2000-2003 Ford Taurus Idle Air Control (IAC) Valve Diagnostics Service Tips
Some vehicles, may exhibit drivability conditions. These may include: • No start • Difficult to start • Stall • Low idle • Rough idle • High idle • Hesitation/surge while accelerating or at steady speed
These conditions may be intermittent with no Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) and no Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL). In some cases DTC and MIL may be evident.
Trouble cannot be identified with 95% of returned Idle Air Control (IAC) valves. The following procedure is supplemental information to normal diagnostics to facilitate accurate identification of malfunctioning valves. These symptoms would include engine stall, hard start, crank/no start, idling problems, and Idle Speed Control System related DTC’s. If the service writer uses the attached worksheet (Figure 2) for all drivability concerns including stalls it will assist the technician making a correct repair the first time.