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CARQUEST by Intermotor Idle Air Control Valve

Part No. 31072 Warranty Details  

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CARQUEST by Intermotor is a complete engine management import line that includes ignition and electrical relays, switches and sensors with a concentration on high technology categories such as computerized engine controls, fuel injection, and emission controls with coverage for every part number with an import nameplate. Intermotor parts are unrivalled for quality, original fit, form, function, and coverage providing a genuine import part in every box. Intermotor is the import leader by design.

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 IntermotorIdle Air Control Valve
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (15)
  • Improves engine efficiency (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Replacement (11)
  • Everyday driving (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (8), Mechanic (5), Auto enthusiast (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

2002 honda accord ex 3.0 v6

I had the idle surge issue....codes po-505 and po-505 pd ....the car would idle high as if I were holding the gas pedal down then I would rev...Read complete review

I had the idle surge issue....codes po-505 and po-505 pd ....the car would idle high as if I were holding the gas pedal down then I would rev the engine and let off the gas and it would rev on its own,so it seemed .... I tried to take the iac valve apart and clean it and it did work for about two days but eventually I ended up having to buy a new iac valve.....the part so far has worked fine and definitely fixed the idle problem I was having.....spray some brake clean in the intake to clean it since you will be taking off the throttle body....hope this helps somebody!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

change in manufacturer and quality

Disappointed - I purchased this part 1 yr + 1 month ago and it started sticking (note 1 year warranty). So I ordered a new one. I picked up at store and found...Read complete review

Disappointed - I purchased this part 1 yr + 1 month ago and it started sticking (note 1 year warranty). So I ordered a new one. I picked up at store and found it was not denso and was not packaged correctly (just loose in the box). Same brand I purchased a year ago was bubble wrapped and looked new.

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5.0

Easy install

By 

from Millersville, MD

About Me Mechanic

Verified Buyer
3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Replacement

Comments about CARQUEST by Intermotor Idle Air Control Valve:

Easy install. 2 phillip screws underneath. Take the throttle body off. Pick up a new throttle body gasket. Relearn procedure is easy. Hold idle at 3,000 RPMs until engine is fully warmed up then let idle for 5 minutes. Done

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5.0

It worked.

By 

from bridgeville, de.

About Me Mechanic

Verified Buyer
Helpful Reviewer

Pros

  • Improves Engine Efficiency

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving

    Comments about CARQUEST by Intermotor Idle Air Control Valve:

    Simple fix for a 2003 Acura. It was revving up & down between 1,500 & 2,500. Had to take the throttle body off to get to the bolts that held it on of course. Wasn't all that dirty but just enough to make the computer notice it. Put the new one on & it purred like a kitten. It's been a month & no problem yet.

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Not Up to OEM Standard.

    By 

    from New Milford, NJ

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Looks Like Original

    Cons

    • Higher Idle

    Best Uses

    • Replacement

    Comments about CARQUEST by Intermotor Idle Air Control Valve:

    It's not that good. Definitely not original Denzo anymore, in fact, it has no brand name on the actual part at all. It looks like the original, as far as shape, fit, and weight are concerned. It's performance isn't good, it's slow to react, and generally gives a higher idle and rougher engine shutoff. After witnessing the disappointing performance on this part, I did what others online have done: I sawed the screws on the original valve, took it apart, cleaned it, greased it, and put it back together. I am going to install the original back and hope for better performance.

    Two things I appreciate though is that 1) the part does work, and 2) it is much cheaper in cost than the original Idle Air Control Valve from the dealership.

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    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    D.I.Y = Good buy, works like a champ!!

    By 

    from Navarre, FL

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving

      Comments about CARQUEST by Intermotor Idle Air Control Valve:

      Compared prices for a week and took a chance. Given the consistent ratings and low-price and ease of install it was hands down the best decision I could have made. The old Idle Air Control Valve I cleaned/scrubbed/and soaked to until I could waste no more time. It was as if once the new one was installed the curse was gone!!!!!! It started right up on first try, no problem. I tried to duplicate the engine surging problem and could not do it. Thanks for having this product available it reduced allot of inconvenience.

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      4.0

      I would buy this product again

      By 

      from nj

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving

      Comments about CARQUEST by Intermotor Idle Air Control Valve:

      Drove my 1999 Honda Accord ex 200 miles no check engine light stopped my idle problem.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Solved my ramping problem

      By 

      from Elizabethtown,PA

      About Me Mechanic

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

      • Improves Engine Efficiency

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

        Comments about CARQUEST by Intermotor Idle Air Control Valve:

        Worked great

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        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good price. It fit and it worked.

        By 

        from Atlanta, GA

        Verified Buyer
        Helpful Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about CARQUEST by Intermotor Idle Air Control Valve:

            Cost much less than OEM part and works the same. It fit just fine and included the gasket.

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            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            2002 honda accord ex 3.0 v6

            By 

            from austin,texas

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer
            Level 3

            Pros

            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Replacement

              Comments about CARQUEST by Intermotor Idle Air Control Valve:

              I had the idle surge issue....codes po-505 and po-505 pd ....the car would idle high as if I were holding the gas pedal down then I would rev the engine and let off the gas and it would rev on its own,so it seemed .... I tried to take the iac valve apart and clean it and it did work for about two days but eventually I ended up having to buy a new iac valve.....the part so far has worked fine and definitely fixed the idle problem I was having.....spray some brake clean in the intake to clean it since you will be taking off the throttle body....hope this helps somebody!

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              (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              change in manufacturer and quality

              By 

              from atlanta, ga

              About Me Casual Driver

              Ask me a question

              Level 2

              Pros

              • Cheap

              Cons

              • Cheaper

              Best Uses

              • Replacement

              Comments about CARQUEST by Intermotor Idle Air Control Valve:

              Disappointed - I purchased this part 1 yr + 1 month ago and it started sticking (note 1 year warranty). So I ordered a new one. I picked up at store and found it was not denso and was not packaged correctly (just loose in the box). Same brand I purchased a year ago was bubble wrapped and looked new.

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              (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome Price And did the Job!!

              By 

              from PHARR,TX

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              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer
              Level 3

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Replacement

                Comments about CARQUEST by Intermotor Idle Air Control Valve:

                Resolved my issue of idle up and down from 900 to 1200 RPM. for a fraction of a cost of the Original Honda part. Hope it last as well.. It looks like is made out of quality materials.

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                9 Questions | 9 Answers
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                • Q:

                  Does this part come with the two bolts?
                  Asked on 2/4/2016 by junior from Bardstown, KY

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Good question, Junior! No, this Idle Air Control Valve - Part No. 31072 does not come with bolts.

                    Answered on 2/4/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                • Q:

                  Will this work on a 2002 Honda Odyssey EX? (note the description says LX). Thank you
                  Asked on 12/31/2012 by Martin

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    The BWD/Intermotor Idle Air Control Valve (Part No. 31072) is an exact fit for your 2002 Honda Odyssey EX. For further assistance, 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 1/1/2013 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  Is this the same thing as the rotary air control valve?
                  Asked on 8/15/2012 by leonard

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Yes, this BWD/Intermotor Idle Air Control Valve - part# 31072 is same as the rotary air control valve. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                    Answered on 8/15/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                • Q:

                  Does this part come with the gasket?
                  Asked on 5/17/2012 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Yes, this BWD/Intermotor Idle Air Control Valve(Part# 31072) comes with gaskets. For compatibility of this part, please provide your vehicle year, make, model and engine specification.

                    Answered on 5/17/2012 by Dennis from AAP
                • Q:

                  Does the on board computer have to be reset or adjusted when you replace the Idle Air control Valve?
                  Asked on 11/9/2011 by Charlie1949 from Tamarac, FL

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Generally we don't want to reset. If it doesn't read means, Turn off the engine. Disconnect the negative battery cable and reconnect the IAC electrical connector. Wait two minutes, reconnect the battery cable and start the engine. The computer should now control idle speed accurately.

                    Answered on 11/9/2011 by Dennis from AAP
                • Q:

                  where is the IRC located on 2002 Honda Odossey
                  Asked on 6/23/2011 by Butch from Ohio

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    It is basically 2 bolts and one wire connector. It is on the back of the throttle body, Try only if you are an expert in replacing Air Control Valve or It is advisable to replace this ACV by a mechanic.

                    Answered on 6/24/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
                • Q:

                  where exactly is this located on the throttle body. do you have a picture. could not locate
                  Asked on 10/28/2010 by bones from pensacola,fl

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    For further assistance, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle

                    Answered on 10/28/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
                • Q:

                  If this part is bad will it case your car to stall when your are at a light.(Idle)?
                  Asked on 8/15/2010 by Carol from Fla

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Yes, it can cause that.

                    Answered on 8/16/2010 by Mike from AAP
                • Q:

                  where is actually is it located in engine on my acura 1998
                  Asked on 8/3/2010 by doc from norwalk ca

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    On the throttle body assembly.

                    Answered on 8/3/2010 by Mike from AAP
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