Throttle body intake cleaning?

Discussion in 'Maintenance' started by taco John, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. taco John

    taco John Well-Known Member

    I've heard that this should be done, I kinda want to do it on my taco but I have no clue on how to do it. I have the 4.0l v6 and my truck has 185,000 miles on it. I've never cleaned the throttle body but my truck never gives me any problems.
     
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  3. slowpoke

    slowpoke Well-Known Member

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/how-to-throttle-body-cleaning-2005-v6.94203/

    But i use the handle of a screwdriver to hold the butterfly open.
    I take the maf sensor off to clean it.
    I dont use a bunch of bailing wire to hold crap up.
    I use a microfiber towel.
    I undo 4 bolts for other side of tb, and carefully leave hoses on.

    Truck may die 1st time u reattach errything.... dont worry bout it, just restart.
     
  4. OP
    taco John

    taco John Well-Known Member

    Is it worth cleaning the throttle body? My truck never has any idle problems. But at the same time she has 180,000
     
  5. slowpoke

    slowpoke Well-Known Member

    Yes, i would say so.
     
  6. OP
    taco John

    taco John Well-Known Member

    Just curious, what would happen if I chose not to clean it...?
     
  7. slowpoke

    slowpoke Well-Known Member

    It gets dirtier.

    Not sure, im not 1 to just wait till theres a problem.
     
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  8. soap94

    soap94 Member

    You might surprised, but home cleaning stuff like bestproductspro is doing fine for me. I personally can recommend, however, not suitable for all cars.
     
  9. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    How do you fit a mop in your throttle body?
     
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  10. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    You just force it in there. It’ll go. And I’m sure your truck will never run the same. Or probably ever run again.
     
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  11. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Mini mop
     
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  12. TucsonSteve

    TucsonSteve Well-Known Member

    Spit on first!
     
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  13. drsmith7725

    drsmith7725 Member

    I used this product and watches as black carbon melted away like butter! Recommended for every person with a fuel injected car.
     
  14. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    What product? The mop?
     
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  15. drsmith7725

    drsmith7725 Member

    Air Intake Cleaner
     
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