Low Engine Idle and/or Stalling Due to Dirty Idle Air Control Valve on Toyota Avalon

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.

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Average mileage: 165,716 (114,000–196,000)
Engine affected: 3.0L V6
6 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2006
22 people reported this problem
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1997 Toyota Avalon - 3.0L V6 114,000 mi,
When I start the car the idle is 2.2 it use to 1.7. It takes longer to idle it down to .09. What causes this to happen?
80% of the time my care idles low are dies, have to double peddle to go.
2001 Toyota Avalon - 3.0L V6 193,000 mi,
cold start okay hot start okak warm start low idle or stalling till car fully warms up
2001 Toyota Avalon - 3.0L V6 157,444 mi,
Car started, but stalled immediately revs dropped very low. Replaced ICV ($400 plus labor) and car is fine.
2001 Toyota Avalon - 3.0L V6 175,000 mi,
It is very intermittent on low idle and dies. Haven't solved yet been living with problem for several months.
2000 Toyota Avalon - 3.0L V6 180,000 mi,
Idle was erratic, sometimes racing, sometimes it wouldn't idle without pressing throttle. Had mechanic clean the IAC valve and fixed the problem.
car dont stay started low rpm
2001 Toyota Avalon - 3.0L V6 184,000 mi,
I had my IACV cleaned.