1) Now you got to locate where the IACV is, pop your hood
and it’s located directly behind the intake manifold. It’s actually
connected to it. Remove your intake and strut tower bar.
2) Place a couple of rags underneath to catch the coolant spill. Loosen the two hoses running to the IACV with your pliers by squeezing the two clips and moving them away from the end.DO NOT cut the hoses as they are the exact length and you will have to buy new ones if you do.
3) After doing that remove the harness connected to the IACV on the driver side
4) Then to finally remove it from the intake manifold, remove the two 12mm bolts
5) Take your brake cleaner or simple green and start to clean up the inside of the IACV
by spray inside the two holes. Continue to do this until no more dirty
fluid comes out. Should take anywhere from 5 minutes to 15 minutes.
This depending on how old and dirty your IACV is.
6) Once you’re done cleaning out the IACVlet it air dry. I let it air out for 20 minutes while I did other maintenance on the car.
Reasons why you should take it apart and clean it:
-High idle after your car warms up
Brake Cleaner or Simple Green
A cooled down engine for at least 2 hours