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Throttle Body Replacement Estimate for Ford F-350

Ford F-350 Throttle Body Replacement costs $604 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1985 Ford F-350L6-4.9LService typeThrottle Body ReplacementEstimate$1120.83Shop/Dealer Price$1391.57 - $2177.29
1993 Ford F-350V8-5.8LService typeThrottle Body ReplacementEstimate$1123.67Shop/Dealer Price$1394.24 - $2176.64
1996 Ford F-350V8-5.8LService typeThrottle Body ReplacementEstimate$1156.17Shop/Dealer Price$1429.28 - $2213.59
1980 Ford F-350L6-4.9LService typeThrottle Body ReplacementEstimate$1114.33Shop/Dealer Price$1385.19 - $2167.33
1990 Ford F-350V8-5.8LService typeThrottle Body ReplacementEstimate$1123.67Shop/Dealer Price$1392.90 - $2174.29
1994 Ford F-350V8-7.3L Turbo DieselService typeThrottle Body ReplacementEstimate$1128.91Shop/Dealer Price$1399.04 - $2186.04
1992 Ford F-350V8-7.3L DieselService typeThrottle Body ReplacementEstimate$1118.91Shop/Dealer Price$1389.63 - $2177.07
1983 Ford F-350V8-7.5LService typeThrottle Body ReplacementEstimate$1109.91Shop/Dealer Price$1381.00 - $2163.65
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Throttle Body Replacement Service

What is the throttle body and how does it work?

The throttle body is an air metering device mounted between the air filter and snorkel, and the intake plenum. Within the throttle body is a movable throttle plate whose position controls the amount of air that enters the engine to determine engine speed. Throttle body designs vary. Some incorporate an idle air control valve, throttle position sensor, and other electronic throttle controls. The throttle plate in the throttle body can be controlled directly by an accelerator pedal cable or fully electronically in the newest drive-by-wire systems.

When to consider replacing the throttle body:

  • Check engine light and/or reduced power warning light is on. Most modern throttle bodies have electrical components, such as a throttle position sensor. These components are monitored by the powertrain control module (PCM). If the check engine light or reduced power warning light comes on, a mechanic will determine if any of the stored trouble codes implicate a throttle body malfunction.
  • Wrong idle speed. Carbon deposits in the throttle body, particularly around the movable throttle plate or in the idle air control valve, can cause the engine idle speed to be too low or too high.
  • Poor transmission shifting. In some applications, transmission shift timing relies on signal outputs from the throttle body. If the throttle position sensor is defective, that might adversely affect shift timing and feel.

How do mechanics replace the throttle body?

  • The engine cover is removed, if necessary.
  • The flexible rubber snorkel from the air filter housing to the throttle body is disconnected. Typically, the connection is made with a large stainless steel hose clamp.
  • The electrical connections to the throttle body are removed.
  • If the throttle body is not a drive-by-wire system, the accelerator cable and cruise control cable are disconnected and set aside.
  • The bolts retaining the throttle body to the plenum, the gasket, and the throttle body are removed. If the throttle body is being cleaned and tested for re-use, approved chemicals are used in the cleaning process.
  • The new or serviced throttle body is re-attached to the plenum and the bolts torqued to factory specifications.
  • All cables and electrical connections are restored. The intake air snorkel is reconnected.
  • If applicable, the electronic throttle installation and idle re-learn procedures are performed using an appropriate scan tool.
  • Finally, the engine is started, brought to normal operating temperature, and idle speed is checked. The car is road tested to ensure normal operation and no illumination of warning or service lights.

Is it safe to drive with a throttle body problem?

Yes. But, the vehicle may be limited in power or put into what is referred to as limp mode, in order to get the vehicle to a repair facility. If the check engine light is on, or the electronic throttle control warning light is on, but there is no noticeable difference in engine performance, the car can be safely driven. However, it is best to have it diagnosed and repaired at your earliest convenience to avoid unexpected breakdown or possible damage to the catalytic converter.

When replacing the throttle body keep in mind:

  • Many modern throttle bodies have spring loaded sensors and plastic gears that are not intended to be manipulated directly during any diagnostics or inspections. These components are controlled electronically or generate signals. It is best to let a mechanic use approved tests to diagnose the problem.
  • Wiring faults, bad grounds, or bad terminal connections can make it appear as though an electronically controlled throttle has failed. A mechanic will always rule out all other causes before replacing the throttle body.
  • When cleaning the throttle body, special care should be taken to use only special spray cleaners designed to not damage electrical components or sensors.

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Kahlin

15 years of experience
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Kahlin
15 years of experience
Ford F-350 - Check Cooling System - San Diego, California
I was very pleased with how this repair was completed. I intend to have work done by Kahlin on my other vehicles based on how well this repair was made. Thank you very much.

Sidney

12 years of experience
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Sidney
12 years of experience
Ford F-350 - Rear lights are not working - Denver, Colorado
Great guy, on time, honest, personable and really knew his stuff. Thanks for a great experience Sidney!!!

Russell

22 years of experience
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Russell
22 years of experience
Ford F-350 - Brakes, Steering and Suspension Inspection - Portland, Oregon
Russell arrived early and and had the situation diagnosed by the time I got home. First visit was a positive experience.

Albert

20 years of experience
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Albert
20 years of experience
Ford F-350 - Exhaust Manifold - Indianapolis, Indiana
Albert was prompt, and above all TENACIOUS. I had a troublesome manifold that needed to be replaced and the process proved to be quite difficult. In my case, the repair required 2 visits from Albert. In the first visit, we learned that the smog system in my truck was preventing the faulty manifold from being removed. This pipe was literally in an impossible to reach spot, eventually preventing the job from being completed in the first visit. This didn't deter Albert from the challenge to get my repair finished. He assisted me in finding the appropriate parts and recommended solutions for me to get the smog pipe separated from the manifold. After visiting another local mechanic with a lift to separate the smog pipe from the manifold, Albert returned to do a complete manifold replacement in just a few short hours. The mechanic was courteous, quick, safe, clean and gave very comprehensive explanations to help me further maintain my truck. If I could, I would give Albert 10 stars, and I will definitely request him specifically for future work with yourmechanic. Thanks a million Albert, they really should double your pay!

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