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Throttle Body Gasket

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Thundersocks, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Dec 22, 2011 at 9:47 AM
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    Thundersocks

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    Hi, I've lurked here before but this is my first time registering and posting, so, hello! I'm getting ready to clean the throttle body on my Tacoma (which is a '95 2WD with the 2.4 engine) using the Factory manual I downloaded from a site linked here plus some of the walkthroughs on this forum. I have 2 questions on the Throttle Body Gasket:

    1. The manual says it needs to be replaced when the throttle body is cleaned, is this correct? My local Autozone has them for about $3 so it's not a big deal, I just don't like buying things that I won't use.
    2. If it needs to be replaced, is anything special needed, like a sealer, or any special methods, or do you just bolt it in per the instructions in the Factory Service Manual?
     
  2. Dec 22, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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    TacoMX

    TacoMX TW's Official anti body-lift pundit

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    When I cleaned my TB, I didn't think I needed it, so I just winged it...lol...

    The stock gasket literally crumbled apart like frosted flakes. I went to autozone and got a feltpro unit for $1.54.

    So yes, get it before you do the TB, and no, you do not need any special sealant or anything, just throw in the new gasket and tighten her up!
     
  3. Dec 22, 2011 at 3:11 PM
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    Thundersocks

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    Sounds good, thanks for the info!
     
  4. Dec 28, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    cumminsdiesel

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    But definetly take off your throttle body when you clean it, I see many people around this site that try cleaning it without taking it off completely, and it totally defeats the purpose. The part of the throttle body closest to the intake horn was terribly gunked up worse then the end closest to the plastic intake tube.

    And YES, you will need the gasket, mine crumbled as well.
     
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