HOW TO RESET IDLE AIR CONTROL VALVE

1994 Pontiac Grand Am

Tiny

estrngy

June, 29, 2012 AT 6:03 AM

94 pontiac grand am 2.3 ohc I replaced idle air control valve manual said to ground diagnostic terminal B with ground terminal A for 5 seconds with key on then turn key off for 10 seconds then start car to check idle. My problem is there is no diagnostic terminal B in the ALDL connector. What to do? Thanks

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Tiny

caradiodoc

June, 29, 2012 AT 6:14 AM

You're probably looking at it backwards. "A" and "B" are the only two terminals next to each other in one corner of the plug. There's one of those two pins missing in all the other three corners.

If the idle speed motor is working normally, you shouldn't have to do anything. The same part is used on Chrysler engines, and in the rare event one fails, you just pop a new one in and you're done. The Engine Computer controls it as necessary.

Tiny

Wrenchtech

June, 29, 2012 AT 10:12 AM

You can simply disconnect the battery if you want to clear the adaptive memory but that really isn't necessary when replacing the IAC.

Tiny

mikederouin88

June, 29, 2012 AT 10:18 AM

All general motors vehicles automatically re learn idle every time a variable is changed

Tiny

Wrenchtech

June, 29, 2012 AT 10:38 AM

[quote]All general motors vehicles automatically re learn idle every time a variable is changed [/quote]

Correct, The only thing changed with resetting memory is the starting point.

Tiny

estrngy

June, 29, 2012 AT 2:00 PM

Thanks guys for the quick response. I was going by what the Chilton repair manual said to do. I drove the car for 45 minutes shut it off started it back up idles just like it suppose to.

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