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Clean an electronic throttle body

Clean electronic throttle body — step-by-step If you own a late model fuel injected vehicle, chances are it has an electronic throttle body. They can suffer from carbon buildup just like the older idle air control valve, so you may need to do a clean electronic throttle body procedure. Over time, carbon buildup can accumulate around the throttle plate, blocking the plate’s ability to completely close or reducing the amount of air that can pass at a partially open position. It’s fairly easy to clean a mechanical throttle body while … Read More


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