Technical idle speed control valve cleaning

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Technical idle speed control valve cleaning

tip20

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hi, i have problems with idle speed control valve on my bravo 1.6 16v, i have removed it, but it looks quite clean. What exactly is needed to be cleaned??
 

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the bit you can remove is the actuator. this is basically just a pin that moves in and out. it needs to be able to move smoothly, so give it a good squirt with wd40. try switching ignition on with the wiring connector plugged in and you should see the pin move. obviously cleaning wont help a faulty actuator. the air temp sensor is another favorite for idle problems on the 1.6.
 

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How hard was it to remove? Checking the manual it says you have to fit it back on but do not tighten the screws, then operate it using a tester until it has gone through a full cycle.

Is this required or can i remove it, spray it and put it back on all in one go?

Do i also have to remove the negative off the battery and leave it off for 20 mins as also stated?

Can you clean an air temp sensor or is a new one the only option?

Cheers
 
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jug

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you dont need to disconnect the battery to allow a full cycle to occur before refitting. removal is simply 2 bolts (torx/ribe head). takes 30secs.

you can clean the temp sensor with wd40 if you like.
 
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