Service & Repair Explanation:
The Honda throttle body, throttle body ports and the throttle plate needs to be cleaned of "gum" and carbon deposits that accumulate from engine vapors that condense in the cooler throttle body area when the engine is shut off. Our Honda trained technicians use a specifically formulated solvent that is strong enough to dissolve the tough accumulated deposits while mild enough not to effect the seals or sensors found in the throttle body.
Why is the service or repair important?
The Honda throttle body controls the airflow into the engine by a large throttle plate or "butterfly" valve that is moved by the accelerator pedal. This is usually connected to the throttle position sensor that tells the computer the position of the throttle plate. If deposits accumulate, the throttle plate will not close properly, sending incorrect signals to the computer and causing drivability issues.
Advantages & Benefits
Since all the air entering the engine must pass through this critical component, it is important to the engine performance that the Honda throttle body and all the sensors work properly or the engine can misfire, idle roughly, and perform poorly, resulting in higher emissions, lower gas mileage and overall rough running.