Can you re-use a throttle body O ring by cleaning it or re greasing it or something? I HAVE NO WAY TO GET TO A PARTS STORE!

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Asked by Aug 29, 2016 at 01:46 PM about the 2002 Ford Windstar LX

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no get another they cost cents, its probably perished and will split when you re-fit it, my advice to you is to take your automobile to your local shop and a qualified technician should be able to diagnose the malfunctioning O-Ring

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O'rings can many times be reused. Wipe it down to clean it and use a very light coating of grease, oil or vaseline petroleum jelly. If it is cut, smashed or distorted, don't use it.

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Thank you Bob!

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You are welcome. If you have any issues with the O'ring pick up one when you can get to the parts store. I have reused them without issue. It's the flat paper gaskets that will get you in trouble trying to reuse them.

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