Throttle Body Removal Problems on 94SE
I tried to remove my TB on my 94SE this weekend to clean it and install new bracket and ran into some issues that prevented me from removing it and caused me some concern.
I removed the rubber elbow and the connectors to the MAF, TPS, and IAC. I loosened the 3 nuts that hold the TB on the studs but I could not remove the TB because there is a bracket that is held on by 2 other nuts at the bottom most nut location on the TB. I couldn't get those 2 nuts off either with a wrench so as to remove the bracket and couldn't get a socket in there because of a heat shield that was in the way. Any ideas here.
Also when I loosened the 3 nuts, a few drops (5-6) of coolant dripped out between the TB and the plastic intake (I guess that'* what it is). In any event, I couldn't get the TB off because of that bracket so I buttoned everything back up. I did clean the MAF filaments with alcohol but that was it.
Any ideas? Car is absolutely stock 94SE with VIN 1G2HX52L4R#######.