05-13-2008, 03:50 AM
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Central California
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Help! (throttle body issue)
Over the last year, I have gone through 3 different throttle body shafts ... they keep breaking on me and I am getting pissed off. The first time, I had thinned the shaft with a grinder and figured that was why. The second time, I left it alone, but the screw for the damper had gotten loose and thought that was the problem, but i am not so sure now. The third time happened just yesterday and luckily the pick n pull had an escort GT that had a replacement (auto) for $40. It happened after going full throttle for a moment.
Prior to this, I had:
-set the pedal stop to a very conservative level (full throttle was about 90% open)
-made sure the damper was engaged
-loosened the tension spring one notch
-lubed the cable
-verified that the throttle stop was doing its job rather then the throttle bore
-I also tried to roll on throttle with a light foot when I went full on rather than jamming it down.
Only thing that I can think of is that I did not have a TPS attached but i dont see how that could make any difference.
Can anybody please help me?