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#1 SHANES9818

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 10:00 AM

Hi there

I own a black V Reg Ford Focus.

Due to this website I have manage to find out what was wrong with my car.

Symothoms: Stalling, Hesitation, Reving out of control, idle getting stuck.

Apparently this is very common problem with the Ford Focus. How ever I now know I need to change the idle control valve which I jus brought on eBay.

I was wondering if any body new of any tips for changing this part of where I could download some sort of an engine diagram fro free from. I have located it in the engine but if I had a diagram to look at I could familiar raise my self before attempting this. Also is this an easy part to change?

Thanks

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#2 stef123

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:44 AM

Hi there

I own a black V Reg Ford Focus.

Due to this website I have manage to find out what was wrong with my car.

Symothoms: Stalling, Hesitation, Reving out of control, idle getting stuck.

Apparently this is very common problem with the Ford Focus. How ever I now know I need to change the idle control valve which I jus brought on eBay.

I was wondering if any body new of any tips for changing this part of where I could download some sort of an engine diagram fro free from. I have located it in the engine but if I had a diagram to look at I could familiar raise my self before attempting this. Also is this an easy part to change?

Thanks


hi,

what engine do you have? i presume its a 1.8 or 2 litre?

#3 SHANES9818

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 10:56 AM

hi,

what engine do you have? i presume its a 1.8 or 2 litre?



A 2.0l

#4 bill07

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 06:16 PM

easy job underneath the inlet manifold. 2 bolts and a plug to undo, just a quick one tho, why do you think its the control valve? i been working on these for years,seen loads but never change a idle valve on one,post back or message me if it fix's it id love to know.

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 08:40 PM

easy job underneath the inlet manifold. 2 bolts and a plug to undo, just a quick one tho, why do you think its the control valve? i been working on these for years,seen loads but never change a idle valve on one,post back or message me if it fix's it id love to know.


the ICV seems to be a common fix for many problems. it has come up countless times on the forum.
Ive also had to change the ICV on my 1.6 as it wasn't operating correctly, causing the revs to hang for a second and also occasionally stall. the same symptoms as most are having.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 12:14 AM

how easy was it to change, i need to do mine but heard it's a bit of a pain to get to

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 06:57 PM

I found this to be a git to get to. If i ever do it again i'll take the inlet manifold off, it is possible from under the car but it is VERY tight in there.

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