Originally Posted by s1deout
Agreed but i'm a newbie. Thanks again for your help!
TB looks like no maintenance was really done to the truck so you can expect other things having issues.
1. Yep cut those washers off get new ones to replace with hex bolts instead of phillips (thats what I did ) you will never again have problems removing IAC. What you can do to try is use phillips bit (instead of screwdriver) find one that fits perfectly, then tap it with small hammer (sort of to press into phillips screw) then use rachet with socket to press on the bit and take the philips screw out.
2. If you loosen any screws that you should not then you going have to adjust them, look into FSM for procedure but I would do that after you check ECT, Clean/test IAC, Check PCV. You don't want to adjust them on bad parts or dirty parts.
Yes thats the gaskets. Make sure you keep them clean and nice. If you planning to remove them what you can do is buy teflon spray (one safe for o-rings) and spray them before you put them o nthe truck. let them dry first. It will keep rubber protected from air and scratches when you bolting things up.
3. I believe ECT is somewhere on driver side, sorry its been too long since I sold my 2.7 so memory is not so good.
4. PCV, you need to check PCV itself. This is one of the maintenance items and expected to be replaced, There should be rubber grommet that needs probably replacing too. May as well get new grommet, be careful removing old one, rubber gets brittle and hardened so it will most likely fall a part.
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