Be mindful of what I said!!!
comment sense tells me that since you need help locating the throttle plate and you are watching you tube videos
Their is a good chance you are going to go in their and spray like the uneducated to your particular car people do.
Further more you are more than likely not going to be mindful and you are at risk to cause more harm than good.
The biggest concern is letting fluid and funk run down the Iac idol air control passages thurs 2 one on either side of the plate and they are on the bottom so neglecting them is simple is simple.
as long as you are very mindful of this and Have a light you should not have a problem.
Wedge gas pedal down are wedge throttle open by cable are by pully. Get most if you can by rag camp from cleaner than tooth brush and Wooding with rag.
A long reach needle nose plyers with rag rap atoms it work pretty good for Wooding hard to reach spots clean.
So in a but shell remove carbon and do not soak and let anything run down Iac passages so what ever you have to do to make it happen do it up
SO....I picked up a can of carb cleaner and popped the hood. I then inspected and thought Okay i've replaced the MAF this should be about the same.
Well after looking over all the hoses and dry rot I decided to leave it alone. Reason being the parts have 240K miles on them plus I would hate to mess things up. The car only has the issue intermittently and it's really not a big deal to me. I do appreciate the advice and wisdom but I'll be leaving it alone.
Sorry for reviving this old thread but i have been experiencing the same thing but my P11 only has 100K miles on it. I did in fact clean the throttle body with cleaner a few times by spraying a rag and reaching in and scrubbing with a toothbrush.
It only starts to stick after the engine has throughly warmed up.
I talked to a mechanic buddy and he pointed out that the throttle body itself is brand new and must have been replaced by the previous owner.
Could this be an IACV problem? Idle seems to be fine no weird reving. Any advice would be appreciated!
Went out and checked the throttle when it was sticking. I pulled on the throttle drum and it stayed stuck till I pulled back on it hard and it came free and revved up since the throttle plate was open. So I'm pretty sure I ruled out the throttle cable.
I think it might be the throttle opener vacuum valve that is on top of the valve body and I had been looking around to see if anyone had a similar problem. I did see that someone else had an idle problem that their mechanic buddy thought the issue was the opener valve but he thought it was the IACV valve at the bottom of his throttle body. I'm hoping it's a simpler fix than that.