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Is there an easy way to just clean the idle air control valve on an 03 ford taurus

My car runs fine till i slow down or come to a stop then it dies after car is warmed up. cant drive long distances cause i have to keep the gas pressed while hitting the brakes. can you simple clean the idle air control valve for a quick fix for a while. will eventually buy a new one just dont have money right and have a long ride to work and back everyday. will cleaning it fix it until i can buy a new one. need to fix before i wear another set of brakes out.

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The best way for a temp fix is to remove it and clean it with carb cleaner in the rotay valve anlet it dry it will dry quickly and with a small screwdriver GENTERLY make sure the valve rotates . ps check your front b pads

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If there is no check engine light on I would go the local auto parts
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SOURCE: 2001 v6 escape rough idle when cold

To update my earlier repair on the 2001 6 cyl Escape: When cold, and when the ignition was turned over but no accelerator pressure given, the rough idle finally returned the P0303 code again when the check engine light came on indicating that it wasn't caused by the plugs or the coil. FYI, I had replaced the intake manifold gaskets during the original repair and just prior to that I had replaced the fuel filter which was very dirty (I cut it open to see).

The repair manual referred to fuel injectors as a possible problem. I have run three tanks of fuel using different injector cleaning products and am very pleased with the results. Cold starts are much smoother and I am unable to coax out the P0303 code or any other code.

My opinion, change the fuel filter, use a fuel injector cleaner for a couple of tanks, change the plugs if the problem still exists. The coils were not the problem on my vehicle.

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I dont think it is the PCV but its a good idea to replace the PCV at least once a year either way, and its very cheap, usually $2-$5 at autozone.

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It could be a lot of things, check the gas cap, vacuum leak, IAC, may need a tune-up ( check plugs, wires, air filter), seizing pulley, timing issue (check CKP sensor and CMP sensor), sticking valves, misfire, Fuel line pressure, or an issue with CAT or muffler.Good luck.

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