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idle air control valve???

This is a discussion on idle air control valve??? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; i was at a light then my car almost stalled twice then my ses light came on...my car has been ...

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    idle air control valve???

    i was at a light then my car almost stalled twice then my ses light came on...my car has been idling kinda rough for a while could this be the problem?
    they ran the code at the auto parts and this came up

    and can i still drive it like his? i drive like 50 miles a day and dont get paid till friday

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    also its a 99 trans am m6 with a lid and a catback

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    ehhh..id first try to clean the iac...and see if that fixes it ...then reset it and if that doesnt work...replace it ..if you deal with it almost stalling all the time...then yes you can drive with it failing

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    where is it located exactly? how do i clean it? ect...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by unibuga View Post
    where is it located exactly? how do i clean it? ect...?
    it is located in the throttle body..the top sensor ..that protrudes. i take off my tb and clean out the hole the sensor rests in. then using maf/carb cleaner etc just clean off the carbon buildup on the sensor itsself.

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    ok ill try that before i buy the sensor

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    can you remove it from the TB......or just remove the TB to get to it?

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    I think I can just take it off

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjsingle1 View Post
    can you remove it from the TB......or just remove the TB to get to it?
    two little t-xx screws are the only thing holding it

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    Ok I cleaned it and put it back on and the code went away and it was still running bad when I noticed a large vacuum line on the intake manifold right behind the throttle body was completely rotted off

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    Quote Originally Posted by unibuga View Post
    Ok I cleaned it and put it back on and the code went away and it was still running bad when I noticed a large vacuum line on the intake manifold right behind the throttle body was completely rotted off
    Where exactly? Pic of said line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    I'm guessing its this infamous spot

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    Yup this is the exact line its completely in half ....I just bought the car bout a month ago and looking at it looks like its been atleast leaking for a while....will it run better after this?..... also can use just any line to fix it because it might be hard just to get that short little peice by its self

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    Quote Originally Posted by unibuga View Post
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    Yup this is the exact line its completely in half ....I just bought the car bout a month ago and looking at it looks like its been atleast leaking for a while....will it run better after this?..... also can use just any line to fix it because it might be hard just to get that short little peice by its self
    that is causing a vacuum leak and your car will run tons better afterwards

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    3/8"(I believe) rubber fuel line can fix that small section

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    3/8"(I believe) rubber fuel line can fix that small section
    yup i did that this morning and my car seriously has like double the power and runs soo smooth...it must have been leaking and just finally completely broke off

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    i took off my TB tonite......it was a freakin mess......used 2 cans of TB cleaner to get it half decent.....it does idle a little better now

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    LS6 valley cover and a catch can should help keep the oil out of the intake and help keep the TB cleaner.

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