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11/10/2007
19:34:03

Subject: Idle control valve
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I have a 2000 dodge dakota v6. Every now and then it stalls out on me. Very rarely, but is kind of a pain. My buddy hooked his scanner up to it and it read idle control module error. Is this the same as idle control valve? Also, if I buy one where is it located I would like to replace it myself. Thanks for your help



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11/10/2007
22:48:03

RE: Idle control valve
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First I would clean the valve and where the valve goes. It should be on the back of the throttle body. Remove the valve and spray it with carb. cleaner DO NOT turn, or try to move the plunger, just spray and then spray the hole where it goes, replace. Clear the codes and see if it runs ok. If that doesn't fix it, I'm not sure if I would replace it just yet. The module that controls it is actually a part of the computer so it might mean that part of the computer is bad. Still I would clean as I said and see what happens from there.
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Dakota49
1988 3.9 4X4 5speed



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11/11/2007
08:28:07

RE: Idle control valve
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To add what dakota49 saying be CAREFUL not to damge the O' ring thats there pay attention also and be sure its not damaged if so replace when you clean the area and pintle itself and don't move it leave it could cause futher problems as he's saying if you compressed air or a good can of dust off that you use for your electronics blow out any loose carbon debris that might be hanging up in the hole.Sometimes these just altogther fall apart like my brothers 97' did then you will half to replace it.



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