Idle Control Valve
Ever wonder how you get to enjoy feeling the air-conditioning (A/C) vents' breeze or listening to the radio even when your vehicle's just idling? Well, that's all in a day's work for your vehicle's idle control valve. Bolted to the throttle body lower housing at the back of a fuel-injected vehicle's engine, the idle control valve increases the engine's idle speed. During its idling, the engine produces just enough power to keep it and other auxiliary auto parts running. When your vehicle's computer senses that the engine's going to need more power to run smoothly during its idle status (to operate the radio and the A/C system, for example), the computer opens the idle control valve. The idle control valve then ups the engine's idle speed by allowing air to bypass the throttle plate. So when your vehicle's engine stalls when you kick your vehicle into idle mode, have a look at the idle control valve. When a replacement is due, you can get your next idle control valve right here at Carparts.
• Our idle control valves are guaranteed to regulate your engine's idle speed more efficiently.
• A premium idle control valve helps achieve efficient engine performance by maintaining the right engine idle speed.
• If the engine's idle speed drops below average levels, the idle control valve opens to increase airflow.