Tip & How-To about Chevrolet C1500

Car still running poorly

After you've done your tune up, changed the fuel filter and all the other filters, Your car still seems to run poorly, then try this before you go to the auto shop. Go to the parts store and purchase a can of brake clean, any brand will do, Pull the air intake plenum/ air hose off the throttle body, First take a small brush and brake clean and clean the inside and backside of the throttle plates as best as possible, Then start the engine,it may take a minute, but it will start. Then rev the engine up and spray some of the brake clean into the throttle, do this a couple of times, you don't have to use all the brake clean. The results are almost immeadiate. And of course
it is always better to take the throttle body off to clean if you have the know how and it is accessable

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