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CARQUEST by BWD Idle Air Control Valve

Part No. 31023 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 control valve uses a polymer blended, isotropic neodymium/iron/boron magnet to provide accurate control of the pintle and airflow ensuring accurate operation.
  • Every idle air control valve are manufactured with epichlorohydrin material to withstand resistance of vehicle temperatures ranging from -40 deg. F to 257 deg. F. to prevent any loss of functionality.
  • The rubber seal is made of Viton material to provide a closely fitted air tight sealant and contamination prevention.
  • Each connector and terminals are constructed with OE quality materials to ensure an exact fit connection, resuming peak conductivity to the engine wiring harness, and resulting in a precise engine performance.
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Connector Gender:Female
Terminal Gender:Male

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CARQUEST by BWDIdle Air Control Valve
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (5)
  • Improves engine efficiency (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (4)
  • Replacement (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (3), Casual driver (3)

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5.0

I would buy this product again

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from Deltona fla

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Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Idle Air Control Valve:

Perfect OE replacement

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5.0

I would buy this product again

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from Sioux City Ia

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

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Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Replacement

    Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Idle Air Control Valve:

    works as advertised

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    3.0

    Worked fine

    By 

    from Goshen ny

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    Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Idle Air Control Valve:

    Worked when installed, later thatvweek truck was sold so dont know for durability.

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    (5 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    good as original so far...

    By 

    from loyalsock Penna.

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    Level 2

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Quality Part Easy Instal

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Idle Air Control Valve:

    Simple install

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    (4 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Exact fit and easy to change

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    from Riverview FL

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    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Improves Engine Efficiency

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Idle Air Control Valve:

      Good quality exact fit and easy to install.

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      (9 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      fixed my problem

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      from Pittsburgh, PA

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      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

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          Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Idle Air Control Valve:

          This product worked well in a 2004 4dr 4wd S-10 Blazer. Corrected a hard starting problem that was thought to be a fuel delivery problem.

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          (9 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Okay

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          from Columbus, OH

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          Pros

          • Improves Engine Efficiency

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving

            Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Idle Air Control Valve:

            Okay

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            (23 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Improvement to vehicle operation

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            from VA

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            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Improves Engine Efficiency
            • Increases Power

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Performance Driving
              • Replacement
              • Restoration

              Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Idle Air Control Valve:

              I was told my problem was another item; coolant temp sensor. My local Advance Auto Parts retailer staff mentioned it was more likely the IAC valve; and it was! Idles great, no more skipping, no jumping at lights, acceleration improved and highway performace back to new. Not bad for 350,000 miles on an engine! AAP is my CHOICE!

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              • Q:

                Hard starting warm engine:
                2003 chevy s10 4.3 4x4, my truck starts and runs great when cold, starting the engine when warm after setting 30 min or so, takes much more cranking to start. Would this be an idle air control valve problem?
                Asked on 10/29/2014 by Bob from loyalsock Pa.

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hi Bob, Sorry, without the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it, nor provide you with a 100% answer. I would suggest that you take your vehicle and get it thoroughly checked by a certified mechanic before buying any parts that may/may not solve the problem.

                  Answered on 10/31/2014 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                I have a 97 Yukon. Runs fine, except the engine dies shortly after starting. Start and die a few times, finally it will run. although it does this more often when cold. It will sometimes do it when at operating temp. replaced fuel pump and #2 injecter about a year or so ago and fuel filter 6 mos ago. pulled the IAC about 6 mos ago and cleaned with mas airflow sensor cleaner, and seemed to help, But now it's acting up again. Not sure if this is coincidence or not. No check engine light... does this sound like an IAC problem ?
                Asked on 2/16/2013 by LOGICAL1 from FAYETTEVILLE, NC

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  With reference to your inquiry on the BWD Idle Air Control Valve - part# 31023, the IAC valve may be the possible cause of the problem on your GMC Yukon. 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. For any further assistance, you may also 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 2/17/2013 by Vincent from AAP
              • Q:

                I have an 02 s10 4.3 I have replaced most sensors including IAC before. It runs fine most of the time at cold starts then after it hits closed loop it will sometimes drop to 350-400 rpm when you come to a stop or change gears between forward and reverse Sometimes it recovers other times it either idles slow or stalls. Other times it runs fine most often after you have driven for awhile. Is there a way to test the iac or another sensor that can affect it and cause it to react slowly?
                Asked on 1/3/2012 by jt from atl

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  When an air control valve goes bad due to either carbon buildup or getting stuck, the RPM will drop. A bad idle air control valve will prevent adequate air flow to the engine and will result in increasingly lower RPMs when idling. The number of RPMs, while idling, will vary a bit based on the individual vehicle but is generally considered low when below 800 RPM. The RPMs will increase to normal levels when the accelerator is pressed. IAC valve mechanisms often begin to malfunction after a few hundred thousand miles, but can become dirty and clogged in far less time.

                  Answered on 1/9/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
              • Q:

                i have a 1997 chevy truck 1500, the truck cuts off at idle and fast idle, could it be the idle air valve?
                Asked on 10/27/2011 by drew from durham, nc

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  This part might fix 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 10/27/2011 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                my s10 99 surges at45-50 mph idle is good i've changed everything 3 mechanics have checked it,no one can tell me problem.could it be IAC valve?
                Asked on 10/25/2011 by joe from maryville tn

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  It could be the IAC, weak fuel pump, stopped up fuel filter, bad torque converter solenoid or a torque converter and even a faulty TPS may be the cause of surging.

                  Answered on 10/26/2011 by Vincent from AAP
              • Q:

                My 2001 blazer will not start when it is cold. I have to pour a little gas in the intake and it starts right up and runs fine.if you let it warm up it will start with out any problems,but once it sits for a few hours it won,t start unless you pour a little gas in it again. Could the IAC valve be the problem?
                Asked on 10/16/2011 by Buck from Saint Bernard ,La. 70085

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  It may be because of your bad IAC valve, spark plug, starter or battery. 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 10/17/2011 by Dennis from AAP
              • Q:

                EFI Engine is flooding at idle and runs rough, above idle engine runs find with plenty of power.
                Sounds like an IAC problem, what do you think?

                Thanks
                Asked on 6/4/2011 by T'Fred from Houma, La

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  This could possibly be the problem. However, with out the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it nor provide you with a 100% answer.

                  Answered on 6/5/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
              • Q:

                If this part is defective will it cause my 96 suburban not to start but only turns engine over I can add a small amount of gas in the breather and. It runs fine
                Asked on 10/7/2010 by Anonymous

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Yes it could cause your suburban to not start.

                  Answered on 10/7/2010 by Kevin the King of Auto Parts. from AAP
              • Q:

                What size or kind of wrench is needed to remove the screws that hold the idle air control valve in
                Asked on 7/17/2010 by Anonymous

                2 answers

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                  A:

                  For step by step instructions i recommend that you go to your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and purchase a repair manual.

                  Answered on 7/17/2010 by Kevin from AAp
                • A:

                  to get the iac off the hardest part is getting the engine cover off, there are two small bolts I don't know the size but I have seen it in there.

                  Answered on 11/23/2014 by max from cincy ohio
              • Q:

                truck runs fine but ldles high when you stop at lights, and is using more gas than normal?
                Asked on 5/28/2010 by wade from rock hill s.c

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  From what you stated, it does sound like you are having issues with your idle air control valve. Before replacing it, I recommend taking the one you already have, off and cleaning it using a product such as WD-40.

                  Answered on 5/28/2010 by Mike from AAP
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