How To Clean Idle Control Valve For Nissan Altima 1998

Learning how to clean the idle control valve for a Nissan Altima 1998 can save money over taking it to a garage mechanic. Maintaining a car is a great do it yourself project that may be scary. Changing the damaged parts or cleaning them might be a bit daunting for some, but cleaning the idle control valve for a Nissan Altima 1998 is actually quite easy.

Things You will Need to Clean Idle Control Valve For Nissan Altima 1998:

  • wrench (get one that is meant for your vehicle)
  • cleaner for electrical parts (non-residue)

Steps

  1. Make sure that the engine has cooled down before starting out on your project. The next step should be to take out valve and also the sensor. Look at each part as you remove it and make a mental note of how each part fits together.
  2. Use the parts cleaner by spraying it on the Nissan’s valve generously. While spraying, make sure that you continue until the fluid starts looking white rather than dirty. Ensure that you clean the holder that keeps the electrical parts together. Keep the Nissan Altima’s valve on a soft towel and allow it to become dry for an hour or so.  
  3. When it dries out completely, clean the idle control valve for the Nissan Altima 1998 thoroughly and change it. Now run the engine for 8 to 10 minutes so that it becomes adjusted to the correct quantity of air for idling.
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