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Old 06-11-2003, 11:57 PM
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do I need a new idle control valve on 300E?????

I have cleaned the idle control valve 3 different times with carb cleaner but the car still has the surge at idle. It is an '87 300E. A lot of times it will start but then die immediately, are they related? It also will have a hesitation sometimes taking off from lights, etc. Are all those related to it?
To test the idle control valve I have turned the key to on but did not hear or feel anything from the valve. Am I checking it correctly? I do not want to pay $150+ for a new one if I do not have to.
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