Originally Posted by starbuck
I have a 2006 Jeep Commander with the 3.7L V6, With about 5,500 miles on it. I installed a new K&N Air Filter and was going to clean the throttle body, For the life of me I can't figure out how the black throttle body plastic box cover comes off. I also notice that the upper sway bar goes right across the top of the throttle body cover as well. Does anyone know how to get the sucker off! I am going to do the relearning procedure that was mentioned on the forum as well. Any help in this dept. would be Highly appreciated!!!!! Thanks..........
Hey there, here are my thoughts:
1. No need to clean your throttle body, and if you do, take it completely off the vehicle, spray it out, carefully NOT getting teh electrical parts wet, and let it dry before hookiung it back up. In the old days when you could run a vehicle and spray cleaner, it would be drawn into engin and burn off, but when you have to spray the cleaner with the vehicle off, all you do is let the cleaner puddle in the intake, or maybe even run into a cyl. that has the intake valve open and wash the oil off the sides of the cyl. wall. Just a bad idea all around and unnecessary, especially if you have been running a paper filter. After time running the K&N, you will need to, as it lets more particulate matter in.
2. The 'cover' if I am following you is the resonator/silencer box that mounts in front of the throttle body? It is a simple 2-3 bolts (where the box sits on teh intake manifold), and the clamp that holds it to the airbox hose, and throttle body, pretty easy. Never popped the hood on a 3.7, but I assume it is the same as the 4.7.
3. The upper bar is not a sway bar, but a strut tower brace.