I agree with sizzle. The IAC valve hangs and doesn't allow the vehicle to
idle. You can try to clean it however it's easier to replace it and go
about your business without worry. Simply remove the plastic cover on top
of the upper manifold (four screws) and remove the IAC valve
(chrome/aluminum valve). It has a small gasket.
Thanks, Sizzle. I did a little research on the 'net last night and that's
primarily what I found, especially at www.fixyourford.com! Gotta send that
guy some dough. :)
This morning I drove it to transport my kids to school and myself to work,
pressing the accelerator each time I idled so it wouldn't die. Eventually,
it would idle just fine (though it seemed a bit weaker than normal)! What's
up with that? :-\
Anyway, I'm going to try cleaning the IAC valve tonight. Pray for me,
people. I'm a car idiot. :)
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