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Old 05-10-2004, 07:10 AM   #1
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Arrow Idle Control Valve

Hey guys been getting a little ruff idleing sometimes and jumping rpm's when braking now I was told this is because of the idle control valve and it gets congested inside? Anyone replace theres or clean and give me some tips???
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Old 05-10-2004, 07:14 AM   #2
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take it off.. clean with break cleaner?
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Old 05-12-2004, 06:21 PM   #3
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just a follow up, I took it off, bitch to find, cleaned it with heavy duty brake cleaner, dried it, and put back on, works much better now, but still get a tiny little bit under extream braking, but I don't really hammer on the brakes so it all good, if you have same problem and contiunes are cleaning then go buy a new one, no other solutions
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Old 05-13-2004, 06:30 PM   #4
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can;t you just clean it on the car. put the car running and spray intake cleaner down the rubber hose. because i want to clean mine but i don't want to take it off
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Old 05-13-2004, 07:53 PM   #5
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just take it off, it takes 10 minutes to take off.
sold the e36.
sold the e30.
sold the e34.
lookin for an e36
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Old 05-17-2004, 12:46 AM   #6
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it takes about 2 seconds to take off, its 2 screws right ontop of the engine, impossible to f.uck up, however cleaning didn't work for me, bought a new one, works good but i'm still have idle problems
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Old 05-17-2004, 11:54 AM   #7
on my 3rd 3-series ;-)
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i am having ideal problem can someone show a picture of where it is i want to take it off this week and try cleaning it...

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