2003 Ford Taurus Throttle stuck?

Tiny
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  • 2003 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 118,000 MILES
Yesterday I was driving from OH to NC and about halfway I stopped to get gas, and the car didnt want to brake. I had to force it to stop and whenever I started it back up it was revving itself up to 3500rpm, usually sits at 1000rpm. And I put it in park after a little bit and the car was driving itself, went into 2nd gear, then I just took over. I assume its the throttle, but I have no idea where it is or how to fix it.
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Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 AT 9:41 AM

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Tiny
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Did the check engine light come on
and if so check for codes
if no codes check and suspect IAC valve
remove and clean as 1st step
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Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 AT 9:45 AM
Tiny
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Is it easy to remove and put back? And where would that be located?
Also, I dont know if it matters or not, but the roads were very salty, just wondering if thats the main problem with cleaning that valve.

Also, check engine light wasnt on
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Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 AT 9:49 AM
Tiny
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Easy to do
its on the throttle body
secured with two screws


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/99387_fan_15.jpg

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Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 AT 9:57 AM
Tiny
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I didn't do anything with this yet, going to tomorrow, but do I need to clamp the eletric part off? I read somewhere else that there was coolant going through the TB, or do I not involve the TB at all?

Basically, what tools do I need to fix this?

Also, what solution should I use to clean it out with?
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Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 AT 8:13 PM
Tiny
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DO NOT remove the throttle, all you need to remove is the IAC valve on top (in the pic )
plug and two screws
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Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 AT 8:21 PM
Tiny
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I cleaned the IAC Valve with TB cleaner, had some gunk in it, I started the car up and still idles around 2k rpm, but whenever I put it in drive its fine which I think is wierd.

But how long should I let the cleaner sit for? And do I wipe it off?

Also I didnt take the plug off, I dont kow where to take it off at and I didnt want to break it
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Monday, January 4th, 2010 AT 11:38 AM
Tiny
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Check for vacuum leaks

drive for a day and try and clean it again
do you have check engine light on?
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Monday, January 4th, 2010 AT 1:27 PM
Tiny
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Check engine light came on, and the car is acting the same as it was before now.
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Monday, January 4th, 2010 AT 11:34 PM
Tiny
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Need to check for code s
dont have an OBDII reader most local part store do and should be able to help
get the codes and let me know
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Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 AT 7:51 PM

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