Idle Air Control Valve
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BWD Idle Air Control Valve

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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
 
4.0

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (5)
  • Replacement (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fixed the issue with my truck

out of the blue my truck started stalling at idle. Of course the computer didn't throw a code so pretty hard to know for sure what was wrong. Knowing what the IACV does I...Read complete review

out of the blue my truck started stalling at idle. Of course the computer didn't throw a code so pretty hard to know for sure what was wrong. Knowing what the IACV does I figured this was the issue. It was a 10 minute job to replace. The price was right and if bought online with store pickup, you can use a promocode to get even more off.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not too great....

Original Motorcraft IAC gummed up at 92000 miles. Rpms would shoot up to 3000 when clutch was pushed. Replaced with this brand due to price. My biggest dislike is that it changed my...Read complete review

Original Motorcraft IAC gummed up at 92000 miles. Rpms would shoot up to 3000 when clutch was pushed. Replaced with this brand due to price. My biggest dislike is that it changed my rpm speed at certain points. For instance, when I push the clutch in and hold it while coasting, the rpms will only go down to about 1500 instead of 600 when the motorcraft iac was installed. This also applies when downshifting when pulling up to a red light. Sometimes it causes the truck to try to push me and I have to clutch earlier than I did before.

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5.0

Fixed the issue with my truck

By 

from Sarasota

Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Idle Air Control Valve:

out of the blue my truck started stalling at idle. Of course the computer didn't throw a code so pretty hard to know for sure what was wrong. Knowing what the IACV does I figured this was the issue. It was a 10 minute job to replace. The price was right and if bought online with store pickup, you can use a promocode to get even more off.

 
5.0

Great fix, super easy to replace, works perfect!

By 

from Texas

Verified Reviewer

Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Idle Air Control Valve:

Had a rough idle on my Ford Explorer. So I changed out this part and it fixed the idle instantly. Quality part and I used a online code to get some money off. Thanks advance for providing quality parts and online pick up!

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  • No
 
4.0

Easy Install

By 

from Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Verified Buyer
3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Easy Install

Cons

  • Idle Slightly Higher

Best Uses

    Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Idle Air Control Valve:

    Very easy install, two bolts and one plug, on top of engine. New part was slightly wider than original, but fit. Only issue was the engine idle was slightly higher after replacement.

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    • No
     
    5.0

    functions as expected

    By 

    from pittsburgh,pa

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Idle Air Control Valve:

      car had irratic idle problems used this part to replace the factory part which was malfunctioning very easy to install and the new part fixed the problem and is working as it should

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect fix & fit!

      By 

      from Oviedo, Florida

      About Me Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Improves Engine Efficiency

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Idle Air Control Valve:

        Diagnosed AIC module failure with Actron, ordered online, picked up at store and replaced all in a span of 45 minutes! Easiest fix I have ever had! Thank the Lord!

         
        4.0

        I WOULD BUY THIS PRODUCT AGAIN

        By 

        from MUNDELEIN, ILLINOIS

        About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Improves Engine Efficiency
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Replacement

          Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Idle Air Control Valve:

          THIS PRODUCT FIT PERFECT AND BROUGHT BACK MY
          ORIGINAL IDLE AND OVERALL SMOOTHNESS AT SHIFT POINTS AND NORMAL DRIVING.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Big mistake

          By 

          from PA

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

          • No Improvement In Performance

          Best Uses

            Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Idle Air Control Valve:

            I bought this, even with its very low price, because it came from Advance who I've always trusted. Idle RPM shot up to 3400 and nothing would bring it back down. Wasted day, re-installed old part which actually worked pretty well, and returned for money back. Bought part from Ford at 3X the cost but IT WORKS. Come on Advance, you've been slipping for about two years now.

            • Car & Truck:
            • Auto Enthusiast

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            good price,look for coupons 20% off

            By 

            from Moline,MI

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            Verified Buyer
            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Install

            Cons

            • No Improvement In Performance

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving

            Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Idle Air Control Valve:

            it was something else wrong with the truck,not this part

            • Car & Truck:
            • Truck Enthusiast
             
            2.0

            Not too great....

            By 

            from Tri-Cities, TN

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving

              Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Idle Air Control Valve:

              Original Motorcraft IAC gummed up at 92000 miles. Rpms would shoot up to 3000 when clutch was pushed. Replaced with this brand due to price. My biggest dislike is that it changed my rpm speed at certain points. For instance, when I push the clutch in and hold it while coasting, the rpms will only go down to about 1500 instead of 600 when the motorcraft iac was installed. This also applies when downshifting when pulling up to a red light. Sometimes it causes the truck to try to push me and I have to clutch earlier than I did before.

              • Car & Truck:
              • Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast
               
              5.0

              99 Ranger

              By 

              from New Braunfels

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving

              Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Idle Air Control Valve:

              Easy and cheaper than [...] Thanks 1,000,000

              • Car & Truck:
              • Casual Driver

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              4 Questions | 5 Answers
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              • Q:

                does this come with the gasket?
                Asked on 5/27/2015 by cmptths from chicago il

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  No Cmptths, this part does not come with the gasket.

                  Answered on 5/28/2015 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                my check engine light is not on do you think my idle control valve could still need replaced?
                Asked on 5/5/2011 by mike from pgh,pa.

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  If your car idle rough or the speed cycle up and down. You probably have a bad idle air control valve. The only purpose of the idle air control valve is to keep the engine’s idle smooth. The engine’s computer gives the idle air control valve the feedback it needs to hold a constant rpm. The idle will be around 1000 rpm’s when not in gear and around 800 rpm’s in gear. 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 5/19/2011 by Just Ask Jacob! from AAP
              • Q:

                my S U V is idling @1200rpm. will this i.a.c.v. fix that
                Asked on 12/5/2010 by dondee4328 from bartow contuy Ga

                2 answers

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                  A:

                  Possibly

                  Answered on 12/6/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
                • A:

                  I had the opposite problem; idled so low it stalled. The advance part immediately raised the idle to 3400 (!) and nothing would bring it back down. I want through the 'drive it around and it will learn' stuff which was exciting. I eventually re-installed the original part which wasn't so bad after all , and returned the part to Advance who refunded my money. Brought the proper part from Ford today for $119. It works perfectly. The part swap is very easy, just an 8MM socket and a gasket scrapper. Check your new part for how the electricial plug disconnects, mine in a push in the lock with a screwdriver tip while removing the plug type. Just save your old part in case you have to reuse it. I see this RPM problem noted in 2 of 4 reviews. Good luck.

                  Answered on 12/10/2010 by The Old Yankee from PA
              • Q:

                where is this located in the engine compartment?
                Asked on 9/14/2010 by Anonymous

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  On the side of the throttle body.

                  Answered on 9/14/2010 by Mike from AAP
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