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Old 07-01-2011, 10:25   #1 (permalink)
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Read How-to: Replace the Idle Air Control Valve on a Ford Escape

Hi folks,

I just replaced the Idle Air Control Valve from a '09 Ford Escape V-6 so I decided to post up a brief write-up on the procedure:

--PROJECT DURATION--
15-30 minutes

--REQUIRED TOOLS AND PARTS--
Pliers
Screwdriver (phillips head)
Replacement idle air control valve (I bought a cheap OEM valve from fordpartsgiant.com)
Replacement gasket


1) Locate the idle air control valve on your Escape. On 3.0L V-6 engines, the valve is located directly on top of the intake manifold, in the center of the engine bay. It is directly to the left of the air intake assembly. On 2.3L four-cylinder engines, it is mounted on the side of the intake manifold, behind a plastic cover.

2) Unhook the negative battery cable.

3) Remove the three screws from the plastic cover if your Escape has the four-cylinder engine. Move the cover out of the way.

4) Unhook the electrical connection attached to the idle air control valve by pressing the tab and pulling out.

5) Remove the two screws mounting the idle air control valve. Take the valve and its gasket off. The gasket can't be reused.

6) Mount the new idle air control valve and gasket. Tighten the screws and reattach the electrical connection.

7) Replace the plastic cover (2.3L four-cylinder models). Reconnect the negative battery cable.

8) You're done!
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:56   #2 (permalink)
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Re: D.I.Y.- How to Replace the Idle Air Control Valve on a Ford Escape

Another great right up my friend, this will also be added to the How-to archive.

EDIT: I just had to change your title a little to match the format of the How-to archive/directory.
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Re: How-to: Replace the Idle Air Control Valve on a Ford Escape

many times the IAC valve can be removed and cleaned out with carb cleaner... after removed, spray carb cleaner in it then cover the holes with your thumbs and shake it up real good... it will get majority of stuff out of it... then being careful, use the straw connected to carb cleaner and get as much gunk out of and off the piston in the thing... again spray and shake... then dump out the fluid and get as much out as possible... most issues are from the valve getting gummed up from gunk getting on valve not letting it move freely and causing running issues...
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