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Old 01-23-2007, 12:44 PM   #1
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Default 98 LeSabre; remove throttle body; drain coolant first?

I want to remove my throttle body and MAF for cleaning.

The 98 H-Body FSM states that the coolant should be drained before removing the throttle body. The Techinfo article on this site does not mention this step. Is it necessary?
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No draining. You'll lose a couple tablespoons. Nothing more.
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That'* what I was thinking. Thanks.
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Just have a wet/dry vac or a roll of paper towels handy.
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Actually.. take a closer look and ensure your radiator and top hose are not higher than the TB. If so, that coolant will drain out when you remove the TB.
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