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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
2015 Ford Edge $220 $139.68 $79.99 11% $247.18
2010 Ferrari 599 GTB $367 $286.56 $79.99 6% $394.06
2007 GMC Yukon XL 1500 $125 $44.64 $79.99 18% $152.14
2008 Land Rover LR2 $1290 $1210.29 $79.99 2% $1317.79
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 $318 $237.60 $79.99 7% $345.10
2016 Jaguar XF $403 $322.77 $79.99 6% $430.27

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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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Mario

8 years of experience
29 reviews
Mario
8 years of experience
Honda Accord - Idle Control Valve - Long Beach, California
Awesome!! On time both days Professional and courteous Showed me what he was doing and explained how things worked Highly recommended Ten Stars!!!!!!

Nicholas

10 years of experience
304 reviews
Nicholas
10 years of experience
Nissan Maxima - Idle Control Valve - Raleigh, North Carolina
Nicholass arrived twenty minutes early and had the air box off before his appointment time even came around. He was the fastest mechanic I’ve ever seen and had great tips on how to keep my old girl running. The Maxima Phenix lives again and it’s thanks to Nicholass!

Stephen

31 years of experience
29 reviews
Stephen
31 years of experience
Acura TL - Idle Control Valve - Denver, Colorado
Midas tried to say I needed the idle air control valve replaced after they put in my catalytic converter, although you just replaced it. Either way hopefully it will pass emissions.

Jeshua

6 years of experience
89 reviews
Jeshua
6 years of experience
Honda Pilot - Idle Control Valve - Sarasota, Florida
Jeshua was professional, courteous and easy to work with. I have already recommended him to another customer.

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