Engine Stall or Low Idle Due to Debris in Idle Air Control Valve on Lexus ES300

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: 145,172 (80,000–220,000)
Engine affected: 3.0L V6
12 model years affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, more1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
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I just changed the battery...and now when it idles it dies out. Its fine when I give it gas, but once I take my foot off of the gas...there she goes.
1999 Lexus ES300 - 3.0L V6 100,000 mi,
It starts and run good but when I stop at the light it hesitate and seem like it is going to shut off
2002 Lexus ES300 - 3.0L V6 113,000 mi,
I just changed the battery...and now when it idles it dies out. Its fine when I give it gas, but once I take my foot off of the gas...there she goes.
1999 Lexus ES300 - 3.0L V6 125,675 mi,
The same problem with my 1999 Lexus ES 300. It is an intermittent problem and suspect something wrong with the Air Intake System. I remove the throttle assembly and clean the IAC (Idle Air Control)and the problem was solved.
Idle problem from air control valve
2003 Lexus ES300 - 3.0L V6 87,348 mi,
I just changed the battery and it ran great for about 10 min, then i turned it off and when i restarted it the engine wouldnt idl . Itll run if you hold the pedal down, but. Once you release the pedal it dies
1998 Lexus ES300 - 3.0L V6 140,000 mi,
Had same problem - stalling and running rough. Took the assembly out and cleaned even though it didn't look real dirty. Problem solved. Runs like new.
1996 Lexus ES300 - 3.0L V6 219,299 mi,
I got this car about a month ago, and put 300 miles on it. It started idling rough today and when I drove,it was really power deprived it seemed, so I'm taking it to my mechanic.Wierd thing is, no check engine light.
1993 Lexus ES300 - 3.0L V6 108,000 mi,
Took it to Lexus, took them a week to figure it out. Then they realized it was the air hose. Problem solved.
1999 Lexus ES300 - 3.0L V6 179,000 mi,
Car will start and run as long as I keep my foot on the accelerator as soon as I take my foot off the accelerator it stalls
1992 Lexus ES300 - 3.0L V6 185,431 mi,
Drives for 15 min and shuts down Wait 4-10 min restart it and it happens after driving 15 min
2000 Lexus ES300 - 3.0L V6 155,000 mi,
Today I started it and it died. 5x. If I gas it she's fine and will stay running, just won't stay idling without gas being applied.
1999 Lexus ES300 - 3.0L V6 135,000 mi,
car starts and runs but won't idle and stalls