2001 Pontiac Firebird IAC

Tiny
FIREBIRD2001
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  • 2001 PONTIAC FIREBIRD
Engine Mechanical problem
2001 Pontiac Firebird 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

WHERE IS THE IDLE AIR CONTROL SENSOR LOCATED?
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Sunday, February 8th, 2009 AT 5:45 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Its on the throttle body similar with the 8cyl below


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_iacv_9.jpg



Here's how to clean the IAC valve:

Disconnect the air intake ductwork from the throttle body.

Start the engine, then increase and hold the idle speed to 1,000 to 1,500 rpm.

Spray the throttle cleaner or engine cleaner into the throat of the throttle body, aiming for the idle air bypass port (usually located on the side or top of the throttle body opening). Give this area a good dose of cleaner (about 10 second's worth).

Turn the engine off to allow the cleaner to soak into the IAC passageway.

Wait about three minutes.

Restart the engine, rev and hold at 1,000 to 1,500 rpm, and repeat the cleaning process again.

Turn the engine off again, and reattach the air intake ductwork to the throttle body.

Start the engine and rev and hold to 1,500 to 2,000 rpm until no white smoke is coming out of the exhaust pipe.

If this fails to make any difference, you can remove the IAC valve from the throttle body and spray cleaner directly on the tip of the valve and/or into the ports in the throttle body. Let the cleaner soak awhile, repeat as needed, then reinstall the IAC valve, start the engine and run it at 1,500 to 2,000 rpm as before until no white smoke is seen in the exahust.

If the idle speed still surges after this, the IAC valve is defective and needs to be replaced.
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Sunday, February 8th, 2009 AT 7:09 PM
Tiny
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Hello
Thanks for the donation.

Not all modles come equipped with an IAC valve. If the IAC is not on the throttle body, then the throttle body has been specially designed to control the idle. If you are having idle issues try cleaning your throttle body if no IAC is equipped.

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Sunday, February 8th, 2009 AT 7:12 PM
Tiny
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IVE TOOK THE THROTTLE BODY OFF AND I CANT C WHERE IT GOES. I ORDER THE PART FROM ORELYS AUTO PARTS. THEY SAID IT WAS FOR MY 3.8. THIS IS A 2001 FIREBIRD.
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Sunday, February 8th, 2009 AT 8:13 PM

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