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Old 08-22-2012, 05:06 AM   #1
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Sticky Throttle

a month in with a 2002 S and the only complaint so far is a slightly sticky throttle. Doesn't bother me in 3 or higher gears but makes 1st and second a little tricky. I'm getting used to it but would like some tips on where to address this problem. It's like the cable has stretched and it hangs up just a little as the pedal is depressed.
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I believe all boxsters from 00 or 01 are electronic throttle body. does not have cable.
most likely cause (without anything being broken) is that the throttle body needs cleaning.
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I believe all boxsters from 00 or 01 are electronic throttle body. does not have cable.
most likely cause (without anything being broken) is that the throttle body needs cleaning.
+1. Probably just a tad gummed up
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Thanks I'll look into that. Although I've wrenched every car, truck and motorcycle I've ever had, I'm a little intimidated with this one. Just getting to the engine seems complicated. I need to get me some manuals any bible that you suggest?
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Thanks I'll look into that. Although I've wrenched every car, truck and motorcycle I've ever had, I'm a little intimidated with this one. Just getting to the engine seems complicated. I need to get me some manuals any bible that you suggest?
Cleaning the T/B is the 1st thing you should do, Porsche eliminated throttle cables in 2000. The Bentley publishers manual is a good start. With your experience just remove the top engine cover & you will see the T/B right there, remove intake tube & clean with Brake cleaner. You can hold the throttle open with your fingers & scrub inside with a clean rag. This does wonders for your idle speed.
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Thanks, that is exactly the kind of information I was looking for. I appreciate the tips.
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Thanks, that is exactly the kind of information I was looking for. I appreciate the tips.
You are welcome. You can do a better job if you remove the T/B, just be sure you have a good QUALITY 5mm hex/allen bit to do that. There is a seal but I have reused mine many times.
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Pelican Parts, Wayne has a good handbook for your Boxster and it's cheaper than a Bently manual. Covers just about all the basic stuff and more.
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