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