You press down on your gas pedal and expect your car to take off smoothly, but that may not always happen. You might be experiencing hesitation due to a bad IAC valve (or idle air control valve). This guide will help you figure out if your idle air control valve is really your problem and offer steps to fix the problem.
Signs To Look Out For
The IAC valve is vital for precise combustion within your vehicle's engine; it lets in just the right amount of air so that it mixes with the precise amount of gasoline. You could be having trouble accelerating because one of the valve plates within the IAC valve is stuck. This could be due to a buildup of debris, gunk, or it is just defective.
The following are other signs related to a bad idle air control valve:
Be sure to talk to your auto care specialist as soon as you can should you notice any of the aforementioned symptoms, so that he or she can confirm your suspicions. Then you can do the following if you feel comfortable doing so.
How To Replace A Bad IAC Valve
You will need:
Follow the steps below to change the valve:
As you can see, dealing with your IAC valve is not too hard. All you need is a good auto parts store like Parts Chain and a little knowledge. Hopefully this fixes this issue.Share
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