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Cannot locate an idle control valve for a 1985 Plymouth Caravelle with a 2.2 TBI; but, it looks like they make be able to be cleaned to preclude the sticking. My car currently runs bad at idle and wants to die, even with the tune up and idle and timing set to specifications.

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There isno need to remove the valve to clean it, do the following procedure to cure the sludge problem.

To correct this problem get a can of Throttle Body cleaner (it is made by CRC) from the local auto parts store, spray it into the air intake of the engine while it is running until you have used about half the can, you will need to hold the idle up while you do this, it will try to stall, after this shut the engine down and disconnect the Negative (-) battery cable for 5 minutes. The intake is now clean, if you continue to have the idle speeds problems you may need to seek the help of a professional.

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