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Where is the idle control valve on a ford explorer?

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August 17, 2008 2:45AM

The idle air control (IAC) valve on my 4.0 L OHV is on the driver's side of the engine mounted on the side of the upper "plastic" intake manifold. Removing the valve and CLEANING it does wonders for its operation ability.