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Old 07-07-2013, 07:40 PM
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Old 12-23-2013, 05:10 PM
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I know I'm kicking up an old thread, but I have read this one (all 4 pages) and the "parent" thread with the pictures.

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/engin...ttle-body.html

I started wondering, with all the gunk & sludge in the TB, why nobody mentioned cleaning out the Air Tube.
(the big plastic tube between the MAF & TB) Surely if the TB is nasty, this would also be somewhat funky too.

Is there a certain procedure and/or chemical we should use to clean the inside of this?
It seems to me, that since the Maf, TB, CV, (no mention of the Air Temp sensor) are already removed from it, there shouldn't be too much problem soaking it in some hot soapy water, and cleaning the grime from the inside.
any thoughts?

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Sounds like a nice "Little Helper" type project for my wife. She has skinny arms, and I don't drink beer LOL
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Old 12-23-2013, 05:43 PM
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It seems to me, that since the Maf, TB, CV, (no mention of the Air Temp sensor) are already removed from it, there shouldn't be too much problem soaking it in some hot soapy water, and cleaning the grime from the inside.
any thoughts?
Sounds like a solid plan to me.

With all the sensors removed, it shouldn't cause any issues at all.
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Old 01-11-2014, 11:58 AM
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hi guys, im gonna do this to my truck because i bought it a year ago and its a xlt 2000 v6 3.0 ffv and i think they never do this before so im feeling enthusiast! but i have a question, i found on you tube they use gaskets on the throttle body and also on the idle air control valve, any suggests? im quite new on this but i've been learning lots in this webpage
hope u guys can help me
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:17 PM
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hi guys, im gonna do this to my truck because i bought it a year ago and its a xlt 2000 v6 3.0 ffv and i think they never do this before so im feeling enthusiast! but i have a question, i found on you tube they use gaskets on the throttle body and also on the idle air control valve, any suggests? im quite new on this but i've been learning lots in this webpage hope u guys can help me
I don't remember for sure, but I don't think there are any gaskets to worry about. It's really simple to clean.
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:48 AM
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hi guys, im gonna do this to my truck because i bought it a year ago and its a xlt 2000 v6 3.0 ffv and i think they never do this before so im feeling enthusiast! but i have a question, i found on you tube they use gaskets on the throttle body and also on the idle air control valve, any suggests? im quite new on this but i've been learning lots in this webpage
hope u guys can help me
The IAC and throttle body, do actually have gaskets. Mine were light blue.
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Old 02-08-2014, 05:53 PM
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On my 05 XLT there's a built in, non-removable gasket that's like a light blueish color. Just remove and spray some throttle body cleaner through it, wipe it down, let it dry, and you should be good.

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[QUOTE="Grampybox;1908201"]I know I'm kicking up an old thread, but I have read this one (all 4 pages) and the "parent" thread with the pictures. http://www.fordrangerforum.com/engin...ttle-body.html I started wondering, with all the gunk & sludge in the TB, why nobody mentioned cleaning out the Air Tube. (the big plastic tube between the MAF & TB) Surely if the TB is nasty, this would also be somewhat funky too. Is there a certain procedure and/or chemical we should use to clean the inside of this? It seems to me, that since the Maf, TB, CV, (no mention of the Air Temp sensor) are already removed from it, there shouldn't be too much problem soaking it in some hot soapy water, and cleaning the grime from the inside. any thoughts?



I just took mine apart today and I don't think there was really much to clean in it. It looked clean and I got 120k on my 05 XLT. But cleaning it couldn't hurt it.
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Old 02-08-2014, 07:39 PM
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[quote=VManElliott;2015596]On my 05 XLT there's a built in, non-removable gasket that's like a light blueish color. Just remove and spray some throttle body cleaner through it, wipe it down, let it dry, and you should be good.

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I know I'm kicking up an old thread, but I have read this one (all 4 pages) and the "parent" thread with the pictures. http://www.fordrangerforum.com/engin...ttle-body.html I started wondering, with all the gunk & sludge in the TB, why nobody mentioned cleaning out the Air Tube. (the big plastic tube between the MAF & TB) Surely if the TB is nasty, this would also be somewhat funky too. Is there a certain procedure and/or chemical we should use to clean the inside of this? It seems to me, that since the Maf, TB, CV, (no mention of the Air Temp sensor) are already removed from it, there shouldn't be too much problem soaking it in some hot soapy water, and cleaning the grime from the inside. any thoughts?



I just took mine apart today and I don't think there was really much to clean in it. It looked clean and I got 120k on my 05 XLT. But cleaning it couldn't hurt it.
Same here, there was barely anything (if anything at all) in the air tube.
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:54 AM
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My TB has a warning saying it has some kind of coating and not to clean the inside...should I be concerned with this?
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:38 AM
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My TB has a warning saying it has some kind of coating and not to clean the inside...should I be concerned with this?
Everyone has one no one pays attention to it
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:41 AM
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My TB has a warning saying it has some kind of coating and not to clean the inside...should I be concerned with this?
Nope ford just put that sticker there to fuck with you
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:16 PM
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Was finally able to get this done to my truck and WOW...what an improvement! Throttle response is so good it's like I've added two more cylinders to my 4-banger!
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:56 AM
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what happens if I can't get the throttle sensor screws loose? can I just go ahead and clean with the TPS attached?
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:16 PM
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what happens if I can't get the throttle sensor screws loose? can I just go ahead and clean with the TPS attached?
FWIW, I went ahead and cleaned the throttle body with the Throttle position sensor attached and no problems. Truck is idling perfectly now
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:27 PM
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I pulled off my throttle body to clean it last night, it was pretty bad. I didn't pull the TPS, but now I'm wondering if I should have, can cleaner work it's way to the TPS and damage it? Used more than 1 can of throttle body cleaner.

The IAC went bad (super high idle) replaced that and cleaned throttle body - took it for a spin last night/early this morning and it seemed ok.
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