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Throttle Body Question

Old 02-11-2004, 04:31 PM
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So in the past couple days my throttle body has begun to stick open at a certain point. I took it out and cleaned up the butterflies since they were pretty dirty. Well it appears it wasnt the dirt that was making it stick open a little, its that the top plate wont close all unless you push on it. It appears to be getting stock on the sides of the TB.



My question is, is it supposed to be open a little so that air will get through at idle? Or should it close completely. Also, has anyone had similar problems? chances are i'll end up filing down part of the butter fly so it doesnt hit the sides.. but i want to be sure before i go ahead and do it.
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Old 02-11-2004, 04:36 PM
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its supposed to be open just a tad i think, they give you specs in the book
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Originally Posted by j9fd3s' date='Feb 11 2004, 05:36 PM
its supposed to be open just a tad i think, they give you specs in the book
Yes they are suppose to be open a tad.
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Old 02-11-2004, 04:38 PM
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waht rpm is it sticking at



mine would sometimes stick when i was driving at 3k ish.... so if i let off the gas it would stay at 3000 al the time and in neutral...





i ordered a new cable and it stopped
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Old 02-11-2004, 08:21 PM
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thats for the replies guys, i just sprayed some WD40 in and all around the shaft then hit it with compressed air. Fixed it right up.



it was sticking at random spots.. and it would **** me off because i could be driving them let off the throttle... but still be going .. until i tapped the throttle then it would go back down. Stupid thing .. lol .. and i love wd40.
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Old 02-11-2004, 08:24 PM
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mine used to stick at WOT...that **** gets scary going like 100+. oh well.
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Old 02-11-2004, 08:28 PM
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had that happen with my gsl-se once... i almost crashed! lol...
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pb blaster aka b'laster > wd40



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i have some of that. Its a little more powerful than wd40 though, it will eat away at stuff that wd40 doesnt. It works wonders on loosening bolts!
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Originally Posted by sidewinderx7' date='Feb 11 2004, 09:44 PM
i have some of that. Its a little more powerful than wd40 though, it will eat away at stuff that wd40 doesnt. It works wonders on loosening bolts!
thats why its >



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