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i purchased what was supposed to be an "03" stock throttlebody for the motor i just put in my car and the tps did not match my wiring harness. so i bought the one that did mounted it and started the car, well when i did the idle shot up instantly. Spraying carb cleaner and a little big of time i found the tb wasnt sealing properly. Now when i bolted down the tb i noticed the threads didnt feel like they wur grabbing like i hoped they would. I have spent alot of money in bolts from ford and all have been wrong. These are some litttle tiny long machined bolts that should go in the 2000 intake manifold. Well i also went and bought a new gasket that was for an "03"dohc zetec well the gasket was ALOT bigger then the one that was on the tb.
so basically my question is, with the proper tps sensor should the 02 tb work as long as its tight?[rant] [dunno]
 

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i purchased what was supposed to be an "03" stock throttlebody for the motor i just put in my car and the tps did not match my wiring harness. so i bought the one that did mounted it and started the car, well when i did the idle shot up instantly. Spraying carb cleaner and a little big of time i found the tb wasnt sealing properly. Now when i bolted down the tb i noticed the threads didnt feel like they wur grabbing like i hoped they would. I have spent alot of money in bolts from ford and all have been wrong. These are some litttle tiny long machined bolts that should go in the 2000 intake manifold. Well i also went and bought a new gasket that was for an "03"dohc zetec well the gasket was ALOT bigger then the one that was on the tb.
so basically my question is, with the proper tps sensor should the 02 tb work as long as its tight?[rant] [dunno]
First off is yours a ATX(Auto) or MTX(Manual) transmission

I Hope you didn't start the car without the intake duct.. this engine requires that the duct from the IAC to the throttle intake be connected to run.. without it it faults the engine and with just a nudge ( without actually opening the butterfly will the rpm's hit the limiter)
If it did that WITH the duct it has a MASSIVE leak

03's will not properly fit 02's

00-02 are interchangeable 03-04 are interchangeable 05+ unknown

I have tried a 03 on my 01 and the gaskets are sitting prettymuch on the egde of the inner edges.., I grabbed an 02 for my 01 and it bolted in perfectly..

I studied this aswell when i was forced to replace my TPS ( went bad and CEL'd the car and it ran dangerously)

heres my 02 TB/TPS on my 01 Zetec with replacement Pigtail cuz my TPS was no longer available (ignore the arrow thats pointing to the Known Collapsing PCV tube for another post, mine is brand new tho) The screws you see holding them down are the factory ford screws (they are my originals).. there not machined screws.. the screws needed are similar to Self tapping these screws have really wide and deep threads to bite the plastic and not put stress on it
 

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one thing i forgot to add i have a 2000 intake manifold.....ford sold me those factory screws that are long and have wide threads to bite the plastic but they are wrong, then they sold me some that are almost as big as header bolts if not bigger......i dunno im really frustrated
 

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one thing i forgot to add i have a 2000 intake manifold.....ford sold me those factory screws that are long and have wide threads to bite the plastic but they are wrong, then they sold me some that are almost as big as header bolts if not bigger......i dunno im really frustrated
then you can only use a 00-02 Throttlebody

hrmm if they were undersized it may of chewed the original groves then oversized would of crushed it out of size lemme see if I have any thing that can repair the holes you may have to redrill the holes but the stuff I have eats the plastic a bit then hardens like steel ...

lemme see if i can dig up the bolts from the one i had before and see if they are the ones you used.. if they don't match what you used I will send you them there off the 01
 

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good bc im pretty sure thats what tb i have is an 02. I really appreciate the help you have given so far. i havent driven this car sence 05 and ive come so far getting it fixed and i keep having misc problems over and over and the local dealer has been no help getting parts
 

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good bc im pretty sure thats what tb i have is an 02. I really appreciate the help you have given so far. i havent driven this car sence 05 and ive come so far getting it fixed and i keep having misc problems over and over and the local dealer has been no help getting parts
get me the barcode number on the body of the throttlebody I can check to see what year it actually belongs to

Psssst Mike at Hilbish will also help you with quick answers I got more straightforward answers to a pile of questions then I ever did from the 3 dealers I visited many times for repairs/parts LOL

o.o out of curiosity why did you leave the fofo to sit for 3 years o_O

and be thankful yours isn't as bad as mine.. some days I work on the car and think about gettin rid of it ( bought it recently with a blown motor and never realized how much actual damage it had)

but I go over and sit and have a beer with the neighbour across the street and see the Wagon sittin there with a dead motor and I just can't get rid of it I just dun have the heart to turn my back on a dejected, abused, abandoned Fofo

I also realize without that car I wouldn't know what i do now about it.. its my learning car plus its nice to have a car I can use to demonstrate fixit's and parts :D

heres some pix of my never ending project
http://s172.photobucket.com/albums/w3/k3feral/Focus Wagon 2/
http://s172.photobucket.com/albums/w3/k3feral/Focus Wagon 2/Steam Clean day/
 

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the barcode was painted over when the tb was ported, xs4u-9e950-ha >pbt-(gf20+m20)<
is whats on the butterfly
 

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x.x that TPS is the ooold style.. if I were you i would change it...

I don;t know if the number on the butterfly is a viable marker to the model of that throttle body but that number match's EXACTLY to a throttlebody on my floor off a 2000 ford focus ATX ( date marker of 11-02-99)

I just spent the past 10 min scraping the crud off the underside of the butterfly for that LOL

either way when you ran the car was your intake pipe on or off ( when the idle went through the roof)
 

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Heres the pics [confused]

the Third picture is the image of my 02 Throttlebody Sticker





 

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Yup that's what my tb looks like, the tps is brand new It is the only one I could find that matched the harness. No I had my intake on when I had the problem, I really am thinkn my problem is that the tb isn't sealing tight enough due to incorrect mounting bolts.
 
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