Idle Air Control Valve
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BWD Idle Air Control Valve

Part No. 31005 Warranty Details  

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CARQUEST by BWD is an aftermarket leader, providing a premium line of engine management products. BWD manufactures and distributes high technology critical components for late model domestic and import vehicles. BWD is constantly evolving to give customers the competitive edge they need to compete in today’s ever-changing marketplace.

Product Features:
  • Our idle air controls (IAC) use a polymer blended, isotropic neodymium/iron/boron magnet to provide accurate control of the pintle and airflow ensuring accurate operation
  • Our high strength stepping motors produce the highest output torques and shielded ball bearing in the motor resists the environmental contaminates for an extended service life
  • Our IACs undergo load testing to ensure the actuator delivers a force greater than actual load for extra durability and peak performance
  • Manufactured with the highest grade materials for prolonged life and superior performance
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Connector Gender:Female
Terminal Gender:Male
Terminal Quantity:2

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CARQUEST by BWDIdle Air Control Valve
 
4.5

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (7)
  • Durable (3)
  • Improves engine efficiency (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Replacement (7)
  • Everyday driving (6)
  • Restoration (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Mechanic (3), Truck enthusiast (3)

Reviewed by 8 customers

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5.0

94 F250

By 

from Laporte,In

Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Idle Air Control Valve:

Installed it and fixed the problem I had. Unfortunately I need a ECM also

 
4.0

worked perfectly

By 

from Yorktown, Va

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Improves Engine Efficiency

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Idle Air Control Valve:

    Product was easy to install and instantly fixed the idle problem I was having with my van

     
    4.0

    Good Product

    By 

    from Cambridge OH.

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • No Improvement In Performance

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement
    • Restoration

    Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Idle Air Control Valve:

    Bought online, saved $10.00. Quick and easy install.

     
    3.0

    good product, easy install

    By 

    from westl iberty iowa

    About Me Casual Driver, Competitive Driver, Mechanic

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Install

    Cons

    • No Improvement In Performance

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Idle Air Control Valve:

    i ended up having to replace the distributer my problem was actualy the pick up sensor, it is advantageouse to get a whole new distributer instead opf just getting a new sensor for 35 bucks as they dont come apart very easy and the gear that you break costs more than the sensor

     
    5.0

    The Perfect Fit

    By 

    from Norristown, PA

    About Me Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement
      • Restoration

      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Idle Air Control Valve:

      This product was the perfect fit for my 1994 Eddie Bauer Ford Bronco. Since installation my truck has stopped idling at higher RPMS and sits right where it should.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      i would by this product to again

      By 

      from rockford il

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Improves Engine Efficiency

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Idle Air Control Valve:

        Perfect fit I would buy again

         
        5.0

        great part

        By 

        from naples, fl

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        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement
          • Restoration

          Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Idle Air Control Valve:

          good part, but it wasn't what was wrong with my truck. I will keep trying to fix this thing

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works just fine

          By 

          from Northern Michigan

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          Helpful Reviewer

          Pros

          • Better Throttle Response
          • Easy To Install
          • Improves Engine Efficiency
          • Made in the USA
          • Smooth Idle

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving
            • Replacement

            Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Idle Air Control Valve:

            Works great! Keeps truck idling just as good as the OEM factory one before it quit working right. Would buy again, glad to see "Made in the USA" on the part. Quality part!

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            9 Questions | 10 Answers
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            • Q:

              How can it be tested to see if it is defective.
              Asked on 12/9/2013 by Rich

              1 answer

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                A:

                Hi Rich, glad to assist you! Instructions to test a bad idle air control valve. Open the hood and remove the screws holding the idle control valve to the throttle body on the back of the engine. Unplug the electrical plug running to the control valve. It may pull right off, but you may need to squeeze the release tab on the top of the your plug before it will come off the end of the valve. Pull the idle control valve off the throttle body and turn it over to expose the valve openings. Turn the dial on the voltmeter to "Ohms." Touch one of the leads on the voltmeter to one of the terminals on the end of the valve. Then, touch the other lead of the voltmeter to the other terminal on the end of the valve. The reading should be "0.00," but a variance of ".05" is acceptable. If it falls outside of this range, your valve has failed and must be replaced. Check the inside of the valve openings for dirt if the valve passed the ohm test (resistance test). The sensor will be dirty if the valve is otherwise functioning properly. Spray the sensor liberally with electronic parts cleaner and allow the fluid to drain out of the valve openings until it runs clear. Let the sensor dry completely and then reinstall it onto the throttle body. Installation is the reverse of removal. Start your vehicle's engine and allow it to idle for several minutes so that the idle control valve can relearn the air flow required for the engine.

                Answered on 12/11/2013 by Steve from AAP
            • Q:

              my truck has trouble starting then when i do get it started it will stall out do you think that would be the idle air control?
              Asked on 6/11/2013 by hb from npr, fl

              1 answer

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                A:

                With reference to your inquiry on the BWD Idle Air Control Valve - part# 31005, the idle air control valve may be the possible cause of the problem on your truck. However, without the presence of the vehicle we could neither diagnose the problem nor provide you with a 100% answer. I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                Answered on 6/12/2013 by Vincent from AAP
            • Q:

              I got a 96 Ford F150 XLT A/T,A/OD,5.0.......... one min it idles fine & the next it will idle about 3500-4000 rpm, even when driving. (Scary).... Do you have any ideal wats wrong & wat to fix?
              Asked on 6/21/2012 by Tommy from Louisville,Ky

              1 answer

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                A:

                The idle air control valve should be the possible cause of the problem. However, I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem.

                Answered on 6/22/2012 by Vincent from AAP
            • Q:

              What would make my truck go from normal idle,to a high idle on it's own, even when driving (scary).... but not all the time.... 1996 Ford F150 XLT A/T - A/OD - 5.0
              Asked on 6/20/2012 by Tommy from Louisville,Ky

              1 answer

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                A:

                Yes, this idling problem could be of a bad Idle Air Control Valve. But, also check the accelerator pump or power circuit, distributor cap, ignition wires and spark plugs. The ignition timing may also be set wrong. For more information, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                Answered on 6/20/2012 by Steve from AAP
            • Q:

              do i disconnect the battery before replacing the control valve
              Asked on 5/14/2011 by Anonymous

              1 answer

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                A:

                No, you need to remove the airbox and the throttle body to replace an idle air control valve.

                Answered on 5/15/2011 by Just Ask Jacob! from AAP
            • Q:

              my truck idles up and down when you start it up, and sometimes dies when you come to a stop will replacing this stop that?
              Asked on 5/9/2011 by Dawgger80 from Jasper,AL

              1 answer

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                A:

                I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem.

                Answered on 7/5/2011 by Vincent from AAP
            • Q:

              If part is bad will it make my truck miss fire? Thankyou
              Asked on 9/25/2010 by norton from florida

              1 answer

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                A:

                No it will not cause you truck to misfire.

                Answered on 9/25/2010 by Kevin from AAP
            • Q:

              How do I know if my idle air control valve needs replaced?
              Asked on 9/25/2010 by norton from florida

              1 answer

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                A:

                Your car may not be idling correctly or it may be stauling out.

                Answered on 9/25/2010 by Kevin from AAP
            • Q:

              where is the Idle Air by Pass value located on a 1996 Ford e150 econoline van?
              Asked on 5/5/2010 by butts from secaucus,nj

              2 answers

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                A:

                It is located on the throttle body.

                Answered on 5/6/2010 by Kevin from AAP
              • A:

                its on the passenger side and just beneath the throttle body base, quite hard to reach in fact, but possible.

                Answered on 3/31/2012 by J from milwaukee, wi
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