General Idle Control Valve Screws mashed.

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General Idle Control Valve Screws mashed.

The Equalizer

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Hi Y'all

Just bought a new Idle Control Valve off ebay, went to fit it, had the old one out, 2 or 3 times to clean with no probs, but this time i have mashed the screwheads up.

First problem is how to get them out.

second problem is that Fiat spares in Harlow, checked their computer & didn't have the part no. for the screw & said it wasn't listed.

Just wondered if anyone new the part no. by chance.

Any helpful tips on how to get the screws out would be great too.

Many thanks


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if you can get access to them(i assume they are torx?)then cut a slot inthem for a flat screw driver or even better impact screwdriver

if you get the size of them then you can fit any screw really as long as it matches the size/pitch
 
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Well unfortunately it is the bottom screw, (typical)

But i hadn't thought of cutting a slot in it.

If i can get on it, it may work.

Thanks Custard boy, will have a go now, & get back to you.

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even easier if you have a (legendery)dremel. when cutting the groove get a decent groove before you try to turn it or it will just mash more.
 
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Well, I don't think I'm gonna be able to get on it.

I have been out there with the hacksaw blade, trying to cut a slot, but I aint having any luck.

Whats next, to take the whole carb off ? ? ?
 

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well would be easier for sure.can you get pliers onto the screw?other option if you can is to hammer a chisel/flat screwdriver onto the edge of the screw to make a nick in the side and then try to to drift it round hammering the chisel/blade
 
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Thanks custard boy for your help.

I got it off.

I had to force a mini hacksaw in, then I had a problem with the slot being too thin, so I ground down a screwdriver bit that I had, so that it fitted the slot, & Robert is in fact my mothers brother.

I fitted the new Idle Valve, & took the car for a spin, It was messing about with the revs all the time, so i did the 90seconds on & off business to reset the ECU, didn't seem to make a lot of difference, but at least it aint stalling all the time.

I'll keep ya all informed, as to whether the revs settle down or not.

So thanks again mate.

i owe you one.

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remember and get those screws swapped before the set in again since you will most likely be removing them again
 

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BEEN THERE - DONE THAT!!

I was a wee bit more lucky as it was the top screw. and managed to get it off with pliers. I swapped out the value and first got the same as you as the revs where all over the place. I reset the ecu by just unplugging and reconnecting straight away, and is now all is fine:)

Never bothered to replace the damaged screw I just did not tighten it too much plus applied some "copper ease" to the thread.
 

seanb

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Hi All

I've heard of resetting ecu as Donald described. Is there a difference between unplugging/reconnecting ecu as opposed to disconnecting/reconnecting battery? I had the stalling problem until engine had warmed up but the revs were then OK. Fixed stalling problem and now have idling up and down between 1000 and 2000 rpm.

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seanb

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Hi Donald

Thanks for that. The radio code I was given when I bought the car doesn't work anyway, as I discovered the first time I disconnected battery!

Best wishes

Sean
 
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