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Hello,

I dont have much experience other than changing oil/batteries.

What is the proper procedure for cleaning the throttle body? I have a 4.7

It seems like an easy DIY task.

Thanks!
 

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You pull the housing on the air cleaner, with the key off, spray non clorinate brake cleaner on the inside of the throttle body. If you use clorinate brake cleanr, in makes Mustard gas , when burned in the motor, Which is dangerous. I use Amsoil Power foam also. Its a foaming cleaner that cleans them pretty good. Afetr cleaning it, it won't start too good, you may need to wook the accelerator pedal a little to get it going. Don not try cleaning it with the motor running, tou could damage the motor that acuates the throotlr buuterfly, for the accel by wire system.
 

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Motorcity,
I am not trying to start anything but,
No cleaner of any sort should be sprayed into a throttle body.
The cleaner will migrate into the throttle shaft bearings (tiny balls) and dry them out.
It also will likely migrate into the throttle position sensor....not good.
If you have been doing this without damage you have been very fortunate.
The correct method is to hold the throttle blade open while wiping the body with a rag saturated with specific throttle body cleaner.
Then, best as you can with finger tip wrapped, saturated rag, wipe the edges of the throttle blade.

The method you described sounds like that used to clean the choke and air horn area of a carburetor and they weren't too sensative to that proceedure.

Rob
 

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I have a 5.7 Litter HEMI on my 2009 Commander and my Engine lights came on ( Dealer says I need to change the Throttle Body for almost 700 I have to mention that I have not had a chance to go off road with it yet and the car has only 44K on it, any suggestion?
 

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Try using the seafoam throttle body spray, also might just need to replace the throttle position sensor, what problem are you having besides the check engine light.
 
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