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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
2011 Subaru Forester $512 $441.51 $70.00 6% $549.01
2005 GMC Sierra 1500 $156 $86.31 $70.00 19% $193.81
2011 GMC Savana 2500 $236 $165.51 $70.00 13% $273.01
2010 Ford Escape $151 $80.91 $70.00 19% $188.41
2004 Ford E-150 $189 $118.91 $70.00 16% $226.41
2009 Lotus Elise $311 $241.11 $70.00 10% $348.61
2006 Mazda B3000 $140 $70.29 $70.00 21% $177.79
2014 Infiniti Q50 $186 $116.31 $70.00 16% $223.81
2009 Lincoln Town Car $270 $199.51 $70.00 12% $307.01
2006 Cadillac CTS $110 $39.51 $70.00 25% $147.01
2009 Infiniti QX56 $353 $283.11 $70.00 9% $390.61
2013 Acura ILX $341 $271.11 $70.00 9% $378.61
2011 Lexus IS350 $270 $200.31 $70.00 12% $307.81
2010 Audi S6 $315 $244.71 $70.00 10% $352.21
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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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Jeremy

16 years of experience
80 reviews
Jeremy
16 years of experience
He was great and ontime. He knew the problem right away and now it works great. Will definitely book my next service with him.
2000 TOYOTA AVALON - IDLE CONTROL VALVE - WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

Rigoberto

7 years of experience
309 reviews
Rigoberto
7 years of experience
Rigo has repaired my car twice. He is knowledgeable and very thorough. He personally ordered a special part for my car and expedited its installation in time for a family trip. Rigo truly goes above and beyond the call of duty and I recommend him enthusiastically.
2004 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE - IDLE CONTROL VALVE - CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Rodney

32 years of experience
296 reviews
Rodney
32 years of experience
Arrived very promptly on time, fixed what I'd originally requested him to do lickity split, and also took the time to check some codes my CEL was throwing that were pointing to a deeper cause of the problem I originally experienced (and self-diagnosed) and was able to quote and suggest me a route on a possible fix for what it could be.
1998 FORD WINDSTAR - IDLE CONTROL VALVE - ROCKLIN, CALIFORNIA

Brandon

14 years of experience
187 reviews
Brandon
14 years of experience
On time, great service . Have used Brandon before and will definitely use again. Very quick, friendly.
2000 DODGE DURANGO - IDLE CONTROL VALVE - CONYERS, GEORGIA

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