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I would like to know the location of the Idle Control Valve for the 1996 Saturn SL1

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There are to eletrical components next to one another. The throttle position sensor and the idle control vavle. They are right where the air supply housing goes into the metal part of the air intake system. Right at the firewall the air intake line, a big rubber hose, attaches to the metal trhottle body. The bottom of the two is the idle control valve. It has an oblong electrical connection and uses a small "torgues" type male wrench to get the two screws out. Torgues is the star shaped screw, rather than a hex head of phillips head type screw.

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