How To Install an Aftermarket Throttle Body (Accufab or BBK)
94-04 Ford Mustang (V6 and V8)Posted August 11th, 2008 by TheProfessor
You saw how easy it was to install a cold air intake. Well I have news for you, it's just as easy to bolt on additional horsepower with a throttle body install. We cover every step, as usual, in the video with some additional notes below...
I have to say, the install was a piece of cake. I also liked the way the throttle body looked and the general build quality of the part.
Performance-wise, you can definitely feel a difference in the upper RPMs. You may also notice a little extra intake sound which I thought was a great bonus.
What You'll Need
5mm Allen Wrench: I put this at the top of the list because we didn't realize we needed one until we were halfway through the install! You will need this tool to install the new throttle body bolts that come with the Accufab kit.
Screwdriver: Used to remove the intake hose clamps. A flathead screwdriver is also useful when removing electrical connectors.
Aftermarket Throttle Body: The one used in this episode is an Accufab 70mm Polished version. You can see a full list of Mustang throttle bodies at American Muscle.
The steps in this video apply to most V6 and V8 Mustangs. The V6 Mustangs may have the cabling on the right side of the throttle body. The video also applies to most cars that DO NOT use drive-by-wire technologies. Some cars may require you to adjust an idle screw to control how high or low the car engine runs at idle. That is not the case with this kit.
Notes and Warnings
In case you are working on a different type of car (i.e. a 350Z or other drive-by-wire car) never turn the throttle body plates when the car is off and the battery is still connected. This throws off the electronic calibration of the the throttle position. In other words, the engine computer will no longer know exactly where the throttle plate is and your idle engine speed may be incorrect as a result.