How to Replace a Throttle Body

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Throttle Body . Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Flashlight
  • Screwdriver
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
  • Throttle Body

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $393.01 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $582.33 parts and labor


  • Prop the engine hood up and find the engine’s throttle body in the engine compartment.
  • Discard the air intake duct from the throttle body.
  • Carefully examine the throttle body ports for any sings of carbon.
  • Examine the throttle bore and throttle body assemblies as well.
  • Take the throttle cable off from the throttle body control lever.
  • Discard all the air vacuum hoses and the throttle position sensor from the throttle body.
  • Take throttle body assembly out by removing the mounting screws.
  • Remove the old gasket and wipe off the mounting surface on the manifold and throttle body to remove any pieces of old gasket.
  • Position a new gasket on the manifold mounting surface and adjust the new throttle body on it and secure it with screws.
  • Reconnect all the vacuum hoses, throttle position sensor and throttle cable to the new throttle body.
  • Reconnect the air intake duct to the throttle body.
  • Turn the vehicle on and make sure that the new throttle body is properly operating.

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