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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
2013 Toyota Prius V $382 $311.97 $70.00 8% $419.47
2014 Chevrolet Captiva Sport $468 $398.37 $70.00 7% $505.87
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe $306 $235.90 $70.00 10% $343.40
2014 BMW 750Li xDrive $378 $308.12 $70.00 9% $415.62
2014 Lincoln MKT $182 $111.81 $70.00 17% $219.31
2007 Audi S4 $402 $332.13 $70.00 8% $439.63

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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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Jason

14 years of experience
427 reviews
Jason
14 years of experience
Great experience!!
2001 LEXUS ES300 - IDLE CONTROL VALVE - MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA

Jamahl

17 years of experience
703 reviews
Jamahl
17 years of experience
2001 NISSAN XTERRA - IDLE CONTROL VALVE - KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA

Richard

8 years of experience
246 reviews
Richard
8 years of experience
Did a great job diagnosing and fixing what another mechanic messed up
2003 NISSAN FRONTIER - IDLE CONTROL VALVE - NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE

Carlos

14 years of experience
169 reviews
Carlos
14 years of experience
Very professional. And knew his cars and parts and tools, etc. Very, very professional.
1999 DODGE RAM 1500 - IDLE CONTROL VALVE - VAN NUYS, CALIFORNIA

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