Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner, 12 oz.
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CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner, 12 oz.

Part No. 05078 Warranty Details  
Throttle Body & Air Intake Cleaner cleans gum and varnish from the throttle valves and throttle body for easier starting and smoother engine performance
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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, 12 oz.
 
4.6

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (20)

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    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (24)
  • Reliable (11)
  • Can withstand use (8)
  • Compact (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home garage (16)
  • Upkeep (16)
  • Automotive repair shop (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (7), Casual driver (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (9), Auto enthusiast (8), Mechanic (7), Truck enthusiast (4)

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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

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5.0

Best TBI cleaner out there. This Cleans Fast.

By 

from Mid Michigan

About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Can Withstand Use
  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Upkeep

    Comments about CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner, 12 oz.:

    Strong cleaner. It Works.

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    5.0

    Everyone should use it.

    By 

    from Fleetwood, PA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Automotive Repair Shop
    • Home Garage
    • Upkeep

    Comments about CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner, 12 oz.:

    Everyone needs to use this stuff. You will be surprised how gummed the throttle body gets.

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    5.0

    Great product!

    By 

    from Tampa, FL

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Garage

      Comments about CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner, 12 oz.:

      Easy to use. Works just like it describes. Great price!

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      5.0

      Fantastic

      By 

      from Tampa,Fl

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner, 12 oz.:

      Thank

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      4.0

      Worked as described

      By 

      from Houston, Tx

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Served its purpose

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

        Comments about CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner, 12 oz.:

        It worked it's intended purpose

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        4.0

        Good product

        By 

        from Pueblo, CO

        Verified Buyer
        3 or more reviews submitted

        Comments about CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner, 12 oz.:

        Just read the instructions on what you can us it on.

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        5.0

        Super cleaner

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        from Laredo, Tx

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer
        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Can Withstand Use
        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Garage

          Comments about CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner, 12 oz.:

          Bought it to clean the throttle body on my truck and come back to buy another one for my son's car

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          5.0

          great stuff

          By 

          from poughkeepsie ny

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use
          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Automotive Repair Shop
            • Home Garage
            • Upkeep

            Comments about CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner, 12 oz.:

            easy to use

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            4.0

            Does the jobin

            By 

            from Charleroi Pennsylvania

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner, 12 oz.:

            I use this on my Chevy Malibu and made a big difference in how it idles and also cleaned out my Ford truck and works great on both

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            5.0

            CRC Throttle Body Cleaner

            By 

            from Avon, AL.

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Show, Truck Enthusiast

            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Can Withstand Use
            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Automotive Repair Shop
              • Home Garage
              • Upkeep

              Comments about CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner, 12 oz.:

              I used this on my 2000 Toyota Tacoma and 2001 Ford Mustang GT. The throttle body on the Tacoma was really dirty, because the PCV valve went bad. The Mustang wasn't that bad, though. Its good at washing away the deposits on the butterfly, but if you have heavy deposits then you have to use a toothbrush to get further back in the throttle body. You have to use a little elbow grease, but everything cleans up nicely. I admit that it don't get all the way at the very back of the throttle body where your toothbrush couldn't reach. Since the Tacoma's Throttle body was really dirty I used this first then I used Sea Foam Top Engine Cleaner to clean the whole throttle body and all of the top end. I would recommend the CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner. Its a great product for the price. I caught it on sale so I got an even better deal!

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              • Q:

                how do you use this product
                Asked on 8/16/2016 by dorothy

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hi Dorothy! For the complete instructions of this CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner, 12 oz. (Part No. 05078), please copy and paste this video link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPpv2t5lRVU

                  Answered on 8/17/2016 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                Will this work on Ford plastic intake manifolds and throttle bodies without causing damage?
                Asked on 1/7/2016 by curious

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                  A:

                  No, Curious, this CRC Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner, 12 oz. (Part No. 05078) is not an plastic safe product.

                  Answered on 1/8/2016 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                Is this product safe to use on the throttle body and idle air control valve of my 94 lincoln continental executive?

                Also, how does it compare or contrast with part no. 602333, which appears to be a similar product? Thanks!
                Asked on 3/27/2015 by miamatt from Miami, FL

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Happy to answer your question Miamatt! You can use this cleaner on your 94 Lincoln Continental mass air flow. The chemicals inside are non-abrasive and under low pressure so you can clean your mass air flow with little issue.

                  Answered on 3/28/2015 by Panda from AAP
              • Q:

                Hi, I'm considering using this on 1999 Jaguar XK8, is it safe and compatible and how should I proceed to do the cleaning?

                Thanks alot, much appreciated!
                Asked on 3/11/2015 by One day at a time

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  I'm glad to help you! This Throttle Body and Air Intake Cleaner #05078 can be used safely in your vehicle. The instructions are written on the container and are available in the Technical Data Sheet (TDS) from the below link.

                  http://www.crcindustries.com/faxdocs/tchdta/290.pdf

                  Answered on 3/12/2015 by Solomon
              • 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

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                  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
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                  A:

                  Hi Momma Teresa, glad to help! 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

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                  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
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