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Throttle Body Cleaning

Old 05-24-2007, 09:58 AM
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Ok, so I am thinking of cleaning the throttle body on my 99 Accord EX. So, I should just remove the air intake hose and rub it with a toothbrush? I believe there might be a post on this in FAQ, but I thought I would rather post this cause I need a fast response. Was thinking about doing this today.

Old 05-24-2007, 10:02 AM
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Rub it with a toothbrush? Where'd you hear that? To clean the throttle body you have to spray carb cleaner through the intake while the car is running... I can't give you the exact details because i just payed to do it but there are several posts with exact steps. Use the search feature!
Old 05-24-2007, 10:15 AM
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Well some kind of brush. LOL! I have the throttle body cleaner, on the directions though it says to have the engine off.
Old 05-24-2007, 11:06 AM
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Saw this in Popular Mechanics:

Old 05-24-2007, 01:25 PM
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My throttle was sticking a bit. Cleaned it with the spray cleaner and it operates smoothly now. Just removed the plastic tube and sprayed it inside and on the outside (pivots) while the engine was running. May have to goose the throttle some while spraying or the engine might quit.
Old 05-24-2007, 08:37 PM
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I always take off my air intake, spray well with carb cleaner, and then scrub the inside with a soft wire brush while the car is off. While I am scrubbing the inside with the brush, I pull the throttle cable back so I can get deep inside the throttle body. Then Iwipethe inside thatI can reach with a towel.
Old 05-24-2007, 08:41 PM
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Use TB cleaner and paper towel.
Do not use Carb cleaner.
The TB may have a plastic coating for precise air volume control.
Carb cleaner may damage.
Old 05-24-2007, 11:38 PM
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hey guys. i was just wondering if i should clean my throttle body. my car isnt as responsive as b4. its got 55 000 kms on it. is there anything i should do to it? maybe clean the throttle body? tune up. any input would be great.
Old 05-25-2007, 02:52 PM
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u definately dont wanna get ANY TB cleaner into the TP sensor... for a REALY good cleaning... remove ur throttle body... tear it appart and rebuild it... other than that ur just putting bandaids on the problem

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