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How Do I clean my idle air control valve?

Discussion in 'Under the Hood' started by Daps, December 15, 2004.

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    1. Daps

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      After searching on this board I found this link

      http://homepage.mac.com/dogfriend/iMovieTheater14.html

      and I have the same exact noise. I see the part he's talking about. 1st it looks like he pulls a line off and the noise goes away, then he puts it back on and the noise comes back, later in the video he takes off what looks like a cap and plug
      What am I suppose to clean when people say clean your IAC value? Am I suppose to take the whole thing off and how do I clean it or just that little looks like a silver plug that was sitting next to the black cap? Do i take and sit it something? Otherwise I've heard you have to replace it. Looking at the video it doesn't look like it would be that hard to replace as it's sitting right there and I'm pretty sure I can do it myself I think it's like $40 at Auto Zone
      I drive a 00 Ex FYI
       
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      Yeah I found it just before I got your post and was reading it when yahoo told me I had mail :)
      Thanks
       
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      I cleaned mine with wd40 took the part off and sprayed the spring and then I move the spring with a screwdriver to loosen it up from all the carbon... I was able to do this twice before I had to buy one... Yeah It was like 50$ or something from advanced.
       
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      410! ROFL!!!!!!!!!!LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ow, it hurts....
       
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      Clean your IAC? Don't bother! Change the S.O.B.. I just changed mine. bought it at Discount Auto Parts - $43.00. Labor? No problem - unplug the wire, remove two bolts, throw away the old one, place the new one, install those two bolts, plug it in, DONE! My mechanic wanted $150.00 for that job, and $900.00 more for a new upper plenum. All that to fix the loud whining noise I was hearing, when this 10 minute job did the trick. Obviously, I won't be going to see him again!

      NOTE: I did NOT install the NEW gasket that came with my new IAC. My old one didn't have a gasket - it had rubber o-rings in the air intake portion of the housing that mates up to the new IAC. So I left the o-rings there and threw away the gasket (mine is a 1997 V6 XLT AWD). Presto! Runs great, no noise.
       

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