- Feb 11, 2002
my car would not idle at all this morning, i had to keep on the gas the whole time, does this often when its cold out, any ideas?
ryanrule said:my car would not idle at all this morning, i had to keep on the gas the whole time, does this often when its cold out, any ideas?
Bingo.98CobraClone said:is your IAC (idle air control) sensor clogged up (oily)? you may wanna take it off, and check it to make sure it's not gummed up and clogged. You can use the wal-mart or autozone brand of carb cleaner to clean it up good as new, should help 100%
Nothing in particular really - just anything "abnormal". Make sure it's not caked with gunk, not sticky, damaged, wet (leaky)... whatever. Sorry I can't be more specific, but there isn't really one specific detail you're looking for. Just clean it, and if it seems to be okay, it probably is...ryanrule said:i know where it is, i took it off and inspected it. i was wondering what to look for in problems
Exactly. Just clean it, lube it, put it back together, and go. Either your problem will go away, or that wasn't the problem to begin with. Unless there was a major failure, you won't really 'see' anything glaringly wrong with the IAC. Just revitalize it a bit and go.98CobraClone said:you may be able to just clean it up with carb cleaner (spray) for any parts place. When I did that, I just waited for it to dry up, tried moving the spring inside, put a little oil on it, moved it a little more and put it back.
No more idle probs