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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.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Kia Magentis $185 $105.33 $79.99 12% $212.83
2012 Mitsubishi Lancer $820 $740.06 $79.99 3% $847.56
2009 Saab 9-3 $371 $290.78 $79.99 6% $398.28
2006 BMW 530i $371 $290.78 $79.99 6% $398.28
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 $189 $108.62 $79.99 12% $216.12
2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $978 $898.29 $79.99 2% $1005.79

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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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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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