cHoping to find some insights. I have an 2001 Nissan Maxima, 6 cylinder. recently got a po505 message indicating a problem with the Idle Control Valve. I was planning to replace it when a mechanic suggested that i just clean it rather than replace it. He said in his experience about 90+ precent of the time the valve just needed cleaning.
Went online and have watched a couple videos and read a few maxima forum strings.
Here’s the question: is it advisable to try cleaning the idle control valve vs. replacing. i must admit, i love the concept as these puppies are priced like gold… about $200.
question 2: should i be clamping off hoses as I remove them from the idle control valve?
anyone really experienced in this arena.
thanks in advance for your time and help.
and Eric… i’m already dirty.
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