Re: Idle Air Control Valve??
You were right. I simply took off the old one, and replaced it with the new one. Took me all of 15 minutes (including the time it took me to disconnect and reconnect the negative cable to the battery). I think the spray was for cleaning out the old one (which I simply tossed).
I've started the vehicle several times since this morning, and it immediately goes to 1,000 rpms and stays there. Job finished and the car is fixed. (YEAH!!)
It cost me all of $55 (with tax), and I saved at least $350. (2.5 hrs x $108 per hour of labor = $270, plus about $70 for the part (at their price), plus tax of 8.25%.
While I am thrilled with my success, I am really irritated by the scam of the auto repair shops. Just think about it, the labor rates of $108 per hour, translates into an annual income of $220,000. How much does the technician get? - $50,000. In addition, I would have had to wait at least 2.5 hours - for a 15 minute job.
Now - I did not have to hook up my Mountainer to a $100,000 diagnostic machine, so it could say, it MAY BE the Idle Air valve. But based on the symptoms, any certified technician could have figured it out in 1 second. Moreover, I understand that this is a common problem - so let's shave 0.5 seconds off that thinking time.
In any event, thanks for the help. It worked, so I'm happy.