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Old 29 Aug 2007, 05:16 pm
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yes, I'm an a**...
I was trying to clean my throttle body using a can of Mopar throttle body cleaner. well, it comes with a straw so you can spray inside the actual body. guess what, the straw went flying into the throttle body!!!
now, it's a small plastic straw, I'm guessing it will melt later on and nothing will happen... any suggestions/ideas/concerns, before I shoot myself?
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Old 29 Aug 2007, 05:33 pm
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Default Re: straw went flying into throttle body

My concern would be would it totally melt and not just into a small clump? Might want to talk to a certified mechanic.
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Old 29 Aug 2007, 06:22 pm
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Default Re: straw went flying into throttle body

Can you see the straw in the throttle body at all with a flash?
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Old 29 Aug 2007, 07:53 pm
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Default Re: straw went flying into throttle body

No... how dangerous can this be?
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Old 29 Aug 2007, 08:22 pm
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I dunno..Have you ever done a tune-up on it
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Old 29 Aug 2007, 08:32 pm
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Default Re: straw went flying into throttle body

Will the mechanic be able to locate the plastic straw in a tune up?
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Old 29 Aug 2007, 08:32 pm
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Default Re: straw went flying into throttle body

And yes, I just had a tune up about two weeks ago...
BTW, thanks for replying
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Default Re: straw went flying into throttle body

The straw could be in the the lower part of the intake maybe.. and no problem to responding
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Old 30 Aug 2007, 06:03 am
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Default Re: straw went flying into throttle body

Those straws are usually about 5 -6 inches long. I go along with Inferncruiser01 and think it's stuck, but probably in the upper manifold.

I'd personally take off the upper manifold and hopefully be able to retrieve the straw before it gets into somewhere where it might do damage.
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Old 30 Aug 2007, 09:44 am
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Default Re: straw went flying into throttle body

A long pair of forceps may be needed. If you are lucky you will be able to get it with your fingers or at least make it lay down so you can shake it out.
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