Continental 2000-2002

Throttle Body

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Removal & Installation




CAUTION
Do not smoke or carry lighted tobacco or open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel-related components. Highly flammable mixtures are always present and may be ignited. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the air cleaner outlet tube.
  4.  
  5. Remove the screws and the accelerator cable shield.

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    Fig. Unfasten the screws, then remove the accelerator cable shield

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  7. Disconnect the connector from the throttle body.
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  9. Disconnect the accelerator cable and the speed control actuator cable from the throttle lever.

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    Fig. Disconnect the accelerator cable and the speed control actuator cable from the throttle lever

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  11. Remove the throttle body mounting bolts.
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  13. Carefully separate the throttle body from the upper intake manifold. Thoroughly clean the gasket mating surfaces.
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To install:

  1. Install a new throttle body gasket.
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  3. Position the throttle body on the intake manifold. Torque the retaining bolts to 71-106 inch lbs. (8-12 Nm).
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  5. Connect the speed control actuator cable and accelerator cable to the throttle lever
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  7. Attach the connector to the throttle body.
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  9. Install the accelerator shield and secure with the retainers. Torque to 44-53 inch lbs. (5-6 Nm).
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  11. Install the air cleaner outlet tube.
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  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
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3.8L Engine
Air Intake Throttle Body
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Disengage the TP sensor and air bypass valve electrical connectors.
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  5. Remove the four throttle body retaining bolts. Remove the throttle body assembly, then remove and discard the gasket between the throttle body and the upper intake manifold.
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  7. If scraping is necessary, be careful not to damage the air bypass valve or throttle body gasket surfaces. Also, do not allow gasket material to drop into the throttle body.
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Fig. Throttle body and related components-3.8L engine

To install:

  1. Install the throttle body using a new gasket on the four studs of the upper intake manifold. Tighten the retaining nuts to 19 ft. lbs. (26 Nm).
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  3. Engage the throttle position sensor and the idle air bypass valve.
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  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
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4.6L Engine


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Fig. Detach the TP sensor connector



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Fig. Disconnect the accelerator cable from the throttle lever



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Fig. If equipped with speed control, disconnect the speed control actuator from the throttle lever



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Fig. Disconnect the accelerator return spring from the throttle body



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Fig. Remove the four retaining bolts and . . .



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Fig. . . . remove the throttle body from the intake manifold



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Fig. Remove and discard the gasket from the throttle body



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Fig. Thoroughly clean the throttle body mating surfaces

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the air cleaner outlet tube from the throttle body.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the throttle position sensor and throttle linkage at the throttle lever.
  6.  
  7. Remove the 4 throttle body mounting bolts.
  8.  
  9. Carefully separate the throttle body from the intake manifold adapter.
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  11. Remove and discard the gasket between the throttle body adapter.
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To install:

  1. Clean all gasket mating surfaces, being careful not to damage them or allow material to drop into the manifold.
  2.  
  3. Install the throttle body, a new gasket and the 4 mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts to 6-8.5 ft. lbs. (8-11.5 Nm).
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  5. Connect the throttle position sensor and the throttle linkage.
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  7. Install the air cleaner outlet tube.
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  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
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