If you are like most people who use a vehicle on a regular basis, then your automobile is probably full of parts that you have never heard of before. This, however, does not mean that any one of these parts could end up going bad and causing you a lot of problems. For example, if you are not a mechanic, or have not worked on a lot of different cars then you probably don't know that small parts like a throttle bushing can cause a lot of havoc on your engine and be problematic to locate and repair. This is because a throttle bushing is not specific to one part of a car, there are several throttle bushings located throughout a normal vehicle, and if any one of them goes bad or develops cracks, you could find yourself digging through your engine searching for a way to find and repair this small part.
If you do find the throttle bushing that is causing you problems then getting a new one and replacing it so that the vehicle runs like it should is not a problem. The main dilemma when dealing with a throttle bushing problem is finding the initial source of the problem. This is probably an area that you will need someone with mechanical expertise to help discover where the problem is when you realize that the vehicle is behaving wrongly. After the problem has been discovered, if you have had a mechanic work on it this long, then you are probably better off going ahead and letting them repair the throttle bushing. However, throttle bushings are usually not that difficult to replace, and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on what need they are intended to fulfill on the automobile. This means that one throttle bushing could vary greatly from another, so you will need to be exact when you are looking up and pricing the parts that will be needed to repair your vehicle.
So, this means that if the mechanic found the problem and you are going to try and repair it yourself to save a little extra money you will need to get the exact data on parts and information to make sure that you are getting the throttle bushing that you need. Once this is done, and you have your part, you will want to make sure that you are clear on how it fits into the engine section that you are working on. Throttle bushings generally have threaded and non-threaded ends, so figuring out how it works should not be that difficult, but there are trickier sections where throttle bushings fit in that may require some assistance.
So, just to be sure that you are working in familiar territory and that you don't do anything that could come back to hurt the automobile because the throttle bushing was installed incorrectly, you will need to make sure that you have the installation information laid out. You can do this either by looking into getting a repair manual specific for your vehicle or you can try to find the information online and print it out. Either way, you will not want to try and remove the throttle bushing or put it back into place without a full understanding of the vehicle and how it goes together in that particular section. This will work to prevent you from an even larger headache and potentially greater mechanic bills because you will be working on assembling something from a schematic. However, if you still have doubts about putting in the throttle bushing by yourself the best thing you could do would be to turn to a friend who has worked on vehicles extensively before.