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.
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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.
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"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 explains how to clean throttle bodies including on
newer cars where there is no mechanical linkage to the gas pedal.
Throttle Position Sensor
A 101 on the throttle position sensor, the on board computer that measures
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Saturn Idle problem.mov
In this video we show you how to replace an idle air control solenoid and
clean the throttle body on a 1996 Saturn. This car was having a
excessively high idle. It would stay at 1500 RPM even though your foot was
not on the gas pedal. This was caused by carbon build up around and behind
the throttle body as well as a defective idle air control solenoid.
Jonesy's Auto Club videos are for reference and entertainment only and
should not be taken as a direct step by step guides. If you attempt a
repair like the one seen in this video please use the proper safety
equipment, take your time and do the job right.