Ford Fusion Throttle Body

The Ford Fusion is a four-door, mid-size sedan that was first introduced in 2005, followed by a second generation in 2012. If you are experiencing problems with the throttle body in your Ford Fusion, then you can use these replacement parts to fix it.

How does the throttle body work?

The throttle body is located between the air intake filter and the intake manifold in the Fusion. It is a large tube containing a butterfly valve that regulates the amount of air entering the engine based on the input of the driver.

In fuel injection vehicles, the electronic throttle body is a critical component of the vehicles air intake system. When the accelerator pedal is pressed down, a plate inside the body rotates and opens up a passage, allowing more air into the intake manifold. The position of the pedal also determines how much fuel is injected into the system.

Some vehicles carefully utilize the amount of air and fuel by gauging what it needs through sensors and electronic systems. This is generally a more efficient means of delivering air and fuel to the engine compared to other vehicles with a carburetor.

What are the symptoms of a defective throttle body?

One of the most common problems is that the housing has become worn out or clogged. This can disrupt the amount of air and fuel flowing into the system. They can also fall victim to electrical problems or a faulty throttle position sensor, which is located directly on the body where it can monitor the position of the throttle. If the problem is a faulty sensor, then you can purchase a replacement sensor separately without replacing the entire body.

In most cases, a defective body will produce an incorrect mixture of air and fuel, which can result in stalling, erratic acceleration, a shifting transmission, and rough idling in your vehicle. If the problem originates in the body, the check engine light might also turn on.

Although the longevity of the device will vary based on driving conditions and the number of miles driven, some vehicles with high mileages will experience more problems, and if enough damage or debris accumulates, the throttle body may need to be cleaned or replaced entirely.

How can you upgrade the throttle body?

Most devices are only compatible with certain vehicles. If you are buying a replacement, then you need to make sure that it fits the model and year of your Ford Fusion.

However, there are a number of aftermarket parts available that will improve the fuel economy, performance, and response of your Ford Fusion. Replacing the OEM device with an aftermarket part will boost the amount of airflow that the intake manifold receives. Many aftermarket throttle bodies are made with a high-quality linkage and double-sealed bearings to improve the efficiency and durability of the system.