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Throttle body? Long read... please help!

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by pyroskier, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Jul 24, 2011 at 9:27 AM
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    pyroskier

    pyroskier [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so as some of you know, I rolled my truck a few months ago, and I'm still having problems with it. We didn't think anything was wrong with it mechanically, until I got some CEL codes a rough starts. Took it into the shop, and this is what the found/have done since then:


    -Found engine oil everywhere, replaced MAFS, O2 sensor, air filter

    -Was still getting CEL (P0171), so they took out the CAT converter and found oil, replaced with shitty aftermarket

    -Keep getting CEL (P0171 still off and on today), they say they don't know why

    -Recently, truck has been driving VERY sluggish. When I floor it from a dead stop, no peel-outs, very slow to accelerate. Takes me 27 seconds to get from 0-60 with it floored. Terrible throttle response. Bought a scanguage, when I have it floored the SC only reads 80% tps%. Took it in, they contacted a Toyota team, and they sounded very confident when they told me that I need a new Throttle Body ($1,200), insurance won't cover it.



    So that is where I am now. I need your advice as to whether or not you think that is the problem, before I spend 1200 bucks on a new TB. I am willing to bring in a list of possible ideas from you guys to have them look at, even if they think I'm stupid. I'm spending a lot of money, they WILL make sure that is the problem.

    I know this was a long read, but I really need some Tacoma advice. Please, I am desperate! (and poor!)
     
  2. Jul 24, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    pyroskier

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  3. Jul 24, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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    UndefinedTaco

    UndefinedTaco I'll eat all your food.

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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    Ever considered buying a used throttle body off a member here or a junkyard for under $100?
    :confused:


    :spy:

    If that works, then you just saved alot of money
    If it doesnt, you just saved alot of money also instead of wasting it on a a part not needed and you can still re-sell one of the throttle bodies.


    Ever tried cleaning the throttle body and rebuilding?:rolleyes:
     
  4. Jul 24, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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  5. Jul 24, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    pyroskier [OP] Well-Known Member

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    They replaced all that stuff because it was filled with engine oil from the accident.
     
  6. Jul 25, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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    Bump for more help please!
     
  7. Jul 30, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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    the tps for the tacoma fully open is 80 i believe
     
  8. Jul 31, 2011 at 8:45 AM
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    BRP27

    BRP27 When I grow up I want to be just like Me

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    If you buy a throttle Body new, dont buy it from a dealer. I was having throttle lag and was considering buying a throttle body. Googled Toyota discount parts and found several dealers with websites that sold OEM parts at discount prices. Found a throttle body for a 04 V6 for ~ $700. You could put it on your self. its not hard
     
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