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Can you clean the idle air control valve?
Last Updated: 5th March, 2020
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Regarding this, can the idle control valve be cleaned?
Cleaning an idle air-control valve can keep you from buying a new part, but only certain idle air-control valves can be cleaned. The idle air-control valve must have a spring-operated valve for cleaning to make it work.
Also, how do you test a idle air control valve? To check if an idle control valve is working properly, start by turning on your engine and letting it run for a minute or 2. Then, when it's at an idling speed, take note of the RPMs in your car. Next, turn the engine off and disconnect the idle control motor under your hood.
Secondly, what are the symptoms of a bad idle air control valve?
Usually a bad or failing idle control valve will produce a few symptoms that can alert the driver of a potential issue.
- Irregular idle speed. One of the most common symptoms associated with a problematic idle air control valve is irregular idle speed.
- Check Engine Light comes on.
- Engine stalling.
How do I reset my idle air control valve?
Reset the IAC valve pintle position by performing the following:
- Depress the accelerator pedal slightly.
- Start the engine and run for 5 seconds.
- Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position for 10 seconds.
- Restart the engine and check for proper idle operation.