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How to Replace Throttle Body 06-10 4.6L V8 Ford Explorer

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  1. step : Removing the Air Intake (0:45)
    • Loosen the air intake hose clamp with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Disconnect the breather lines from the air intake
    • Loosen the throttle body hose clamp with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull the intake hose up and off
  2. step : Removing the Throttle Body (1:09)
    • Disconnect the throttle position sensor electrical connector
    • Disconnect the throttle stepper motor electrical connector
    • Remove the four 8mm bolts from the throttle body
    • Pull the throttle body off the intake manifold
    • Remove the throttle body gasket with a pick
  3. step : Installing the Throttle Body (1:59)
    • Press the throttle body gasket into its channel
    • Line up the throttle body on the air intake
    • Insert the four 8mm bolts for the air intake
    • Torque the four 8mm bolts to 89 inch-pounds
    • Connect the throttle position sensor electrical connector
    • Connect the throttle stepper motor electrical connector
  4. step : Installing the Air Intake (2:38)
    • Line up the air intake hose
    • Connect the breather lines to the intake hose
    • Tighten the two hose clamps with a flat blade screwdriver

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In this video, we're going to be working with our 2006 Ford Explorer. We're going to show you how to remove and replace your vehicle's throttle body. If you like this video, please click subscribe. We have a ton more information on this and many other vehicles, and if you ever need parts for your car you can follow the link down in the description over to Here are the items you'll need for this repair.

Loosen the clamp on the air box side of the intake duct with a flat blade screwdriver. You'll then want to disconnect the breather lines. There's a little green tab here that you just pull back and pop them off. You'll then need to undo the clamp on the throttle body. You'll then want to remove the intake duct.

Disconnect the throttle position sensor. To do this you'll need to remove the red lock tab on the connector. Then push down to release the plug. On the opposite side, we'll remove the connector to the stepper motor that operates the throttle. Remove the four 8mm bolts securing the throttle body to the intake manifold. When the bolts are out, remove the throttle body from the vehicle. Using the pick, pop out and remove the throttle body gasket.

Install the throttle body gasket. Reinstall the throttle body and the four 8 mm bolts. Torque these bolts to 89 inch-pounds. Make sure the clip is in the throttle position sensor connector. Plug it in and push the tab back down to engage it, and reconnect the stepper motor on the throttle body.

Reinstall the intake duct and pop on the two breather connections, then tighten it down with a flat blade screwdriver.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 8mm Socket

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