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Among the most important factors in having a smooth running car is a consistent idle speed. Having the incorrect idle speed can lead to a variety of different issues. There are a number of different components that have to work together in order for a car to idle properly. The idle control valve is among the most important components that will help to ensure that a car idles at the right speed. When trying to start the engine when it is cold outside, the idle control valve will assist the car in getting going. Each time the car is cranked, this control valve will have to work in order to ensure the smooth running of the engine.

Most car owners are surprised at the amount of carbon that their engine produces. The buildup of carbon over time can make it very hard for things like the mass airflow sensor and the idle air control valve to function. The more carbon that these components start to acquire, the harder it will be for the air to pass through them properly. The idle air control valve on a vehicle is supposed to last as long as the car does, but this is usually not the case. Due to the excessive use that this part gets and the amount of heat that it is exposed to, the idle control valve will wear out over time.

Not having full use of the idle air control valve can lead to a number of different issues. The inability to idle properly can make driving a car a very daunting and frustrating experience.

When the idle air control valve is damaged, here are some of the signs that you may start to notice:

  • The engine is stalling out on a regular basis
  • The idle is very high when the engine starts
  • The engine shuts off when the A/C is turned on
  • The Check Engine Light is on

Taking notice of these warning signs is the best way to reduce the amount of damage that is done to the vehicle. Having a [new idle air control valve installed]https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/idle-control-valve-replacement can help to restore your engine back to normal.


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Tien

21 years of experience
896 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Lexus RX300 - Idle Control Valve Replacement - Oakland, California
Very professional and experienced. There was a gasket missing in the part box, and Tien solved the problem, putting in extra effort to get the job done within the existing quote. This was my first experience with your mechanic, and I will definitely use again! Thanks again, Tien!
Toyota Solara - Idle Control Valve - Berkeley, California
Excellet service and honest assessment. He actually saved me from spending on one of the two services that were recommended by the dealer. Note: The estimate changed once I put in my VIN. This was due to the particular part costing more than the automated initial estimate. I confirmed that in fact the part was much more pricey than initially quoted. Tien recommended to let him inspect the part first and try and perform maintenance before going forward with replacing he part. If it did need to be replace, he recommended a way for me to purchase the part at a low cost. It turned out that the maintenance he performed resolved the issue.

Jeremy

18 years of experience
295 reviews
Jeremy
18 years of experience
Toyota Avalon - Idle Control Valve - West Palm Beach, Florida
He was great and ontime. He knew the problem right away and now it works great. Will definitely book my next service with him.
Honda Accord - Idle Control Valve - Lake Worth, Florida
Excellent job. Very happy to have a great mechanic. His knowledge and professionalism are incredible. Thank you so much, for giving me unforgettable positive experience. KD

Daniel

9 years of experience
69 reviews
Daniel
9 years of experience
Mazda Millenia - Idle Control Valve - Chicago, Illinois
Daniel is dedicated to his craft. Excellent mechanic who provided great service and displayed professionalism throughout his service. Very detailed and represented the company with great pride. I would recommend your company to my friends.

Yoel

7 years of experience
71 reviews
Yoel
7 years of experience
Mercury Mountaineer - Idle Control Valve - Primos, Pennsylvania
Yoel did a great job. Not only for the repair of my idle control but in explaining other car functions to me. I would use him again.

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