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 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.
2010, 2011 & 2012 Mazda 3 2.5L Air Intake Installation Video 69-6013
See how easy it is to add a K&N air intake to the 2010 Mazda 3 with the
2.5L engine - 69-6013TTK
K&N dynamometer tests show an estimated 6.67 horsepower gain at 5600 RPM
with use of this K&N air intake modification.
K&N 69-6013TTK fits the following:
2012 MAZDA 3 2.5L
2011 MAZDA 3 2.5L
2010 MAZDA 3 2.5L
Mazda 3 Throttle Body Ground Wire
Grounding Mazda 3 Throttle Body to a battery cable enhances responsiveness,
seems Mazda didn't think this through very well. BTW, 'speed' versions
already have this modification as OEM.
GTA Car Kits - Mazda 3 2004-2009 install of iPhone, Ipod, AUX and MP3 kit for factory stereo
http://www.GTACarKits.com/mazda3_2004_2008_car_kit.php - installation
instruction for iPhone, iPod, AUX, mp3 adapter into factory stereo of Mazda
3 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 model years. After installing the
car kit you would be able to listen to your music player or iPhone with
crystal clear sound through your factory stereo speakers and control your
music through controls on the factory radio.
How to clean a throttle body and Idle air control valve (iac)
*** PLEASE READ ***
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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Restore Lost Power in Your Ford or Mazda
Soft gas pedal? A stretched out throttle cable in a Ford or Mazda (In this
case a Ranger or B3000).Take a look at your throttle cable. See if the
pedal moves up and down and has "slack". If so, your throttle might not be
opening all of the way so you are not getting full power. If you floor the
car the throttle might only be open 80%.
Watch the video to see how a few wire ties can restore this lost power!
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unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this
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incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video.
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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 ChrisFix, no
information contained in this video shall create any express or implied
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that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the
information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user
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2hp: Mazda 3 VS Honda Civic. 2014
Today we will make a comparative test drive between the two eternal rivals:
Honda Civic and Mazda 3. It is obvious that Honda Civic looks restrained,
conservative, but at the same time quite boring. What can not be said about
Mazda 3. It is emotional, sporty and aggressive.
How to Install the Big 3 / Grounding Kit / Earth Grounding (Custom Grounding Kit)
Keep all the electronics in your vehicle happy! In this video I show you
how to build a grounding kit from scratch. The Camry where I show you how
to build it isn't the "Big 3" because I didn't up grade the alternator
wire, but you can carry the theory across and just run a wire to the
I do show you later in the video examples of other vehicles I've done which
DO have the Big 3 done.
Go fast have Fun
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.
The PowerAid Throttle Body Spacer by AIRAID
How does Airaid design their Throttle Body Spacers? Cameron Evans visits
the Airaid Filter Company in Phoenix, Arizona and gets inside the design,
application and installation of one of the most popular throttle body
spacers on the market. Check out this and other Airaid parts at