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Throttle Body - Complaint
Why would you have to put new throttle body on vehicle after 122,000 miles.
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Posted by FoDaddy19 on 2012-06-09:
Because parts go bad sometimes, I've see vehicles with less than half that mileage have problems (blown head gaskets, transmission failures, etc.). If this is the only real repair you've had to do in 122,000 miles, you're doing pretty well for yourself IMHO.
Posted by BigAl on 2012-06-09:
Throttle bodies usually do not go bad but if they do it is generally after 100,000 miles. There are moving parts that can wear out.Throttle bodies are serviced as a whole which means that you cannot replace parts but must replace the unit.What does happen though is that they get dirty and need to be cleaned. If you keep your air filter system in good condition it should enhance the life of a throttle body. Many mechanics will not clean a throttle body but instead opt to replace. There are a few reasons for this. 1- Customers object to paying a repair bill when no parts are required. 2- No matter how well it is cleaned it is not as good as a new one, especially a car with high mileage. 3-there is more liability to the shop when a throttle body is cleaned rather than replaced. America is a litigious country.
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