Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum - View Single Post - How to: Clean a Zetec IAC
View Single Post
Old 07-12-2011, 11:55 AM   #3
Haterz gonna Hate
xecutionr's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Fan#: 55434
Location: Clarksburg, WV
What I Drive: 2003 Frost Silver zx3

Posts: 2,156
Points 16,460, Level 82
Points: 16,460, Level: 82 Points: 16,460, Level: 82 Points: 16,460, Level: 82
Level Up 22% Completed
Level up: 22% Level up: 22% Level up: 22%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 18 xecutionr Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (11)
Originally Posted by xxMichaelAnthony View Post
Use THROTTLE BODY cleaner. Most cars have a teflon or similar coating inside metal intake parts. Carb and break clean will take it right off and it will start to pit like a son of a bitch. I found this out when I cleaned the IAC and throttle body in my Ranger. Had to buy a new throttle body and IAC. The buffer fly in my throttle body seized up and the IAC seized also. Better safe then sorry.
It can cause pitting, but most likely wont.. the carb cleaner is more harsh on the sensors around the TB because it is formulated to remove heavy varnishes found in carburetors. so that means it should be 100% okay to sue on the IAC since it is a valve. dozens of people have used carb cleaner on it it just is stronger than the Throttle body cleaner
Zetec Crew #343

1979 Ford F-150 Custom 200,000 and counting
2003 Ford Focus Zx3 - 130,000 and counting (DD)
xecutionr is offline  
    Reply With Quote