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

Toyota Avalon Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006

Engine Affected: 3.0L V6

Average Mileage: 163,430 mi (114,000 mi - 196,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 193,000 mi

    cold start okay hot start okak warm start low idle or stalling till car fully warms up

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 157,444 mi

    Car started, but stalled immediately revs dropped very low. Replaced ICV ($400 plus labor) and car is fine.

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  • 4Wolfman, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 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?

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6

    80% of the time my care idles low are dies, have to double peddle to go.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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