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Throttle body cleaning problem

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by everetse, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. Apr 16, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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  2. Apr 16, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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    It went in here:

    tb problem.jpg
     
  3. Apr 16, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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    Tried the flashlight. Not sure how to remove the manifold....I've looked around - and can't tell if it's in one or two pieces and how many screws hold it on. I'm very new to working on my own car - any insights will be helpful.
     
  4. Apr 16, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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    Maybe you can get it with a shop vac...just saying.
     
  5. Apr 16, 2011 at 10:59 AM
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    Liked the shop vac idea. But no luck.....

    Did some searching - can't find any info about getting into the manifold. Any advice?
     
  6. Apr 16, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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    Since it's plastic - what would happen if I ran it with it in there? I can't believe the shop vac isn't working....it's getting a very good suction.....Starting to question if it really went in there....
     
  7. Apr 16, 2011 at 11:46 AM
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    You guys are going to think I'm crazy. I stuck another small red plastic hose in there to see if the vacuum would pick it up. Don't see it in the vacuum - and now the second one is gone. So now I'm certain I have at least one in there. Stupid....I know....

    I can reach my hand pretty far back in.....but can't feel anything. How could they disappear into the manifold???

    If I do disassemble, is there anything that I will need to replace upon reinstallation?
     
  9. Apr 16, 2011 at 11:56 AM
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    Ok, do you have a mirror? You know the kind on a telescoping "antenna" so to speak. Maybe some rope with duct tape on it. There has to be a way. Check the hose on your shop vac to. You would be surprised what gets stuck in there.
     
  10. Apr 16, 2011 at 12:23 PM
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    Tried the mirror. Can't see past where my hand can reach.

    Tried sticky on end of wire - didn't work.

    I can feel with my hand that the tube splits into two parts after the bend - one above the other. I can't tell from the diagram - will disassembly get me access to both parts?
     
  11. Apr 16, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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    That I don't know, haven't taken one apart yet nor do I have a manual. Sorry man :help:
     
  12. Apr 16, 2011 at 5:05 PM
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    How you making out over there?

    Talk to me Goose.:confused:
     
  13. Apr 16, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    get the wrenches out- I personally would not run the motor without finding those two red straws...:eek:
     
  14. Apr 16, 2011 at 9:12 PM
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    I would reccomend taking it off and looking to be sure....its easier then it looks....there are 2 support brackets on driver side take those off 12mm and one small one up front then just disconnect vaccum hoses and I beleive there are 6 10mm bolts holding the manifold on. If you do decide make sure you dont get any dirt particles down the block. Just check it and put it right back on...hope this helps if you decide to do it...
     
  16. Apr 16, 2011 at 9:55 PM
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    you dont neccasarily have to replace gasket if you take it off properly...
     
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    It is pretty easy to get off and you dont have to replace the gasket, (its a reusable rubber kind) and I wouldnt run the truck until you get those out of there... you dont want little plastic pieces melting onto spark plugs, or valves.. The intake manifold is a kinda a pain in the ass to put back on due to aligning all the stud holes perfectly, but it can be done with simple tools.
     
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    UPDATE!

    So after a long day for what should have been an easy job - the two straws are out!

    I borrowed a borescope from work (which helped confirm both straws were in there and their location). Then we attached a 3/8 clear, plastic tube onto the vacuum. Attaching the tubing to the scope, and with a lot of patience - we finally got both out. Phew.

    Thanks for all your guys advice. Glad I didn't end up having to take it apart.
     
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