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Old 08-14-2015, 12:48 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,
I'm working on the 2001 Maliboo-boo again and i am trying to remove throttle body. I have disconnected both water hoses(one of which I,m sure will never go back on), removed all screws and nuts, removed throttle cable bracket and dis-connected all electrical connectors, but I still can,t get it off. I can rotate it 15 or 20 degrees but that'* all. I have not dis-connected throttle cable because I can,t see a need to. All I want to do is get it out of the way so I can get to thermostat. What am I missing?

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Whoops, I just noticed that there is a stud behind the bracket on the lower right side of the throttle body that needs to be removed. I can move the bracket around some but not enough to clear the stud so I can get a socket on it.

I guess I can get to it with a open end wrench but all the vidios I've seen shows the bracket as being out of the way. I don't seem to have enough flexibility to do that on this one.
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Another update. Throttle body is off and I'm now down to thermostat. I have removed upper bolt with no problem. As some may know, on this model there is a manifold crossover directly over thermostat housing.( Brilliant design ) I have loosened lower bolt about as far as I can. This side is slotted. I assume this is so housing will slide off when that bolt is loosened. It ain't happening and I can't see how it ever will. If anyone has any insight with this ,I would love to hear it.

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If the crossover is not hot, you should be able to easily rotate the bolt out of the housing with your fingers....
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If the crossover is not hot, you should be able to easily rotate the bolt out of the housing with your fingers....
You were right tech II. Had to sacrifice a little blood but it came out.
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