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help: Ford Escort 1995 Idle Control Valve


 
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IronNaz

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:01 pm Reply with quote

Hi


I need some help on locating my idle control valve on my 1995 ford escort. The reason is my car has recently been stalling when I stop at lights, at junctions and when i suddenly break. The car is also mifiring. So as I accelerate, the car shakes. I've checked the HT leads, changed spark plugs and no difference. I've been advised it may be the ICV which needs cleaning, however i cannot locate it.

I've had a look but cannot determine where it is. I have taken a photo of the only thing i can see which resembles the ICV's i've seen online. Is this the ICV on a 1995 ford escort lx?





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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:45 pm Reply with quote

The item in the top picture looks like the Idle Air Control valve, worth a clean out. Also check for any other signs of leakage on the manifold.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:42 pm Reply with quote

thanks, will give it a clean.

Not to sure where/what the manifold is, i'm a complete novice to cars. Always taken it to the garage but with money getting tight these days i've decided to start doing things myself!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:26 am Reply with quote

The inlet manifold is the part in the photo with efi on it which is where the idle valve is usually situated. Start with cleaning that but i would think the misfiring is another problem
you can also clean the throttle body out with the carb cleaner which may help, if you remove the black plastic ducting on the inlet manifold you will see it
coolant temperature sensor is worth changing too
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:26 pm Reply with quote

Could the misfiring be down to a faulty ignition coil? My '99 Golf exhibited the same symptoms and the cause was two faulty coils.
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