Question about Toyota Cars & Trucks
Posted by Anonymous on
You have done a lot, have you been able to have it checked for codes. where I live several of the auto parts store will check and give you the codes they find for free. You probably know when you disconnect the battery it will erase the codes. If your check engine lights is on you should have codes.
Posted on Aug 04, 2017
Posted on Aug 04, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Have you looked at your idle air control valve
What is it? This is an electrically driven valve that allows additional
control over the throttle at idle
Where is it located? The IAC is located on or adjacent to
the throttle body and consists of a small device held on by two bolts with an
How does it work? When the throttle is closed the throttle plate closes off any air from the intake manifold. In order to stop the engine from stalling due to lack of air the IAC opens a small valve allowing air to pass from the air ducting to the intake manifold. Often the IAC components consist of an air inlet port in the inside wall of the throttle body, immediately in front of the throttle plate, with a similar exit port behind the throttle plate. Connecting the two ports is a motor driven valve. When the valve is opened air effectively by-passes the closed throttle plate to maintain the engine at idle. The IAC also augments the throttle when additional power demands are put on the engine such as steering.
Symptoms of faulty IAC
How to check? Physically remove the IAC but keep the electrical connection to it. Temporarily block off the now open ports on the throttle, turn the engine on and examine the IAC valve action in response to additional loads (power steering inputs etc). The valve should open and close according to demand.
How to fix? If the motor of the IAC has failed then replace the IAC. If the valve is gummed closed by baked oil and carbon then clean it thoroughly with carburetor choke cleaner spray and a cloth. Similarly if the entry and exit ports on the throttle body to the IAC look blocked again clean them out thoroughly.
Posted on Jun 03, 2010
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