Can I use glass cleaner to clean a throttle body?

Asked by Feb 21, 2015 at 12:16 PM about the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Ext Cab Short Bed 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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94,775

NOOOO, that will completely ruin it not to mention what vaporized ammonia could do to your converters. They make a specialized cleaner just for throttle bodys.

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19,300

Ditto what tennisshoes said!

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X3 ....same

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47,465

Sure you can use glass cleaner, a blow torch, a big hammer or just about anything you can think up but, it is very likely they won't do any good. Get some throttle body cleaner and do it correctly.

Sorry I forgot to mention that their is no ammonia in the glass cleaner it's basically water and I ended up using brake cleaner and it did the trick

19,300

Brake cleaner is a good cleaner as well. (Cheaper too) Glad you got it taken care of.

94,775

BrakeKlean is not residue free and will make the catalists manufacture mustard gas out the tail pipe, not good, too much can cause catalytic converter failure down the road.

19,300

I've never had that problem ever with brake cleaner. In fact the brand I use is residue free. I just looked.

The brake cleaner I used is residue free

And I need a new cat anyway I'm gonna go with a flownaster to go along with my headers and exhaust system

47,465

Okay, follow this closely...brake cleaner is for brakes, window cleaner is for windows, carb cleaner is for carbs, throttle body cleaner is for throttle bodies, etc. etc. etc. There is usually a reason that cleaners are made to clean specific things. If you use these cleaners for other than their intended purpose you risk screwing something up and costing yourself more money. Do it correctly or not at all. Rant over.

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