- wrathhaven wrote:
- Every time after it dies the throttle will not work at all. even if you cycle the ignition a few times still nothing. IDK what else to try
ahh.. okay then it definitely sounds like the throttle body itself is dead. There is no replacement part to allow you to replace just the electric motor inside the throttle body. Have to buy the entire thing. Not cheap either. Might want to check junk yards if you can. But make sure you get the later model throttle body, toyota did update the part. In other words get one from an 09 or 10, it was updated around then.
Sorry to give ya that news, but it has happened with the older design. what I think happens is gum/varnish/dirt builds up and gets into the inner workings of the motor and causes it to bind/shut down. Then of course that friction builds up and begins to kill the throttle plate motor. that's my theory anyway. I came up with that theory when I saw mine get really dirty, ever since then cleaning it every 6 months (fall/spring) to make sure that doesn't happen to mine. That's if my theory is correct.
I think you should look at junkyards for an 09 or later throttle body, unless you want to buy a new one from the dealer, it was somewhere near $700-800!
yup found it at trdsparks $745! at toyotaparts.com (metro toyota in kalamazoo)
they're showing $717 so that's a little lower than trdsparks. But still not cheap.