Have a 02 sat vue with 4 cyl, 5 spd manual, ac, cruise, with 190,000. Just started having an idle issue. Will die at idle. Will restart and keep running if reved up. Was told by mechanic it needed IAC, but auto parts store says there is no IAC on this car, or at least they could not find any such part.Only other information is that don't know if it has ever had new plugs and the things they connect to from the spark plugs. Got the car at 96,000 miles, but I have not changed them. But, seems to be strictly idle problem.
Acutally, the car is utilized by my son in law at a different city from me. He is fairly handy, and if there is a little guidance on how to do the throttle body clean, he can probably do it. He has actually been driving it, but ordinarily my daughter drives it to work 30 miles one way and has been without it a couple of weeks. Son in law drives it as he keeps the reves up so he can wing it. Could you provide a novice "how to do it" scenario?
FixItMan, my son in law has not tried cleaning throttle body yet. He lives in small town and no easy access to parts store to buy cleaner. He is going to do asap I hope and I'll get back to you if that doesn't work. Thanks, Dave