We’re going to show you how to clean the throttle body on Dodge Ram. This one’s a 2008 5.7-liter Hemi cleaning procedures similar for a lot of different makes and models of vehicles. You’ll need a flat blade screwdriver, 8-10-millimeter sockets with a ratchet and extension a cleaning brush rag cleaner and a pair of gloves.
First step, Use a 10-millimeter wrench to remove the negative terminal of the battery and open the airbox by releasing the metal clips. Pop it out of its holders release and using a flat blade screwdriver loosen the clamp on the rear of the inlet pipe. Remove the assembly, the bottom half of airbox simply lifts off its retainers, comes right out of the truck.
Next, remove the two 10 millimeter bolts one behind the alternator, one behind the oil cap, access the intake air temp sensor at the front, push down on the connector, remove it from the IAT, remove the air box from the vehicle
Disconnecting the battery, spray some throttle body safe cleaner into the throttle body. Using the toothbrush or soft bristled parts brush, open the blade by hand, got some buildup on the back of the blade. Clearing away all that gum and debris be sure to clean inside the actual bore of the throttle body.
After you’ve completed cleaning your throttle body to your liking, reconnect your airbox components and your battery.
Reinstall the end of the airbox with the silicone gasket over the end of the throttle body, tighten up the bolt behind the oil fill cap and behind the alternator. Reinstall the intake tube onto the airbox and the PCV breather hose lock the lid of the airbox back onto its hinge. Close it, lock it back down and tighten the intake tube clamp with a flat blade screwdriver. Reinstall negative battery terminal tighten it back with a ten-millimeter socket.