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    How To: "clean idle air control"

    Here is a link with pictures of how to clean the Idle Air Control. It is located at the back of the plenum right before it attaches to the blower as seen in the pictures.
    Idle Air Control Cleaning

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    Lots of good how too's and info.
    http://webpages.charter.net/roberts1964/lightning
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    links dont work i need to know how to clean this thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by eviiil View Post
    links dont work i need to know how to clean this thanks
    me too

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    basically its easy enough you don't even need pics.

    remove the two 8mm bolts and the electrical plug

    look inside the IAC, you see a valve and a spring. Spray it with carb cleaner, then spray it with WD-40 and work the spring/valve open/shut carefully with a screwdriver to make sure its not stuck. Thats it!
    Last edited by Harley#356; 02-02-2010 at 08:20 PM.

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    I would like to do this to my truck but I need pics to guide me...please help and thanks

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    Just buy a new one.

    IMO cleaning is just a waste of time.

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    So I removed and cleaned mine a couple weeks ago, along w/ a long grocery list of other items. I've got a somewhat high idle now, in the 1000 range. I removed it again today after re-reading this since I never sprayed and WD40 in there as well. Has anyone ever tested there for movement. No matter which side I applied +/- to, it only moved maybe 1/8th, but when I manually move it w/ a screw driver, I get a little more than a 1/4 to there I can see how a plunger would close.

    At this point I assume it's safe to say I should just replace it since it doesn't have complete range of movement, but I figured it's only two screws for someone else to check, so I thought I'd ask...maybe there is some system that applies an extra bump of power to close it all the way. Just throwing it out there.
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    Here is the link to clean the IDLE AIR CONTROL VALVE.
    Found it on Ford Trucks.com
    Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

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