Question about 1992 Lexus Sc 400
Hi all. I've got a small problem. This all started after I didn't drive my car for a week because of heavy snow. Ok when I start her up there is quite a bit of Wight smoke and a unstable and low idel. It sort of sounds like a misfire but not. This unstableness seems to continue through all revs. There is a big flat spot at exactly 3000 revs, before and after is okay. It is not the head gasket or plus and it is not missing. There is 2 small exhaust leeks after each cat thow! There is a strong smell of unburnt gas, like the choke is on on an old car. And every now and again there is an error message on the dash but only when I take my foot off the pedal. Any ideas
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The Idle Air Control (IAC) valve is clogged. This part feeds air to the engine at start-up and idle when the throttle bodies are closed. I removed the throttle body assembly from my 2001 RX300 and separated it from the IAC. After a good cleaning with throttle body cleaner the IAC was good as new. I later decided to replace it during routine maintenance. You can pick up a brand new IAC on eBay (genuine Lexus/Toyota part). The dealer will want upwards of $400.00 for a 45 minute job (all you need are basis hand tools).
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
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