What is a Throttle Body?

A Throttle Body is an electrical/mechanical component that regulates air intake for the motor.

How much does a used throttle body usually cost?

These parts can range from $60.00 up to over $100. Lots of savings here as these guys new can range from $200-$450 and more on some vehicles.

Vehicle Rebuilt/New Recycled Savings
2006 Audi A3 $247.00 $75.00 $172.00
2014 Volkswagen Tiguan $266.00 $85.00 $181.00
2001 Volvo 60 Series $450.00 $100.00 $350.00
1989 Suzuki Sidekick $266.00 $65.00 $201.00
2005 Nissan Titan $289.00 $85.00 $204.00
2007 Mitsubishi Galant $341.00 $60.00 $281.00
2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser $141.00 $35.00 $106.00

Things to keep in mind when buying

Check for electric plug damage. Make sure the “flapper” opens and closes tightly and the spring is in good shape.

Installation Tips

Replace the gasket, verify all things during the buying process again to verify nothing was damaged in shipment.

Ongoing maintenance

Really no maintenance issue. You could look inside periodically to make sure there is no building. An important thing though is to keep your air filter clean.