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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-07-2019, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Throttle Injection Service?

I took my Pachy in today to get the DVD player working (software update worked). They checked the vehicle and suggested that I need something called "Throttle Injection Service" for $260 parts and labor. Has anyone else had this service suggested or done. The van is just over a year old and has 13,600 miles on it. Any thoughts?

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Guessing that the DVD fix was a warranty item so it sounds like they're just trying to make some $$ from your service visit since the warranty repair probably didn't pay much at all. With so few miles, on a hybrid no less, I can't imagine the throttle body had a chance to even get all that dirty.

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Say "I'll take that under consideration" and drive home. Never give it another thought until they ask you again. Say the same thing.
If the TB was dirty, you would be experiencing issues. If you are not, sleep well and dream about what you are going to spend that $260 on.
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In situations like that, I always ask to see a gun. When they ask why, I reply "If I am going to get robbed I would like to see a gun".


If you use any name-brand gas, it is pure rip-off. And even if you used no-name bargain gas, the odds of build-up at 13,600 miles is virtually ZERO.



If you feel like it, ask what, exactly, would get done for your $260. What would the 'parts' be? I suspect a can of injector cleaner - which you could buy for under $10 and add to your gas tank yourself.
Here's one:
https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Thanks for the feedback. I did walk away. I thought about asking them why this service would be needed, but decided that it would be a waste of time.

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Thanks for the feedback. I did walk away. I thought about asking them why this service would be needed, but decided that it would be a waste of time.
Good call. While those injection services are top-notch, they are a money grab and not needed if you use a cleaner regularly. The use of Techron every 3000 to 10000 miles will keep things running in top shape.

I have a 95 Pathfinder 4X4 XE 215000 miles all original everything works. Except for belts, brakes, tires, filters, plugs, timing belt, and water pump. Never had an injection service, only used Techron. Runs just as good as it did 25 years ago.

I have a 2007 Chevy HHR 190000 miles all original. Except for belt, brakes, tires, filters, plugs. Never had an injection service, only used Techron. Still runs as good as the day I bought it 13 years ago.

In July 2019 sold my 2014 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 132000 miles all original. Except for belt, brakes, tires, filters, plugs. Never had an injection service, only used Techron. Runs great no problems. New owner loves the T&C they have put over 4000 miles on it since.

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