How to Remove and clean Throttle body 2006 Dodge Caravan 3.3L

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Denny B, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. Denny B

    Denny B Guest

    Removed throttle body for cleaning.............74973 KM
    I first of all removed air filter cover..........disconnected plug
    attached to rubber accordion hose...........to disconnect plug, slide
    red lock slider on top of disconnect plug backwards and pull plug
    out...............PS when you reconnect make sure you lock red slider.
    Unscrew clamp that holds accordion air cleaner hose to throttle body
    and remove hose.
    1 ) Remove two throttle cables......easy.......... push throttle up
    against spring tension then remove cables.
    Two ( 2 ) plugs are on metal throttle body............I removed screws
    that held throttle body to engine................handling throttle body
    carefully because plugs and wires are still attached,..........remove
    top plug by first sliding the red slider lock backwards, which is on the
    UNDERNEATH side of this plug...........pull plug off.
    Now the lower grey plug attached to the throttle body was a whole
    different story........it took me almost an hour trying to figure out
    how you separate the plug.......... it was agonizing, seemed no logical
    way...........finally I got a very small screwdriver about three inches
    long, with a very thin shaft 5/64 inch and slid it into the opening on
    top of the pull out half of the plug..........the screwdriver released
    the lock tab this plug has......pulled plug out.................throttle
    body now detached.

    Back of throttle body plate is smeared with black carbon, which must be
    removed.
    Cleaner used..............Kleen---Flo..........Air Intake
    Kleen...........from NAPA ..........get 2 cans..................this
    cleaner and two clean cloths.
    Perhaps you may also want to use a tooth brush I did not...............I
    did use my air compressor.

    Spend time giving a good clean to the throttle body.
     
    Denny B, Sep 6, 2008
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