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How do you clean the throttle body?

So I've been on this kick to give my 05 a good freshening up. So far I've replaced my serpentine belt with a Gates from O'rielly (Ford wanted to charge me $137 installed). Installed a new fuel cap and finally replaced the door blend motor for the HVAC to get rid of the annoying clicking. Bought a new fuel filter but haven't installed it yet. Plugs, COP's and tires will be replaced after I get my tax return. I want to clean the throttle body but not sure if I remove it to clean it or if I leave it installed. I'm not against removing it, just need to know if it'll need to be re-adjust it after.
Also, Ford wrote on the vehicle accessment sheet that there is a leak in the transmission(5spd manual). Is there a pan gasket I can replace?
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I think there are some videos on here somewhere, or maybe youtube, not sure what section, hopefully you can turn them up with some searching

I'm pretty sure the actuator stays with the throttle body when you remove it so there is no re-adjustment necessary.

You can clean it without removing it, but you can't do as goood a job because you can't get at the back of the blades if you don't remove it.

don't know about the trans leak . . .


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So I've been on this kick to give my 05 a good freshening up. So far I've replaced my serpentine belt with a Gates from O'rielly (Ford wanted to charge me $137 installed). Installed a new fuel cap and finally replaced the door blend motor for the HVAC to get rid of the annoying clicking. Bought a new fuel filter but haven't installed it yet. Plugs, COP's and tires will be replaced after I get my tax return. I want to clean the throttle body but not sure if I remove it to clean it or if I leave it installed. I'm not against removing it, just need to know if it'll need to be re-adjust it after.
Also, Ford wrote on the vehicle accessment sheet that there is a leak in the transmission(5spd manual). Is there a pan gasket I can replace?
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Not sure what or where the leak is. Took my car to the dealer for an oil change and when they gave me back the multi-point inspection sheet, it said trans leak/added fluid. The dealer doesn't like me much because I just go there for the oil change and when they offer to repair/replace something at their high cost, I refuse and tell them I'll do it myself. Such was the case with the serpentine belt. I told the service rep I could get one with a 3 yr warranty for 20 dollars cheaper, he kept saying "be careful what you get". The change out was a 10 minute job. That includes getting the tools and the clean up. There is a shop I trust with much better prices, so I might go there and have them check it out.


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Take It

Take it off to clean. Just be careful as the bottom hardware is a nut and the top bolts. Just don't over torque and reinstall and go oppisite corner like installing a tire.

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A leak in a manual transmission is not common, unless its around the output or input shaft. Its much different than an automatic transmission (or an engine) where you have fluid being pumped under pressure. I'd make sure it was really leaking before I replaced anything.

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Cleaning the TB is easy, I did it last year. Just unplug everything and pull it off, and then spray it out real well with carb cleaner. Mine was all gunked up and making the car idle weird, ran a lot better after cleaning.

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Thanks for the input guys! I'll have my shop lift the car and look at the transmission. Also, thanks for the tips on the throttle body cleaning.


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Save yourself some $$ on the COP as well...no need to replace them unless you're seeing issues.
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There is a youtube video on cleaning a V8 Mustang TB. That's how I learned to do mine.
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There is a youtube video on cleaning a V8 Mustang TB. That's how I learned to do mine.
Brenspeed posted a 'how to' video in the vender section several months ago. It may also be on their website.
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