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Will it happen? Throttle body recall.

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Old 08-18-2014, 01:12 PM   #1
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I am having some trouble with the throttle body of my 05 GT. The mechanic at my Ford dealer ship they have a LOT of trouble with these from 05-10 and hinted that there should be a recall.
That would be nice.
Anyone know anything about this or am I behind on the news?
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Old 08-18-2014, 01:52 PM   #2
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Never heard of that...in fact quite the opposite. The throttle body on the GT is better than most aftermarket ones too. The guy either doesn't want to get it working right or trying to sell you a new one.

What makes him/you think there's a problem with it?
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Old 08-18-2014, 01:53 PM   #3
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Old 08-18-2014, 04:58 PM   #4
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I am having some trouble with the throttle body of my 05 GT. The mechanic at my Ford dealer ship they have a LOT of trouble with these from 05-10 and hinted that there should be a recall.
That would be nice.
Anyone know anything about this or am I behind on the news?
What kind of trouble are we talking about?

I for one, have not heard of any known issues with the '05-'10 4.6 TBs.
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:00 PM   #5
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The problems started with car going into failsafe mode and engine light came on.
The codes say 2104 and 2112.
Same problems this guy had:
http://www.moddedmustangs.com/forums...104-p2112.html
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This is the first I've heard of issues with the throttle body. Sounds to me like that tech has no clue.
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generally all u need to do is clean them I to have never heard of these to be a problem. Aftermarket has a terrible reputation when it comes to Throttle bodies. There will be no recall for it just bc your mechanic said there should be.
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This is the first I've heard of issues with the throttle body. Sounds to me like that tech has no clue.
But it's not unheard of. The codes point to the throttle body. Also these people have had problems:
http://www.moddedmustangs.com/forums...104-p2112.html
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Did you check the TPS
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:19 PM   #10
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I'm not aware of any way of knowing if a company will issue a recall until they announce it. Unless you have a crystal ball, of course.
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The chances of a recall at this point are pretty slim, it's almost a 10 year old car. There have been some reports of TPS-related issues on the early build cars. There is a "round end" and a "square end" version of the TPS best I remember. One is good, the other is not, but I don't remember which is which.
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7+ years on the forum and the # of OE TB problems has been incredibly small, especially compared to the alternator problems and there was no recall there or even a TSB. Nor for the 05 thru early 06 gauge issues... nor for the 05 and 06 Slacker 500 battery drain issue...
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I am having some trouble with the throttle body of my 05 GT. The mechanic at my Ford dealer ship they have a LOT of trouble with these from 05-10 and hinted that there should be a recall.
Had anyone one cleaned the throttle body before and forced the plates open to clean it? I often wonder if that may cause problems.

When I clean my TB, I just open the plates as far as they'll open under light pressure. I found on mine there's just enough clearance to get a small brush into opening to clean with TB cleaner. I've got 55k on mine with no problems yet and 2 TB cleanings at least.
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They are easily removed for cleaning as well
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I'd get a new mechanic.
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:31 AM   #16
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Maybe it is my area of the world that causes more problems, I don't know. [winter -cold- etc] In any event, mechanic read the codes, we installed a new throttle body and problem went away.
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Considering the dozen + TSB's on the S197 since inception from '05 AND the fact that most of those TSB's are related to more/other serious issues (take the TSB for the chronic water leak which eventually destroys the SJB for instance) AND the fact that Ford didn't do any recalls for those, there's no way Ford would do a recall for a not-very-frequent TB problem. Even the OE alternators and/or batteries which probably 30% of the forum has had high mortality rates with never even made Ford blink.
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^ agreed. My factory battery died the first year of ownership.
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Nothing really wrong with the TB itself. Earlier S197's had TPS issues but not all of them and they did redesign it in 2007?
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Really 'cause I worked at a Ford dealer and had no issues with throttle bodies. I think the tech is talking out his *** because he has no clue and he's to stupid to use a computer.
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