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Old 05-24-2004, 08:37 AM   #1
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Default Question about throttle body service and tranny fluid service

I had the coolant changed, transmission fluid & filter changed and the throttle body cleaned (they called it fogging). What is fogging?

My sticky gas pedal is long gone now!

The service manager told me that the AT fluid was very dirty. The SL2 is a 1997 and the tranny was serviced back in 7/2001 with 23,000 miles. The car now has 41,000 miles on it and was just serviced. What would cause it to get "dirty"? Is it because of the low mileage between services or perhaps it was never changed back in 2001? Going from P to R to D is smoother now. No more clunks which I thought was because of the new motor mount (less than 4000 miles).

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Old 05-24-2004, 11:08 AM   #2
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Your sticky go pedal was cause by carbon build up in your throttle body. I've had the same problem with mine before, as the stuff really likes to build up in there. Basically all they did was shoot throttle body cleaner into it and cleaned all the carbon off. As for transmission fluid, it's kinda of like oil. Heat does break down over time and it needs to be replaced. If I'm not mistaken it should be changed once a year. Speaking of this post had reminded me that I need to be changing mine here pretty soon.

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Old 05-24-2004, 11:32 AM   #3
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What would cause it to get "dirty"?
If your dip stick isn't pushed in all the way, dust can get in.

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