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Old 06-18-2019, 04:57 PM
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So, my throttle return spring is busted. I can manually move it, but it will not return by itself. I have been looking for a replacement spring or whole throttle body, but cant seem to find anything for the LT5. Does anyone know where I can find a replacement for with the spring or the whole thing? Thank you, in advance.
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:03 AM
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Did you try Jerry's Gasket's? Jerry usually has small parts like that in stock or may have a whole throttle body.

https://www.jerrysgaskets.com/

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Old 06-19-2019, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Scrrem View Post
Did you try Jerry's Gasket's? Jerry usually has small parts like that in stock or may have a whole throttle body.

https://www.jerrysgaskets.com/

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Good suggestion, call Jerrys if you don’t see it on the site. He sometimes has things like this that are not listed. Also call Mark Haibeck, www.zr1specialist.com, he may have it in the shop. Strange, I don’t know that I’ve ever seen one of these break.

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Originally Posted by ccmano View Post
Good suggestion, call Jerrys if you donít see it on the site. He sometimes has things like this that are not listed. Also call Mark Haibeck, www.zr1specialist.com, he may have it in the shop. Strange, I donít know that Iíve ever seen one of these break.
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Originally Posted by ccmano View Post
Good suggestion, call Jerrys if you donít see it on the site. He sometimes has things like this that are not listed. Also call Mark Haibeck, www.zr1specialist.com, he may have it in the shop. Strange, I donít know that Iíve ever seen one of these break.
Also, thank you so much for reminding me of Jerry's, I knew there was a site I just couldn't recall. They do have a TB, but I didn't see a spring. I'll call, but even if they dont, at least I found a TB. Thank you, both, very much.
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Also, thank you so much for reminding me of Jerry's, I knew there was a site I just couldn't recall. They do have a TB, but I didn't see a spring. I'll call, but even if they dont, at least I found a TB. Thank you, both, very much.
Do yourself a favor and call Marc Haibeck about this before you start down this road. He’s very easy to talk to and will give you a straight opinion about what’s going on with your car. As I said I’ve never heard of the spring going bad. I have heard of the throttle plates binding due to worn out throttle shaft bushings. I suspect that’s what you may be looking at. Marc can rebuild the throttle body to better than new.
Good luck and thank you for your service!
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Do yourself a favor and call Marc Haibeck about this before you start down this road. Heís very easy to talk to and will give you a straight opinion about whatís going on with your car. As I said Iíve never heard of the spring going bad. I have heard of the throttle plates binding due to worn out throttle shaft bushings. I suspect thatís what you may be looking at. Marc can rebuild the throttle body to better than new.
Good luck and thank you for your service!
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I'll shoot him an email today. Thank you for your support.
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I'll shoot him an email today. Thank you for your support.
Your better off picking up the phone and calling. He’s old school. Email may or may not get a response. Tell Marc “Hans” told you to call.
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Its called a Torsion spring, might try kinsler fuel injection...
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