Is cleaning throttle body actually safe?
Hey guys, I've got a quick question about how safe throttle body cleaning can be. I own a 1998 f150 with a 4.6L v8 and I've read many things about the throttle body and IAC getting gummed up and needing to be cleaned. I've also read many things about how doing so can mess up your idle and potentially do even more damage.
The gas pedal on my truck has become hard to press at first but then pops free and smooth. I am assuming my throttle body is dirty because I have checked the cable and pedal linkages and all seem to fine. I'm wondering however, if it is a good idea to even bother cleaning it. I don't want to cause any problems or have to deal with re-learning. I know I can easily damage my IAC and I have read simply removing electrical connections to the TB can cause problems. I am completely confident undertaking such a job though if it is in fact a safe thing to do. Thanks for your input guys!