Re: Idle Air Control Valve 98 grand marquis
I had the same problem, HARD STARTING and last week would not stay on at idle until it warmed up. I replaced both the throttle positon sensor and air idle control valve. I put the IAC valve lastly and then did I notice the engine being able to "one key turn" starting again. My cost at a private auto dealer was 40 for the TPS and 86 for the IAC. I have found that Advanced Auto and orielly's seems to carry more of the motorcraft parts. I rather stay with motorcraft if i can. Give me you opinion on Autozone -Duralast parts. I always thought that they didnot last too long -but yes they are lower in cost. I certainly dont want to be changing a starter to say every 6 months even if its under warrantly. I'd rather spend a little more and get good quality parts. I think this car has done me well, always change oil about 2.5 to 3000 miles, trans twice a year. Beside cracked intake plastic recall and one alternator all is good. Hope this help, but I agree with the other fellows, its probably the idle air control valve motor - I did notice on the old one that it was rather rusted and burnt up inside from usage over the years and probably getting stuck. good luck .art san antonio texas. Get a book, it give little hints on problems like this. This was a do it yourselfer project.