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Quick question on cleaning IACV

Old 11-Jan-2011, 08:29 AM
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Quick question on cleaning IACV

Can anyone tell me how to remove the harness on the IACV? Is it just by brute force or is there a clip? Also, must I disconnect the radiator hoses at the bottom of it? The clamps on my hoses ceased and rusted out, I either cut the clamps and replace them with new ones? or do I just leave the hose on there and spray the heck outta the IACV with brake cleaner? Thanks! (not very mechanical savvy)
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Old 11-Jan-2011, 09:15 AM
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Depending on how much room you have, you can leave everything connected, undo the 2 bolts, shove it to the side and spray in the IACV.

The harness connector is like anyother connector. There is a little tab you have to lift then pull it off. It's just like the TPS connector.
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Old 11-Jan-2011, 12:22 PM
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My brake cleaner comes with a plastic straw nostle stick...if I don't take off the radiator lines, wouldn't brake cleaner go into the rad or mix with the coolant? Will that be harmful to the car?
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Actually, nvr mind, thinking about it makes me feel like it was a dumb dumb question...Coolant doesn't go thru the valve, I'm so silly. It goes thru the jackets of the valve.
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Old 11-Jan-2011, 01:38 PM
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^ S'all good. We all have those moments.

Good luck with cleaning your IACV. Hopefully it doesn't give you too much trouble.
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