How to clean the throttle body


Asked by Jan 22, 2014 at 08:47 AM about the 1994 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I had a problem with the truck stalling so I took the air controll module and cleaned and it
worked for a while and then stated stalling again. I bought a new module and it dosen't
help. So how deo I clead the trottle body, should I take it and clean it or is there
something I can use to spray clean it?

4 Answers


So how do I clean it should I take it off and clean it or spray it with something?

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Justin Gilmore

carb cleaner works really well. i would remove it to do it.

Tom Demyan

Remove the air inlet hose, and spray using Throttle body cleaner and a rag, make sure you get the backside of the throttle plate, so you might have to remove, like Justin recommended. Make sure you buy a new gasket if you do.


Thanks guys, I will take it off and clean it as soon as the weather warms a bit.

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