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My 2004 ford explorer v6 will stall when starting unless i tap the gas petal slightly after the key is turned. After that its fine no check engine light is on and auto zone checked the codes....i have an iac error and an engine misfire, i have replaced plugs and wires already and tried cleaning the MAF

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    teds repairs Dec 03, 2012

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    teds repairs Dec 03, 2012

    can you go to my link to my garage I am on facebook,so I can post a picture of the iac valve thank you .

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    teds repairs Dec 03, 2012

    try it one more time

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    teds repairs Dec 03, 2012

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    teds repairs Dec 03, 2012

    go to my facebook page and I will sent the picture there is a problem with it here


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The iac code has nothing to do with the maf . the maf is your mass air flow sensor and it is in the air tube going to the throttle body. the iac is your idle air control valve that is in the throttle body next to the throttle position sensor

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    lilsunshine1 Dec 03, 2012

    I was looking for the iac valve and have done some online research and i dont think my car has 1

  • teds repairs
    teds repairs Dec 03, 2012

    all cars have them I have been repairing cars for 25 years.

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    teds repairs Dec 03, 2012

    this is it

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    teds repairs Dec 03, 2012

    try this

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    teds repairs Dec 30, 2012

    here is the link to my garage.I m on facebook,and I have a lot of people from now on my page


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check for spark/fuel /vacuum -air leaks.....test plugs..then wires .and egr valve and snorkle and intake areas for air being introduced near each cylinder with carb cleaner wafted near then while idling

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sounds like EGR valve and sensor this controls idle speed when at a stop. the po171 is a burn lean or rich code need to know what bank 1 or 2. also check for a vacuum leak from one of the hoses.

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