TownAndCountry 2008

Throttle Body

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Removal & Installation



3.3L & 3.8L Engines

Specific to:

Chrysler Town & Country 2008-2009

Dodge Grand Caravan 2008-2009

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable at the battery.
  4.  
  5. Remove the throttle body air intake hose.
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  7. Disconnect the throttle body electrical connector (3).
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  9. Remove the 4 bolts (4).
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  11. Remove the throttle body (1) from the intake manifold (2).
    NOTE
    Inspect the intake manifold-to-throttle body gasket for damage. Inspect the j-nuts for damage or excessive wear. Replace as necessary.



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    Fig. Remove the throttle body from the intake manifold-3.3L and 3.8L engines

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  13. Inspect the 4 j-nuts for damage or excessive wear, replace if necessary.
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  15. Inspect the intake manifold-to-throttle body gasket for damage, remove if necessary.
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To install:

  1. Install a new intake manifold-to-throttle body gasket, if replacement is necessary.
  2.  
  3. Install the 4 new j-nuts, if replacement is necessary.
    WARNING
    DO NOT OVER TORQUE. Over-tightening can cause damage to the throttle body, gaskets, bolts, and/or the intake manifold.

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  5. Install the throttle body (1) to the intake manifold (2).
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  7. Install the 4 bolts (4) and hand tighten.
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  9. Connect the throttle body (1) electrical connector (3).
    WARNING
    The throttle body must be tightened in a mandatory torque sequence. Tighten in a crisscross pattern to specification.

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  11. Tighten the bolts in a mandatory crisscross pattern sequence to 65 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
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  13. Install the clean air hose and tighten the clamps to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
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  15. Connect the negative battery cable, tighten the nut to 45 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
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  17. Use a scan tool and perform the ETC RELEARN function.

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    Fig. Throttle body bolt tightening sequence

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4.0L Engine

Specific to:

Chrysler Town & Country 2008-2009

Dodge Grand Caravan 2008-2009

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable at the battery.
  4.  
  5. Remove the engine cover.
  6.  
  7. Remove the clean air hose from the throttle body.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the electrical connector (1) from the throttle body (2).
  10.  
  11. Remove the 4 bolts and remove the throttle body from the intake manifold.

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    Fig. Disconnect the electrical connector (1) from the throttle body (2)-4.0L engine

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To install:


NOTE
Make sure the intake gasket is clean and free of debris. Inspect the intake gasket for damage. Replace as necessary.


WARNING
DO NOT OVER TORQUE. Over-tightening can cause damage to the throttle body, gaskets, bolts, and/or the intake manifold.

  1. Install the throttle body, gasket, and bolts to the intake manifold.
    WARNING
    The throttle body must be tightened in a mandatory torque sequence. Tighten in a crisscross pattern to specification.

  2.  
  3. Tighten the bolts in a mandatory torque crisscross pattern sequence to 50 inch lbs. (6 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Connect the electrical connector (1) to the throttle body (2).
  6.  
  7. Install the clean air hose to the throttle body.
  8.  
  9. Install the engine cover.
  10.  
  11. Connect the negative battery cable, tighten the nut to 45 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Use a scan tool and perform the ETC RELEARN function.

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    Fig. Throttle body bolt tightening sequence

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