Speaking of things you never anticipate, auto repair shops refusing to do work with customer-provided parts is one. Being nasty about it is another.Today was the day, but I could not get the old throttle body off. The bottom nut was way overtightened, and I goobered it up trying to loosen it.
To try to save the day, and not make my effort fruitless, I decided to replace the old throttle body sensor with the one on the brand new throttle body. But, instead of having four screws, it was fastened on the new throttle body with three screws and a rivet.
These are things you never anticipate, but it seems like it's always something.
Thankfully, the old sensor went back on and The Beast is running, at least for now.
Fortunately, my go-to guy is not totally swamped, and is working me in today.
Unfortunately, my wife overheard him say that when this happened to another guy, and then to him on his GM vehicle, he replaced all three things with AC-Delco. So, there are the throttle pedal sensors on the pedal assembly and the throttle body, and then there is an actuator. When my wife heard that she questioned me as to why I was going cheap, and not doing all three.
Well, since that's the first time I heard about "all three", I could have used that reason, but, instead, I'm thinking if I just don't do anything, and let her do everything, then she would not have to waste all that energy questioning what I do.
This also means that replacing the throttle body may not solve the problem.