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Toyota Solara Debris in Idle Air Control Valve May Cause Engine Problems

 
Toyota Solara Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Engines Affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 3.0L V6, 3.3L V6

Average Mileage: 132,250 mi (63,000 mi - 264,000 mi)

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Debris can get into the idle air control valve. This will restrict the air flow into the engine, causing idle speed and/or stalling when cold. The valve can be cleaned or replaced to correct this concern.

  • ernesto Vazquez, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 63,000 mi
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    when I turn the air conditioning on ,the idle becomes : very low!!!I would like to know how to fix it myself. Any advice? .where is that air valve control located and show me how to clean it .thanks

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  • 2000Solara, , 3.0L V6, 264,000 mi
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    I had two Toyotas (2000 Solara V^ and a 1998 Camry V6) and both had the idle problem. Both my cars idled great at cold startup but around 200,000 miles they would occasionally idle really low (500RPM) on a warm restart, say after getting gas. So far, I can just gently gun the engine once and the 1000RPM idle returns.

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  • Leroy47, , 3.0L V6, 96,000 mi
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    Sporadically the engine idles roughly usually after high speed driving on the Interstate and the engine is warm. First thought it could be water in the gas. Dry gas seemed to solve the problem. Toyota dealer wants to REPLACE the IAC at a cost of $500. Seems like cleaning it might be a cheaper alternative.

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 112,000 mi

    Same problem, on cold starts engine will choke or idle at ~300 RPM. Only way the IAC opens is if I give the acceleration a nice push (up to around 3k RPM). Will attempt to clean the IAC today.

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  • bostonsolara, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 104,000 mi
     Rookie

    start car put temp on and car stahls -

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder

    Low idle in neutral with 5 speed

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  • yeahian, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder
     Rookie

    replaced two times 1200 the second time

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  • aaronbumgarner, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 180,000 mi
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    wont stay cranked...hasnt been fixed

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