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Old 06-15-2010, 10:57 AM
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i'm sorry i just had to jump in here, how is it you were getting 24.5 mpg in ur ranger? do you have a super light truck w/ a super big tank? the reason i ask is because the best i have been able to muster out of my 3.0 is 15.9 mpg city.
I have a 3.0L V6 and I get from 19-20 mpg.
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:54 PM
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could you guys post pictures of the parts you remove and actual cleaning of the throttle body thanks!
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:08 AM
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I know its a little off subject, but mines an 87 ranger and I still have the old school carb on it. Any ideas on how to give it a good cleaning for cheap? Its a 1 barrel carb with over 130k miles on it, currently the choke dose not work and its extremely hard to start in the morning, so if anyone knows how to get that to work to that would be great!?
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:16 AM
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Default Re: How To: Cleaning Throttle Body

Just to throw this out there. There have been many claims and Ford actually states that cleaning the Throttle Body is not recommended because of the coating that is on it. Just proceed with caution and definitely don't go scrubbing it with steel wool or anything.

Personally I think its fine to clean it and I've done mine with nothing but good results. Just thought I should state it so you don't go scrubbing away at those things.
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Old 12-17-2010, 09:42 PM
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Just to throw this out there. There have been many claims and Ford actually states that cleaning the Throttle Body is not recommended because of the coating that is on it. Just proceed with caution and definitely don't go scrubbing it with steel wool or anything.

Personally I think its fine to clean it and I've done mine with nothing but good results. Just thought I should state it so you don't go scrubbing away at those things.
If it's covered in greasy black residue, then I don't think whatever the coating is would be doing much good. But I agree that they shouldn't be scrubbed to much. I did mine Wednesday and used a nylon bristle brush.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:51 AM
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Great info. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:47 PM
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I just cleaned my MAF, IAC and TB this week; all were easy to do (thanks to these guides), so if you haven't done it, get on it! Your engine will thank you.

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Old 08-14-2011, 06:22 AM
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i'm sorry i just had to jump in here, how is it you were getting 24.5 mpg in ur ranger? do you have a super light truck w/ a super big tank? the reason i ask is because the best i have been able to muster out of my 3.0 is 15.9 mpg city.
Yup 15.7 here. They have an app for that!
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:13 AM
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would MAF cleaner work aswell?
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:28 PM
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would MAF cleaner work aswell?
No it won't. MAF cleaner cleans electrical connections. Use carb cleaner. I prefer "berrymans". Its what i used yesterday to clean mine.
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:17 PM
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I just did this, it seems to run better but I cleaned IAC as well, so I dunno. It was fun and I'm so glad this thread is here to help. Thanks!
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:25 PM
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Just bought a 2002 4.0 XLT 4wd last week so today I cleaned the Throttle body, IAC, and MAF sensor. Followed instructions on the "How to" pages. Used MAF cleaner on the MAF sensor and Throttle Body Cleaner on the TB and IAC, as instructed. Even disconnected the neg battery cable.

Put it all back together and now have a Check Engine light and tranny shifts pretty hard. OBD codes say Throttle position sensor is bad or bad electrical connector. A new one costs $23.

One thing I did notice is that when I put the TPS back on it seemed like the switch/connector was about 45 degrees out of phase. I had to twist the switch a bit for the screws to line up. Then, as I was putting in the second screw I felt what can best be described as the tension suddenly unloading. I took the switch back off and when I put it back on, everything seemed aligned. However, when I started the truck, the Engine Light and hard shifting tranny started.

Any suggestions? I'll try taking the TPS off and putting back on. If that doesn't work, I guess I'll be buying a TPS tomorrow.

Your thoughts???

UPDATE: A new TPS fixed the issue and disconnecting the battery reset the Check Engine light. When I put the TPS back on I had to tilt the TPS either slightly up, or slightly down, so that the TPS would slip onto the Throttle Body blade that rotates the TPS. The first time I tilted the connector slightly down and had to apply some tension to line up the 2 screws. Evidently that is the wrong way to do it, as it caused the TPS rotary resistor to break internally and the computer not know what the throttle position was.

When I put the new one on, I tilted the connector up, and rotated it down to line up the screws. Practically no resistance to rotating the TPS into alignment. It all works great now. Engine light is off. Transmission shifts smoothly again. And all seems good.

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Old 01-11-2013, 06:59 PM
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:28 PM
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I did this today and now the throttle plate is spotless. Thanks for the guide!
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:00 PM
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Default Re: How To: Cleaning Throttle Body

I have a 2000 XLT off-road 4.0 4x4 I get 19mpg, I don't understand why you guys with 3.0 are only getting 15mpg. I have never cleaned the TB or MAF. I think it's time to do it 130K miles
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