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Its not the idle air control valve or the mass air flow sensor. What else could it be? my mechanic doesn't know
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
had same problem i would check the Idel Air Valve and also check all of your vaccum hose lines makeing sure there are no cracks or splits in rubber connectors if there is repair immediatelt because over time they start to dammage the internal parts fo the engine and if youve replace tps mass air etc. sounds like a vaccum hose problem
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
SOURCE: Idles bad
Sounds like you may have an upper intake manifold leak. Typically the gasket between the Plenum and the lower intake dries up and gets sucked into the intake a little causing a leak and a high idle issue. The repair requires the removal of the plenum and replacement of the gasket. NOTE: there is a torx bolt hidden between the center plenum runners and can only be seen by looking straight down at the top of the plenum and it may be covered in dirt. If you have to use a bar to pry off the plenum you probably have missed a bolt. Typically it is the one noted above. Best of luck.
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
It has been my experience that this problem is usually caused by a dirty or bad Idle Air Control Valve (IACV). I would try removing the IACV and cleaning it thoroughly, as well as the air passages in the intake manifold.
You can check the valve itself. Check the resistance between the two terminals with an ohmmeter. The resistance should be approximately 10 ohms at 77°F. Also make sure the plunger moves in and out without sticking or binding and the spring is not broken.
OK now the bad news, the (IACV) is at the back of the engine and up against the fire wall. Lots of bad words will be used to replacing this and i think the dealer charges $550.00 in labour alone.
You can try running Sea Foam through the manifold, just follow the instructions and there will be lots of smoke, Do a search on You Tube for Sea Foam. You can try blasting it with throttle body cleaner though a vacuum tube and down the throttle body, may have to use three cans, just follow the instruction again.
Good luck and keep me posted.
Posted on May 27, 2009
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