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There are many different times when you will be idling your car; when you’re sitting in front of the gas station waiting for someone to go in and grab a snack or a drink, or while you’re sitting in line waiting to pick up a child. You will also be idling every time you stop at a red light. While you probably don’t think about this process very often, it’s an important one and you want to be sure that the parts involved are kept in the best shape possible. The idle control valve is responsible for keeping the engine idling smoothly; however it does not work on its own and is connected to the central computer. The computer provides the valve with feedback to ensure that the correct RPM are maintained. Defects can occur when a circuit shorts out, which makes the part react slowly and causes the engine to stall while idling.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when searching for an idle control valve:

  • Size: There are a large number of different idle control valves, so be sure that you’re getting the correct size when you buy one at your local parts store or order it online.

  • Type: Take pictures of the old idle control valve before you go to the store to get one; check to see if it has a bullet, blade or pin-style valve.

  • Terminal: Identify whether you have a male or female terminal.

  • Material: You want an idle control valve that is made of stainless steel and tungsten alloys; these are the only two materials that are carbon resistant and will keep the part from becoming clogged.

Note: Get an o-ring or gasket at the same time to save effort and increase efficiency of the part.

Idle control valves are not an incredibly cheap part, so be sure you get the correct one before you make that investment!

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Tien

21 years of experience
894 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
288 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
66 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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