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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:18 am    Post subject:  Throttle Body cleaner Reply with quote

Hi guys... I want to clean the throttle body on my 2001LS (3.8L engine)... But I don't want to do the seafoam routine... I want to get a can of the spray throttle body cleaner and just spray it in and wipe what I can and then restart the motor... Should I remove the MAF sensor before I spray the TB cleaner in there?... Any other recommendations?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:05 am    Post subject:  Re: Throttle Body cleaner Reply with quote

Gems wrote:
Hi guys... I want to clean the throttle body on my 2001LS (3.8L engine)... But I don't want to do the seafoam routine... I want to get a can of the spray throttle body cleaner and just spray it in and wipe what I can and then restart the motor... Should I remove the MAF sensor before I spray the TB cleaner in there?... Any other recommendations?



If you really want to clean it without seafoaming, I'd recommend taking the throttle body off, and taking out all of the sensors, especially the IAC Valve. They like to get pretty carbon'd up and if you take it off you'd be able to scrub it with a brush and some TB Cleaner and get it nice and clean. Around the throttle plate is where it starts to gum up and stick your pedal.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:07 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I pulled the throttle body out of the car when I cleaned it 2 years ago, but the sensors all had security torx bits or something that I didn't have, so I left the sensors installed. All is well here, but some members have warned against spraying throttle body cleaner without removing the sensors.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:30 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Lingenfelter wrote:
I pulled the throttle body out of the car when I cleaned it 2 years ago, but the sensors all had security torx bits or something that I didn't have, so I left the sensors installed. All is well here, but some members have warned against spraying throttle body cleaner without removing the sensors.


I took out all my sensors and soaked my TB in some cleaner for a while, made for a easy cleanup process.

I dont understand why they use the security torx..I took a grinder and put a line in it and used a flat head screw driver to take them out

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:10 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Took mine off yesterday when doing the UIM gaskets. I take the prize for most dirtiest. 04 Impala LS 100,000 miles, mileage was 31 hwy then dropped to 23 hwy.
This is back side dirty then cleaned.

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