Throttle Valve Bushing Upgrade

While doing my engine swap, I found that my TV cable was being held on by a cotter pin. I remembered that it was that way four years
ago when I did the head gaskets, but I left it that way; out of sight, out of mind I guess.

After some research, I found that the problem was due to a warn out plastic bushing, and mine was completely gone. Ford had a repair
kit for this problem:


You get four brass bushings and four clips; enough to do four vehicles. Yes, the dealer only sell them in four's, unless they stock the number.

Remove the air intake tube, then disconnect the TV cable from the throttle body.

Insert the bushing into the linkage; ensure that the
shoulder of the bushing is facing the throttle body.

Re-install the TV cable.

Insert clip in place.

And that is it. That took me about 5 minutes.

Links that I used for reference:

Transmission Throttle Valve Bushing Upgrade

Lincolns Online:
Transmission Throttle Valve Bushing Upgrade

AOD TV Rod retainer/bushing broke
Pic request - 92+ 5.0 upper intake - TB & TV bracketry


If you have any comments, suggestions, or see any errors, please let me know.....

Last updated on March 29/2009

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