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How much does Idle Control Valve Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Idle Control Valve Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2016 Scion FR-S$418$338.32$79.996%$445.82
2016 Buick Verano$377$296.56$79.996%$404.06
2015 Ram ProMaster 3500$372$292.24$79.996%$399.74
2011 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500$656$575.99$79.994%$683.49
2015 BMW ActiveHybrid 7$390$309.99$79.996%$417.49
2011 Ford Mustang$197$116.56$79.9912%$224.06

Idle Control Valve Replacement Service

What is the Idle Control Valve all about?

The Idle Control Valve is designed to control and maintain a consistent engine idle speed. The valve helps counter anything the driver may do to put extra load on the engine, such as turn on the air conditioning, sound systems, lights, etc. When the car is cold, the idle control valve helps the engine start.

Keep in mind:

The idle control valve usually goes bad because of excessive carbon buildup in the intake manifold.

How it's done:

  • Scan the computer system in the car for codes.
  • Check for any vacuum leaks.
  • Check electrical connections.
  • Remove and replace the idle air control valve if faulty.
  • Clean carbon out of intake manifold ports.
  • Clear Engine Check light.

Our recommendation:

It is a good idea to get an air induction service performed every 3 to 4 years. This will ensure that the carbon does not build up on the valve. When you are getting the idle control valve replaced, your mechanic should inspect the vacuum lines for leaks. If the vacuum is leaking, it will mimic the symptoms of a bad IAC valve.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Idle Control Valve?

  • When the engine is idle, (car not moving), the engine may stall.
  • Excessive racing noise from the engine.
  • Engine may shut off if AC is turned on.
  • Check Engine light is on.

How important is this service?

The idle control valve is responsible for maintaining a constant and consistent engine. It achieves this by ensuring that the idle speed is always constant. Many factors – such as a cold engine, the radio, or the air conditioning – effect the idling speed of the engine, so the idle control valve neutralizes these outside factors, and makes sure that the engine is consistently idling at a stable speed. When the idle control valve malfunctions, the idling speed is no longer regulated. This means that if you turn on the radio or the air conditioning, which requires power, your engine may stall. It also means that your vehicle may not be able to turn on.


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Matthew

33 years of experience
991 reviews
Matthew
33 years of experience
Honda Accord - Idle Control Valve - Newport News, Virginia
Truly a professional, but with a down to earth demeanor and an ability to easily explain car parts and problems in a way that any layman can understand. Positive and enjoyable to talk with.
Ford Ranger - Idle Control Valve - Norfolk, Virginia
Matthew was very nice, knowledgable and got the work done in a timely manner. The fact that they come to you was extremely convenient and took some of the stress of having car trouble away. Communication throughout was good as well. I would recommend this service.

Pedro

1 years of experience
26 reviews
Pedro
1 years of experience
Acura TL - Idle Control Valve - Chicago, Illinois
Went beyond the quote time of 1 hour to help me sort out my issue and surprisingly he helped get my car started again

Marco

29 years of experience
129 reviews
Marco
29 years of experience
Nissan Sentra - Idle Control Valve - Ontario, California
Let me know about other problems I wasn’t aware of which is great. Finished the requested tune up quickly.

Jason

32 years of experience
335 reviews
Jason
32 years of experience
Lexus ES300 - Idle Control Valve - Dallas, Texas
Jason was not only approachable and friendly but also made the fix of our car problem look easy. Thank you for this experience, and you are definitely on our shortlist going forward.

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