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CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner

Part No. 05078 Warranty  
Works to clean power-robbing gums and varnishes from throttle bodies and air intake systems on fuel-injected vehicles. Helps eliminate hesitation and rough idling to improve performance.

Product Features:
  • VOC compliant formula
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Aerosol:Yes
Color:Clear
Flash Point :<0 F deg
Oxygen Sensor Safe:Yes
Volume :12 oz

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CRCThrottle Body and Air Intake Cleaner
 
4.7

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • Reliable (7)
  • Can withstand use (4)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home garage (11)
    • Upkeep (10)
    • Automotive repair shop (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (7), Casual driver (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (5), Casual driver (5), Mechanic (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Specifically Designed for Throttle Body

    Throttle Body and Air-Intake Cleaner by CRC is specifically designed for use on the Throttle Body.
    This cleaner should not be confused with carburetor cleaner. If you need to clean your throttle body...Read complete review

    Throttle Body and Air-Intake Cleaner by CRC is specifically designed for use on the Throttle Body.
    This cleaner should not be confused with carburetor cleaner. If you need to clean your throttle body than the purchase should pay for itself with the regain in engine performance and additional miles per gallon. This product effectively dissolves the accumulated harmful and performance robbing deposits. This is designed for the basic surface cleanup.
    Some usage and clean up tips are to place an absorbent towel under the area being cleaned to capture the removed gunk, and cover any painted, plastic, or delicate surfaces from over spray. This product is not paint friendly.

    Inhalation hazard so use in a well ventilated area.

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    Not that great

    Its not that good. After scrubbing throttle body with a toothbrush it doesn't wash away the grime with a spray. It wont even clean the toothbrush after scrubbing. So you can forget about...Read complete review

    Its not that good. After scrubbing throttle body with a toothbrush it doesn't wash away the grime with a spray. It wont even clean the toothbrush after scrubbing. So you can forget about it cleaning the air intake in the areas you can't reach with a toothbrush

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    5.0

    Paired with CRC AirFlow Censor Cleaner

    By the_silver_angel_13

    from Fort Smith, AR

    About Me Casual Driver

    Level 3

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Garage
      • Upkeep

      Comments about CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner:

      We find CRC brand to be fairly reliable in getting the job done- it does what it claims. We paired using this on the day we used CRC's Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner.

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      (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      good product

      By poochie

      from boone nc

      About Me Mechanic

      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer
      Helpful Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Garage

        Comments about CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner:

        works as intended

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        (6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great product

        By Jim

        from Wantagh

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer
        Level 4

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Automotive Repair Shop
          • Home Garage
          • Upkeep

          Comments about CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner:

          Usefull product. Easy to use. works on contact.

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          (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works Great!

          By Working on my own cars for over 25 years

          from New Jersey

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          Level 3

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner:

              I used this on the air intake of a 2004 alero 6cyl engine. When I took the air cleaner assembly off to expose the air intake I saw quite a bit of varnish on the bottom of the butterfly and air intake. I sprayed the CRC cleaner and it instantly melted away all the varnish and dirt. Now the entire assembly looks brand new.

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              (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great Product

              By K

              from Phila

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer
              Level 2

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Upkeep

                Comments about CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner:

                No toxic fune.

                Dry quickly.

                It Doesn't have a spray straw.

                Comment on this review(earn points)

                (24 of 44 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                THIS IS BETTER THEN ANYTHING EVER MADE!!

                By jim the runner

                from st. louis

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Competitive Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Can Withstand Use
                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Melts carbon great
                • Melts varnish great
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Will remove paint

                Best Uses

                • Automotive Repair Shop
                • Home Garage
                • Roadside Repairs
                • Upkeep

                Comments about CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner:

                I've tryed them ALL. This one will actully MELT carbon and varnish,unlike ANYTHING that was EVER made! I gained about 51 miles to one tank of gasoline!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                (32 of 50 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Not that great

                By MasterTech

                from Sanford,Fl.

                About Me Mechanic

                Level 2

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner:

                    Its not that good. After scrubbing throttle body with a toothbrush it doesn't wash away the grime with a spray. It wont even clean the toothbrush after scrubbing. So you can forget about it cleaning the air intake in the areas you can't reach with a toothbrush

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                    (30 of 57 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Specifically Designed for Throttle Body

                    By James F.

                    from Orlando, Florida

                    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic

                    Ask me a question

                    Level 10

                    Pros

                    • Can Withstand Use
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Automotive Repair Shop
                      • Home Garage
                      • Roadside Repairs
                      • Upkeep

                      Comments about CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner:

                      Throttle Body and Air-Intake Cleaner by CRC is specifically designed for use on the Throttle Body.
                      This cleaner should not be confused with carburetor cleaner. If you need to clean your throttle body than the purchase should pay for itself with the regain in engine performance and additional miles per gallon. This product effectively dissolves the accumulated harmful and performance robbing deposits. This is designed for the basic surface cleanup.
                      Some usage and clean up tips are to place an absorbent towel under the area being cleaned to capture the removed gunk, and cover any painted, plastic, or delicate surfaces from over spray. This product is not paint friendly.

                      Inhalation hazard so use in a well ventilated area.

                      Comment on this review(earn points)

                      (51 of 102 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      It Works!

                      By LckydevL

                      from JoeJa

                      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

                      Ask me a question

                      Verified Buyer
                      Level 3

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Garage
                        • Upkeep

                        Comments about CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner:

                        Made a big difference in gas pedal feel. Mine was hanging up a bit and I tried this stuff. Easy to use and works like advertised. Will become part of my maintenance routine, along with the MAF cleaner.

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                        (61 of 118 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner

                        By Bullwinkle

                        from East Coast

                        About Me Auto Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer
                        Helpful Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Garage

                          Comments about CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner:

                          Work's great,as advertised.Cleaned throttle body
                          with no problem's.Saw on Motorweek TV show on PBS.

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                          • Q:

                            Can I use this to clean my brake rotors? Just asking because I live really far way from any auto parts store (about 25 miles one way)and would like to get started asap.
                            Thanks
                            Teresa
                            Asked on 2/8/2014 by Momma Teresa from Hectorville, OK

                            2 answers

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              Hi Momma Teresa, glad to assist you! This cleaner is recommended only for cleaning the throttle bodies and air intake systems on fuel-injected vehicles, do not use on
                              vehicles equipped with superchargers, turbochargers, diesel engines and/or rotary engines.

                              Answered on 2/10/2014 by Steve from AAP
                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              Hi Momma Teresa, glad to assist you! This cleaner is recommended only for cleaning the throttle bodies and air intake systems on fuel-injected vehicles, do not use on
                              vehicles equipped with superchargers, turbochargers, diesel engines and/or rotary engines.

                              Answered on 2/10/2014 by Steve from AAP
                          • Q:

                            can you use crc throttle body cleaner on a 2007 chevy Aveo LS. that has a throttle sensor?
                            Asked on 8/17/2013 by Terry from myrtle Beach

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              Yes, this CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner - part# 05078 should work fine on your 2007 Chevy Aveo LS. It is not recommended to be used when the vehicle is running. Spraying it only really does not help much at all. Physical scrubbing and rubbing with the solvent is what it takes. Just stuff an old sock or rag at the bottom of the intake manifold to absorb all the solvent and scum. For any further assistance, you may also call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                              Answered on 8/18/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                          • Q:

                            do I used the whole bottle at once
                            Asked on 6/8/2013 by liza from lehigh acres

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              This CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner - Part No. 05078 would be enough for a couple of cleanings. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                              Answered on 6/9/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                          • Q:

                            do I used the whole bottle to clean throttle and stuuf
                            Asked on 6/1/2013 by liza2984 from liza2984

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              No, there is no need to use the whole can of CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner - Part No. 05078 in one instance. The can would be enough for a couple of cleanings. For any further assistance please feel free to call 1-877-238-2623 and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                              Answered on 6/3/2013 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Is it safe to use on an Idle Air Control Valve on a 2003 Lesabre?
                            Asked on 2/20/2013 by Adrian from United States

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              This part CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner, Part No. 05078 is recommended for the cleaning of throttle bodies and air intake systems on fuel-injected vehicles (It is not recommended to use on vehicles equipped with superchargers, turbochargers, diesel engines and/or rotary engines.).
                              For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                              Answered on 2/21/2013 by Aaron from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Is CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner (Part No. 05078) this product safe to use on a 2005 Ford Focus ZX3 SE? How do I use it and can you use it while car is running?
                            Asked on 12/20/2012 by rick

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              Yes, this CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner - part# 05078 should work fine on your 2005 Ford Focus ZX3 SE. It is not recommended to be used when the vehicle is running. Spraying it only really does not help much at all. Physical scrubbing and rubbing with the solvent is what it takes. Just stuff an old sock or rag at the bottom of the intake manifold to absorb all the solvent and scum. Both sides of the throttle plate must be cleaned along with the throat of the throttle body. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                              Answered on 12/20/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Can it be used on a throttle body with protective coating?
                            Asked on 9/20/2012 by Nick

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              This CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner (Part No. 05078) is recommended for cleaning only the throttle bodies and air intake systems only on fuel-injected vehicles, do not use on Vehicles equipped with superchargers, turbochargers, diesel engines and/or rotary engines and you can clean the throttle linkages as this product will leave a lubricating residue. Do not spray through air filter or across mass air flow sensor. Do not spray on painted surfaces. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                              Answered on 9/20/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                          • Q:

                            can i use this on either a 1995 ford thunderbird with a 3.8ltr engine or a 2001 ford ranger with a 3.0ltr engine, will it harm any coating on the throttle body?
                            Asked on 9/2/2012 by earthbound misfit from east providence ri

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              Yes, the CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner (Part No. 05078) can be used on a 1995 Ford Thunderbird and 2001 Ford Ranger and it will not harm your throttle body. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                              Answered on 9/2/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                          • Q:

                            do i need to remove the throttle body on a 2005 freestyle to use this
                            Asked on 7/3/2012 by steve

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              Yes, you need to remove the throttle body on your 2005 freestyle to use this CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner(Part No. 05078). For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                              Answered on 7/5/2012 by Steve from AAP
                          • Q:

                            According to the product specifications on the CRC Industries web site, this product is not safe on plastic parts. What air intake part(s) could this Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner be used for on a 1993 Ford Ranger? Can the Idle Air Control Valve be cleaned with this product?
                            Asked on 3/11/2012 by Anonymous

                            2 answers

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              This CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner (Part No. 05078) is recommended for cleaning only the throttle bodies and air intake systems only on fuel-injected vehicles, do not use on Vehicles equipped with superchargers, turbochargers, diesel engines and/or rotary engines and your can clean the throttle linkages as this product will leave a lubricating residue. Do not spray through air filter or across mass air flow sensor. Do not spray on painted surfaces.

                              Answered on 3/13/2012 by Dennis from AAP
                            • A:

                              This product is not safe for use on plastic parts and it is not paint friendly. Use caution to prevent over spray while using.

                              Answered on 3/15/2012 by James F. from Orlando, Florida
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