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Old 11-30-2012, 07:42 AM   #36
Oblivion
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@xecutionr (OP): Thank you VERY much for posting this thread last year! I appreciate it heavily.

My short story:
I have been running through my own preventative maintenance checklist, and the IAC valve was on it.
However: I have never known where the actual IAC valve was on the Zetec engine. Nor what it looked like (exactly).
Thanks to this thread: I now know! And especially thanks to my_beautious_ZX3 for uploading (high-quality!) photographs of it.

I will quite potentially upload a short video demonstrating the removal, and installation of the IAC valve now, and include a short picture tutorial.
But for now: I have only taken before, and after pictures of my own IAC valve (cleaned with Throttle Body cleaner).

Here they are!!
- BEFORE: http://imgur.com/a/wY9G5#0
- AFTER: http://imgur.com/a/gEQ16#0

Thanks again! The idle feels surprisingly different. Not substantially, but definitely noticeable.
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