Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #1  
Old 08-08-2010, 10:48 AM
STL STL is offline
...............

 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 23,398
Default How To: Clean IAC (Idle Air Control)

Tools Needed.
  • 5/16 socket and ratchet
  • CRC throttle body cleaner.
  • Couple Q-tips


1. First remove throttle body plastic cover.


2. Remove electrical connector on the side of the IAC (Red Arrows)
Remove the IAC my removing the two bolts holding it down (Blue Arrows)


3. Lay the IAC down on a paper towel. You will notice it is all black on the inside.


4. Using the CRC throttle body cleaner spray the inside. Use a q-tip to rub down in the tight spots.


5. Let dray and reinstall in reverse order.
__________________
2005 Edge

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-10-2010, 04:13 PM
98rangerxlt 98rangerxlt is offline
Ford Tough
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 303
Default Re: How To: Clean IAC (Idle Air Control)

Can i use CRC Electric Parts Cleaner?
__________________
98 ford ranger xlt ex cab 4.0 v6 auto trans
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-10-2010, 04:49 PM
STL STL is offline
...............

 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 23,398
Default Re: How To: Clean IAC (Idle Air Control)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 98rangerxlt View Post
Can i use CRC Electric Parts Cleaner?
Ya that will work also.
__________________
2005 Edge

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-12-2010, 05:12 PM
More_Cowbell More_Cowbell is offline
Chrome Dont Get You Home
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,169
Default Re: How To: Clean IAC (Idle Air Control)

would MAF cleaner work aswell?
__________________
1990 Ranger Extended Cab
2.9L V6 5 Speed Transmission
Planning to put a 347 and a T-5 in it eventually

Quote:
Originally Posted by FireRanger View Post
It looks like someone attacked the front of the truck with a bedazzler.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-12-2010, 06:11 PM
STL STL is offline
...............

 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 23,398
Default Re: How To: Clean IAC (Idle Air Control)

I believe so because MAF cleaner is just like electrical contact cleaner
__________________
2005 Edge

Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-12-2010, 06:30 PM
05RangerEdge 05RangerEdge is offline
I'm a sell out
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 2,299
Default Re: How To: Clean IAC (Idle Air Control)

How often is this recommended? anything different on the 3.0?
__________________
SOLD: 2005 Ranger EDGE+ Supercab (2dr) 4x2
SOLD: 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 QC 5.7 HEMI
CURRENT: 2015 Tacoma DCLB TRD Sport
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-13-2010, 01:50 AM
STL STL is offline
...............

 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 23,398
Default Re: How To: Clean IAC (Idle Air Control)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 05RangerEdge View Post
How often is this recommended? anything different on the 3.0?
Should be pretty much the same on the 2.3 and 3.0

I would clean it every 3 oil changes. Or maybe twice a year if it is not getting that dirty.
__________________
2005 Edge

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-13-2010, 04:53 PM
02maz 02maz is offline
I love my truck
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,528
Default Re: How To: Clean IAC (Idle Air Control)

I was going to do this today and clean the throttle body but I have a sticker on my IAC that reads: Attention Do not clean inside throttle body or adjust hard stop screw. Special coating on throttle plate and bore. So does this mean I can't clean my IAC or throttle body?

__________________
2002 Mazda B3000 3.0L V6 4X4 | 2010 F-150 | 1990 Jeep Commanche 4.0L |
Mods:
off road lights | back up lights | auxiliary bed lights | interior LEDs | rhino liner | John Deere mudflaps | fog light mod | air box mod
Mustang dome light | Explorer OHC | Rampage LED brakestrip | maxed t-bars | Dixie horn | painted interior accents | undercoating | Cooper Discoverer AT3s

Mods to come: louder exhaust
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-13-2010, 05:42 PM
96B2300 96B2300 is offline
Super Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 130
Default Re: How To: Clean IAC (Idle Air Control)

No, the throttle body cleaner is safe to use on there, it's printed on the back of the can.
__________________
1996 Mazda B2300 2.3 5 speed

Mods:Cherry bomb, bedlined interior, blacked out corners, 3rd brake light and tails, blacked out rims, painted calipers and drums red, muffler tip.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-13-2010, 05:55 PM
mickblock mickblock is offline
Get off my lawn
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,059
Default Re: How To: Clean IAC (Idle Air Control)

Quote:
Originally Posted by STL View Post
I believe so because MAF cleaner is just like electrical contact cleaner
I thought they were way different in that ecc left a film of silicone, no?
__________________
08 4.0 Sport 4x4
Stock
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-13-2010, 07:09 PM
02maz 02maz is offline
I love my truck
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,528
Default Re: How To: Clean IAC (Idle Air Control)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 96B2300 View Post
No, the throttle body cleaner is safe to use on there, it's printed on the back of the can.
Ok thanks, I just wanted to be on the safe side and double check.
__________________
2002 Mazda B3000 3.0L V6 4X4 | 2010 F-150 | 1990 Jeep Commanche 4.0L |
Mods:
off road lights | back up lights | auxiliary bed lights | interior LEDs | rhino liner | John Deere mudflaps | fog light mod | air box mod
Mustang dome light | Explorer OHC | Rampage LED brakestrip | maxed t-bars | Dixie horn | painted interior accents | undercoating | Cooper Discoverer AT3s

Mods to come: louder exhaust
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-13-2010, 07:47 PM
Fordzilla80 Fordzilla80 is offline
Welcome to FRF!
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 8,952
Default Re: How To: Clean IAC (Idle Air Control)

From what I understand, that special coating is just some non-stick stuff that keeps whatever sticks to throttle bodies from sticking to the throttle body. Probably carbon.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-20-2010, 05:31 PM
GeorgiaRanger GeorgiaRanger is offline
Bronco!
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,188
Default Re: How To: Clean IAC (Idle Air Control)

Will i gain 100 horsepowers from this?
__________________
Bronco in the near future!

2002 Gold Ranger (46k miles) : Totaled May 2012

Quote:
Originally Posted by chaddwalters View Post
Lmao like a good neighbor, FRF is there!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-20-2010, 05:35 PM
DiabloBlanco DiabloBlanco is offline
Get Lifted.
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 6,402
Default Re: How To: Clean IAC (Idle Air Control)

Ill have to do this once the weather clears! Thanks STL
__________________
YZ the way to be!
The Brotherhood!

Mods to come: Camburg entry 6.0 system. FiberwerkX Fenders and bedsides. Tube bumper.
R.I.P. Jeff Ashton. 1992-2011
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-06-2011, 03:08 PM
DrIftKi7Vg DrIftKi7Vg is offline
Sunny Soonkyu <3
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 4,401
Send a message via AIM to DrIftKi7Vg Send a message via MSN to DrIftKi7Vg
Default Re: How To: Clean IAC (Idle Air Control)

What to you get as result wise after cleaning it? I know the IAC will be cleaner but any gain in MPG or what?
__________________
Sunny
2002 Ford Ranger Edge Flex Fuel 2wd
LED Crazy!
Complete Pioneer Audio setup
5000k HID Projector retrofit and 3000k Fogs
Super Turbo Dynomax Exhaust
Mustang Dome Light Mod - Fog Light Mod
Achilles Desert Hawk 255/45/20 with 20'' rims

Much more!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discuss How To: Clean MAF (Mass Air Flow Sensor) STL How-To Submissions 65 02-08-2015 08:04 PM
How to clean the IAC valve big green How-To Submissions 20 04-27-2014 12:09 PM
cabin air control DCWard47 Interior Tech 3 09-01-2010 06:51 PM
How To: Clean MAF (Mass Air Flow Sensor) STL Engine/Drivetrain Guides 0 07-26-2010 05:05 PM
Discuss How To: Replace Idle Air Control vavle (IAC) surfer03133 How-To Submissions 0 08-22-2009 08:42 PM