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Old 01 Mar 2012, 11:20 am
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Default Best tool to remove IAC

I know the two screws holding the IAC on my 2002 PT cruiser are T-20 Torx screws. My question is with little space behind them what is the best tool or method my socket seems to be too big.
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Old 01 Mar 2012, 01:40 pm
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Default Re: Best tool to remove IAC

pick up a t-20 screwdriver. there's not a lot of torque you have to worry about.
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Old 01 Mar 2012, 03:19 pm
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I used my 1/4" drive Craftsman ratchet and a 1/4" drive Torx T-20 bit, and was able to loosen the screws up enough that I could take the bit off of the ratchet and use it to back the screws out manually. It was a little tight, but it worked. I put a little WD-40 on the screws before I re-installed them, and that helped as well. Pulling the rubber weatherstripping off of the lip behind the IAC also gave me a little more room to maneuver.
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Old 01 Mar 2012, 06:49 pm
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Default Re: Best tool to remove IAC

I used a screwdriver torx and a ratchet wrench
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Old 09 Jan 2013, 09:07 am
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I'll have to find me one of those torx bits. I can't wait to clean it up (the iac) and see if that helps. Right now car chugs so hard and stalls that it's not safe to drive.
I'm wondering if one of these folding torx key sets would work well. It would allow an angle less than 90 degrees between the key and the handle.


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Old 09 Jan 2013, 07:03 pm
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Actually they didn't have the set pictured when I got there (liars)... But I found this nifty little tool with a t15 and a t20 bit plus more. It's a little short on the handle length, but I think it'll work how I need it to.

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Old 09 Jan 2013, 08:10 pm
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I would just pull the entire throttle body off and clean that too...
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