How to Replace an Idle Control Valve

Below guide will teach you How to Replace an Idle Control Valve . Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Scan Tool
  • Idle Control Valve

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $311.47 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $525.63 parts and labor


  • Take help from the owner’s manual and locate the position of the ODB-I or ODB-II data link connector.
  • Shift the ignition key to ON position but remember you need not to start the engine.
  • Connect the OBD Scanner tool to the data link connector. Switch the scanner tool on so that you retrieve the diagnostic trouble code.
  • If the resistance is not in proportion to the vehicle’s specifications, you need to examine the throttle position sensor and its components.
  • Find the idle control valve. Remove any wiring connectors from the valve.
  • Unfasten the screws or bolts holding the valve in place and take it out.
  • Replace the old gasket with new one and position the new idle control valve on the mounting surface carefully and secure it with screws or bolts.
  • Using the delete or erase command on the OBD Scanner tool, clear the diagnostic trouble code.
  • Switch the vehicle on and verify the repair work.

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