Q: Hey so I have a 2011 Chevy Malibu I'm replacing the throttle body because the throttle body injector stopped working. Do I have to

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Replace the throttle body gasket?my car is at 140,000miles

My car has 140 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

It is always recommended to replace the sealing O ring or gasket under a throttle body when removing or replacing it. If not then a vacuum leak can develop causing driveability symptoms and check engine light to come on.

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