Removal & Installation
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Disconnect the Idle Air Control (IAC) valve connector.
Remove the IAC valve retaining bolts.
WARNINGDo not push or pull on the IAC valve pintle on IAC valves that have been in service. The force required to move the pintle may damage the threads on the worm drive.
WARNINGDo not soak the IAC valve in any liquid cleaner or solvent, as damage may result.
- Remove the IAC valve.
If installing a new IAC valve, be sure to replace it with an identical part. The IAC valve pintle shape and diameter are designed for the specific application. Measure the distance between the tip of the IAC valve pintle and the mounting flange. If the distance is greater than 28 mm (1.1 in), use finger pressure to slowly retract the pintle. The force required to retract the pintle will not damage the IAC valve. The purpose of the 28 mm (1.1 in) setting is to prevent the IAC pintle from bottoming out on the pintle seat. This 28 mm (1.1 in) setting is also an adequate setting for controlled idle on a restart.
- Clean the IAC valve O-ring seal area, the pintle valve seat, and the air passage with a suitable fuel system cleaner. Do not use methyl ethyl ketone.
- Lubricate a new O-ring with engine oil. Install the new O-ring onto the valve.
- Install the IAC valve into the throttle body. Tighten the retaining bolts to 27 inch lbs. (3 Nm).
- Connect the IAC valve connector.
- Connect the negative battery cable.
- Start the engine and check for the proper idle speed.