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.
This procedure cannot be done like this on newer electronically controlled
throttle systems; otherwise, it may require re-calibration of the ECU
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.
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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How to Clean an Electronic Throttle Body Safely
This is the best throttle body cleaner to use on the consumer market-
In this video I show you the proper precautions to take when cleaning an
advance throttle body as shown.