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Iac and throttle body

I need to know how to clean both, my car will start after several attempts. will not idle at first. when it does start it dies, try again and push the gas for at least 5 minutes and it will run. when i get to my destination and turn it off it will start right back up with no problem. i thought it was the alternator but i took the positive cable off my battery and it still runs. I have been on the internet checking things out and it looks to me like the iac and the throttle body needs to be cleaned. I have lost my repair manual abd i live in a small town and i am scared to drive to far. any suggestions.
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Cleaning the throttle body is no big problem; simply remove the air filter box, and remove the tube from the air filter box that connects to the throttle body. Spray carb cleaner on the flap valve and all around the flap valve. Regarding you idle condition, cleaning the Idle Air Control valve (IAC) may do you no good. Once it fails, it is usually done. You prob need to install a replacement IAC. It is UNDER the throttle chamber, you will see it when you remove the air tube to the throttle body. I change several of these a month. Common failure.

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