I have the recurring problem in my 95 camry of stalling after starting on cold days. Removing the air idle control valve from under the throttle body and cleaning always fixes the problem.
I repeated this again today, with the addition of taking apart the wrong end of the valve. By wrong end I mean that to turn the shaft of the valve the end with the solonoid needs to be removed, but I took off the other end.
I also tried to clean a bit inside the fuel/air chamber, or whatever it is, that is just past the throttle body with a clean rag and throttle body spray cleaner.
Anyway, after putting it all back together, with all tubes connected, I turned the engine over and now its got crazy idle. In park or neutral, it revs to 1800, can cycles from there to 2000 and back about every two or three seconds. In drive it's better. It will drop to 1100 when first coasting, then kick up to 1500.
I've cleaned this thing before with no trouble. The valve spun freely after cleaning. Did I re-assemble the valve incorrectly somehow? Wreck whatever sensor seems to be attached just past the throttle body?
thanks, I need help!
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have the same problem?
Sunday, February 15th, 2009 AT 6:44 PM