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anyone know of a source to purchase an Idle Air Control Valve for an 03X?

Code went away after cleaning but came back a few days later.

Or.....any ideas on what to check?


I find the part on a few Web sites for $350.00.....$395.00. Whew! I was hopping for somewhat less. Thanks
 

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The Modfather
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Did you replace the gasket after you cleaned it? If I remember right you should do that or could have problems.
 

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I picked up a used one pretty cheap on ebay that is working well. I did contact the seller and inquire of mileage on car it came out of before I bought it and it was low enough miles I thought it was a good value.

My original was not throwing a code, but I wanted to have a backup before I started cleaning and messing with it. My idle was just a little erratic but not bad. I wound up putting in the used one and it is working great. When turning the key to "on" the original one seemed to be "noisy" compared to the used one.

edit: the gasket on mine seemed to be silicone and was not cracked or swollen so I just (carefully) cleaned and reused it. it didn't seem to fit real tight but did seal OK.
 
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