Chrysler Front Wheel Drive Cars 6-CYL 1988-1995 Repair Information

Throttle Body

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 17

The following procedure can be used on all years and models covered by this information. Slight variations may occur due to extra vacuum or electric wiring connections, etc., but the basic procedure is applicable to all.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the nuts attaching the air cleaner adaptor to the throttle body, loosen the hose clamps, and remove the air cleaner adaptor.
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  3. Remove the three control cables-accelerator, automatic transaxle kickdown (if applicable) and speed control cables. Then remove the throttle cable bracket from the throttle body.
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  5. Note their locations, then detach the electrical connectors.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Throttle body components-3.0L engines, except Premier and Monaco



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Fig. Fig. 2: Throttle body components-early Premier and Monaco



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Fig. Fig. 3: Throttle body mounting nuts and control cables-early Premier and Monaco



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Fig. Fig. 4: Throttle body electrical connections-late Premier and Monaco



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Fig. Fig. 5: Throttle body control cables-late Premier and Monaco



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Fig. Fig. 6: Throttle body components-3.3L and 3.8L engines

  1. Note their locations or label them, then disconnect the vacuum hoses from the throttle body.
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  3. Remove the throttle body-to-adaptor attaching nuts. Then, remove the throttle body and its gasket.
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To install:
  1. Clean gasket surfaces and install a new gasket: Install the throttle body-to-adaptor attaching nuts, tighten them alternately and evenly. Tighten to 19 ft. lbs. (25 Nm) except for the Premier and Monaco, or to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm) for all Premier and Monaco models.
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  3. Attach the vacuum hoses, checking the routing and making certain the connections are secure. Install each electrical connector to its sensor on the throttle body.
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  5. Install the throttle and, as necessary, transaxle kickdown and speed control cables. Install the air cleaner adaptor. Reconnect the battery. Road test the vehicle for proper operation.
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Fig. Fig. 7: Take note of the locations of the electrical connections, vacuum hoses and control cables



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Fig. Fig. 8: Rotate the control cable cam toward the intake manifold, then remove the control cables



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Fig. Fig. 9: Loosen, label and remove the control cable mounting bracket retaining bolts...



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Fig. Fig. 10: ... then remove the bracket from the throttle bracket



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Fig. Fig. 11: Label and unplug the various sensor electrical connections, such as the MAT sensor ...



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Fig. Fig. 12: ... and the Idle Air Control Motor (IACM), from the throttle body



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Fig. Fig. 13: Unplug and label any vacuum hoses leading to the throttle body



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Fig. Fig. 14: Loosen and remove the throttle body mounting nuts ...



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Fig. Fig. 15: ... then remove the wiring harness bracket ...



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Fig. Fig. 16: ... and pull the throttle bracket off of the intake manifold plenum inlet flange



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Fig. Fig. 17: Make sure to discard the old gasket-a new gasket will be needed for installation

 
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