Cleaning the throttle body correctly

toyota
camry

#1

I just tried cleaning the throttle body myself and am happy to see that the I no longer have the sticky accelerator problem. I used Deep Creep and wiped up as much dirt as I could around the butterfly valve and as far in as I could. My question is that I was told when I started the car after the cleaning, that I would see clouds of smoke. I see nothing. The spray can I have looks like it would be good for another 10 cleanings like this. While I cleaned up front, should I be spraying in a ton more D.C. into the back part of the throttle body to do a complete cleaning?


#2

If you solved your problem, spray no more. Smoke is not required, probably indicates using too much.


#3

Are we working off the idea this if a little was good then a lot more should be great? Really if the throttle stickyness is gone ,your job is done.


#4

K. Just wanted to be sure I wasn’t missing cleaning the rest of the body and impacting performance. Thank you.


#5

If you addressed your concern you can quit now…BUT wouldnt it be fun to spray more?..C’mon…VROOOM VROOM VROOM…POOF POOF POOF…Arg! LOL…people love to overdo it… You can stop now. Sorry…


#7

The proper way to clean the throttle body is to remove it, but I find that having someone hold the gas pedal to the floor while cleaning the back side of the throttle plate and the interior part of the bore with a paper towel soaked in throttle body cleaner (or Deep Creep) works just about as good.