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From reading past threads I've come to the conclusion that I have the " mooseing" problem and need to change my idle air control valve. I was just wondering if anyone has replaced it themselves and if so could you tell me how?
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Unhook negative battery cable. Unplug the wiring harness on the end of the IAC valve. Remove the 2 bolts (or nuts, I can't remember which) that hold it on (not real easy, since it's so close to the firewall, but doable with a little patience and flexibility). Pull it off, and stick the new one on (making sure to replace the gasket, too). Tighten bolts, and plug in harness. Reconnect battery cable.

Voila! Good luck.
 

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I bought an SVT-spec IACV from a guy on the board who was parting out an SVT Contour motor I think he charged me $35 or so. Ford charges about twice that.

They won't replace it for free.
 

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Originally posted by: Bennett9000
Unhook negative battery cable. Unplug the wiring harness on the end of the IAC valve. Remove the 2 bolts (or nuts, I can't remember which) that hold it on (not real easy, since it's so close to the firewall, but doable with a little patience and flexibility). Pull it off, and stick the new one on (making sure to replace the gasket, too). Tighten bolts, and plug in harness. Reconnect battery cable.

Voila! Good luck.
yea i got mine today and going to attempt install tommorrow
yea it close to the firewall

any tips on doing it

what tools did you use
 

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Hmmm, just a 1/4" drive ratchet and also a wrench for the bottom bolt. It just takes a little time because you can only make tiny turns of the bolt. You'll do fine...
 
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