car: 1998 VW Passat 1.8T (auto)
problem: I was told by the VW dearler the Throttle Body was in need of cleaning. They wanted over $300. How hard of a job is this for a novice. I'm a quick learner but don't have too much in the way of tools/testing equipment.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
are they offering this as a "Service" or is it to fix a specific problem with the vehicle?
Dealers make me sick :banghead:
I brought it to them because the coolant light was blinking. I couldn't find a reason for it, and there wasn't. So they switched that off and told me about the throttle body. It's running fine. They said if it's not cleaned soon, it could set off the engine light and/or cause performance issues. It has 91,000 miles, and I'm sure it could use cleaning, but if possible I'd like to do it myself.
I don't know the specifics on that exact car but generally speaking you pull the air duct off the throttle body, spray you some cleaner in the throttle body, open throttle plate and wipe clean with rag.
$300 :screwy: You can do it yourself, with a couple of cans of throttle body cleaner( DON'T USE CARB CLEANER )!!!! Spray the throttle body completely and spray the mass air flow sensor also. $10 at most. Don't use carb cleaner!
Sickening isnt it?
That's RAPE :laughing:
I figured it wuld be something like that. Thanks for all the help. I used
to do minor work to my old VW Rabbit. I am always a little aprehensive
about jumping in to stuff now that I have newer/computerized/more expensive