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Old 01-06-2011, 03:23 PM
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Default Re: How To: Clean IAC (Idle Air Control)

Longer life out of the IAC. Too bad nobody did it on my Ranger.

I need to pull my replacement IAC soon and see how it's doing.
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Old 01-06-2011, 05:01 PM
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Do you get a smoother ride or maybe better MPG for say?
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Old 01-07-2011, 06:53 AM
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Ocassionaly I get a high idle even after the motor is warm. The MAF was cleaned. Would cleaning the IAC possibly help this? Thanx
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:18 AM
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Ya it will help
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:15 AM
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The IAC is basically a miniature throttle body that is controlled by the computer. When parked or stopped, your foot is off the gas so the throttle body is closed. The IAC opens and closes to allow enough air in to keep the engine idling.

When the IAC becomes too dirty, it will gum up and not open and close as it should. This could result in a rough idle, or the vehicle choking and shutting off when coming to a stop. You may gain a slight increase in fuel efficiency if it is idling so poorly that it is burning excess fuel.

Mostly, cleaning the IAC will keep the engine idling smoothly.
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:10 AM
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Thanx!
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:57 PM
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if im not having a rough idle, i shouldnt try to clean the iac?
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:13 PM
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Clean it anyways, It cant hurt. Just do it properly.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:32 PM
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never even seen this. i have never even clean my MAF. My truck idles perfect the way it is already. Should i do it? if so all i do is take it out like stl said then use the cleaner with q-tips? is there a spot that i can't touch? like the MAF you can't touch it at all can i touch this part? would it hurt it?
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:36 PM
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Dont touch The inside with your fingers, Its really simple, I did it!
haha

It really gets dirty in there too. I had about 30+ q tips full of black. and paper towels soaked with black.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:40 PM
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Dont touch The inside with your fingers, Its really simple, I did it!
haha

It really gets dirty in there too. I had about 30+ q tips full of black. and paper towels soaked with black.
lol i ment with the q-tips can i touch it with the q-tips?
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:42 PM
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hell yes! haha
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:44 PM
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hell yes! haha
haha ok got it!!
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:46 PM
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why cant i touch the inside w my fingers?
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:51 PM
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There really isnt a solid reason that im aware of, I just dont think sticking fingers in the electronically operated Valve would create a positive outcome.
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