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#1 (permalink) Old 07-16-2004, 01:28 AM
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I've been having idle problems so I figured I would start at the ICV. I want to clean it out but I can only find pictures of where it is on the M42. I have an M50 and I can't figure out where it is. Can someone help me find it

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look for vacum leaks and check your codes for an O2 sensor failure. I had idle problems and it turned out I had both problems. Sorry I don't know where the ICV is but I didn't have to replace mine luckily.
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I'll find out this weekend or next... I'm going to tear my shit apart to find it! I know it's under the intake manifold somewhere...

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I did the pedal trick just 1444 (everything okay) so I don't think its an O2 sensor

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Originally posted by Robdrmer1016@Jul 15 2004, 09:08 PM
Can someone help me find it
using a flashlight, you can just barely see it under under the intake manifold, it should be a silver (aluminum color) canister about half the size of a spray paint can.
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Found it and cleaned it. Not an easy job to do and very time comsuming. I'll have to get back to you with the results though because I still have some other things I have to do to my car to get it running right (hopefully)

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i cleaned mine the quick way, its quick but still just as much of a pain in the ass to do.

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Getting the hose clamps off were really hard for me. I don't think mine were the original clamps because they were 1/4" and not metric

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