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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-08-2009, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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What to use...pics...etc.

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....Please?

And there have been pretty detailed threads about cleaning the MAF... Unclip the air filter box top, hold it up so you can look down it, take some contact cleaner and squirt it in down the little hole right in the middle of the accordian. Let it evap for a few minutes and then close everything back up.

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I took my MAF right off the box...took a cotton swab dowsed in MAFS cleaner and ran it across the metal element...you'd be suprised what gets left behind from just spraying it in short burst...which I also do after I clean it with the cotton swab.

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Buy this:


Spray it on this:


Buy this:


Spray in this:


Wipe with this:


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^ that should be stickied....


haha, cant get easier than that, spray and wipe.


maybe finish it off with some seafoam to really clean the engine up.


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I've been thinking of cleaning my TB because last time when I had the tranny problem, I checked it out when i removed the air filter hoses, and man was it gunked up. All black and with grime in there.


Sorry about threadjacking, but I don't see a purpose in opening a new thread about this.
Im going to go buy some TB cleaner spray and spray the inside of it too or what?

Then just wipe it off right?
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I've been thinking of cleaning my TB because last time when I had the tranny problem, I checked it out when i removed the air filter hoses, and man was it gunked up. All black and with grime in there.


Sorry about threadjacking, but I don't see a purpose in opening a new thread about this.
Im going to go buy some TB cleaner spray and spray the inside of it too or what?

Then just wipe it off right?
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I've read here that some people have removed it completely...and soaked it overnight in some sort of cleaner.

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Thanks for the pics.

**Should the TB plate be cracked open and cleaned as far back in there as possible?

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Thanks for the pics.

**Should the TB plate be cracked open and cleaned as far back in there as possible?
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Yes. All the grit/grime/buildup needs to be cleaned up so the throttle body opens and closes smoothly. mwt suggested to me, that picking up some small brushes from the dollar store might help you out as well. Just be careful not to scratch the throttle body up with them, be gentle.

Here's what you don't want it to look like (as you can see, I need to clean mine...)

[image=width=800]http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c325/beachbum86/00Taurus/PCVUIM1208/IMG_2342.jpg[/image]

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Man, that is one of the dirtiest ones I have seen!

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