Airaid EconoAid Throttle Body Booster Installation - 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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How to Install an Airaid EconoAid Throttle Body Booster on a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee


Today on our 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, we'll be installing the AirAid EconoAid throttle body booster part number AR1022. To begin with, we'll need to go ahead and raise the hood of the vehicle. Then, we'll need to remove this plastic cover that covers the top part of the engine. You just simply lift up on it and the tabs that hold it in place will release. We can go ahead and set that aside for now. Now we can see here, we're going to need to loosen up two hose clamps. We'll begin here at the air box side where we'll loosen up the hose clamp enough, so we can slide the boot off the air intake box.

Now, we'll go ahead and move over near the throttle body. We'll need to disconnect the air intake temperature sensor right here. To do this, we'll just simply squeeze the tab in and gently pull outward. Next, we'll need to go ahead and loosen the hose clamp that holds a hard plastic tube to the throttle body. Once we have this one loose, we can go ahead and remove this whole center section here. There's a rubber tab up underneath that is pushed into place, so you may need to pull up with a little bit of force. Once you have this section removed, now we're ready to go ahead and take the four screws out that hold the throttle body in place.

You'll see here as we're removing the four screws that they don't have a standard thread but a pretty wide open thread, so when we put them back in, we won't need to tighten them very tight. Now that we've got all four screws loose, we can go ahead and set the throttle body off to the side. You can see here that there's a rubber gasket that is underneath there between the intake the throttle body. We want to make sure that this stays in place. If it does come out, you need to make sure you put it back the way it was. Next, we'll go ahead and take the EconoAid as well as the EconoAid gaskets supplied with the kit and we'll put that to the throttle body. We want to make sure that the riding on the EconoAid is facing the throttle body.

Now, well go ahead and take the screws and feed them through the throttle body through the EconoAid gaskets supplied with the kit and finally through the EconoAid itself. We'll go ahead and start by putting a two top screws in and then, we'll gently set the throttle body with a gasket in the EconoAid back on to the intake manifold making sure that all the gaskets stay in place. Now, with this back on, we can go ahead and put the other two screws in. Once we have all four screws in, we can go ahead and tighten them down but again, it doesn't take very much tightening before the screws will bottom out. Be conscious not to overtighten the screws as they will strip out easily. You need to make sure that you push the butterfly on the throttle body open to make sure that it is not interfering with the EconoAid. Now with the throttle body tighten back down, now we can go ahead and put the center plastic section on that we removed earlier. We'll go ahead and put the boot back on to the throttle body as well as on to the air box lead.

Now that we have all the boots back on, we can go ahead and tighten down both of the hose clamps that we loosened up earlier. Once we have that done, we can go ahead and reconnect our intake air temperature sensor that we removed earlier. Finally, we can put the cover back on the top of the engine here. To do this, you just line up the tabs and simply push down and it will lock into place. With that, we've completed the installation of our AirAid EconoAid throttle body booster part number AR1022 on our 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. .


Questions and Comments about this Video

James V.

Does the booster increase accerleration respond

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Reply from Jon G.

Although this part is no longer available, it will (or would) improve fuel economy and increase throttle response as you inquired about.