Neon, 2000-2005

Throttle Body

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Removal & Installation



2.0L Engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the air cleaner box cover.
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  5. Remove the air cleaner element. Pull up on element, past the lip in the box, to remove it from the air cleaner box.
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  7. Disconnect the electrical connection at the throttle body.
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  9. Loosen the clamp on throttle body outlet hose.
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  11. Remove the bolts holding the throttle body to the air cleaner box.

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    Fig. Throttle body bolts

    Throttle body bolts
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  13. Remove cable's from throttle body cam and.

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    Fig. Disconnecting throttle cable

    Disconnecting throttle cable

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    Fig. Disconnecting transmission kick down cable

    Disconnecting transmission kick down cable
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To install:

  1. Install cable's into throttle cam and clip cable's into throttle cable bracket.
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  3. Install throttle body onto air cleaner box. Tighten mounting bolts.
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  5. Install and tighten the clamp on throttle body outlet hose.
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  7. Connect the electrical connectors to the throttle body.
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  9. Install the air cleaner element, make sure that the element is past the lip on the air cleaner box.
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  11. Install the air cleaner box cover and tighten the screws.
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  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
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2.4L SRT-4 Engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Unlock and disconnect the electrical connector for the ambient air temperature sensor.
  4.  
  5. Remove the turbo inlet hose from the air cleaner housing. Remove the makeup air hose for the PCV system.
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  7. Remove the air cleaner box, refer to the Engine/Air Cleaner Housing, for more information.
  8.  
  9. Unlock and disconnect the electrical connectors from the idle air control motor and throttle position sensor.
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  11. Disconnect the throttle body inlet hose and remove from throttle body.
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  13. Disconnect the purge hose from the throttle body.
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  15. Remove the throttle cable from the throttle body lever.
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  17. Remove the 2 bolts from the throttle body.
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  19. Remove the throttle body.
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  21. Remove the 2 screws for the throttle cable bracket.
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  23. Clean and replace gasket.

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    Fig. Ambient air temperature sensor (arrow)

    Ambient air temperature sensor (arrow)

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    Fig. Throttle body location (arrow)

    Throttle body location (arrow)

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    Fig. Idle Air Control motor (1) and Throttle Position Sensor (2)

    Idle Air Control motor (1) and Throttle Position Sensor (2)

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    Fig. Removing the throttle body

    Removing the throttle body
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To install:

  1. Clean and replace gasket.
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  3. Install the 2 screws for the throttle cable bracket and tighten.
  4.  
  5. Install the throttle body.
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  7. Install the 2 bolts for the throttle body and tighten.
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  9. Install the throttle cable to the throttle body lever.
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  11. Connect the purge hose to the throttle body.
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  13. Connect the throttle body inlet hose and tighten clamp.
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  15. Connect and lock the electrical connectors to the idle air control motor and throttle position sensor.
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  17. Install the air cleaner box, refer to the Engine/Air Cleaner Housing, for more information.
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  19. Install the makeup air hose for the PCV system.
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  21. Install the turbo inlet hose to the air cleaner housing.
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  23. Connect and lock the electrical connector for the ambient air temperature sensor.
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  25. Connect the negative battery cable.
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