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IAC screws frozen

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Kristi with a K, Mar 31, 2021.

  1. Mar 31, 2021 at 6:03 AM
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    Kristi with a K

    Kristi with a K [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i have been wanting to remove the IAC, test it, give it a cleaning. I got a JIS screwdriver, no luck. Pb, no luck. Gave them a tap/whack, no luck. Heat, which seemed a little risky given that it heated up the throttle body & thee are electrical connections, no luck. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Mar 31, 2021 at 8:11 AM
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    Vice grips worked for me, but they sure are stubborn.
     
  3. Mar 31, 2021 at 8:19 AM
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    I took a rotary tool with a cutting wheel and made a straight groove across the head. I then took a flat head screwdriver and spun them off with that.

    If you want to replace the screws afterwards, you can get hex screws but I don't recall the size. If you search the forum, you'll find it.

    Alternatively you can use the JIS screwdriver and take a crescent wrench to the handle to give you more torque. You'll want to put a good amount of downward pressure on the handle so the tip doesn't slip out and wreck the head.
     
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  4. Mar 31, 2021 at 8:41 AM
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    Kristi with a K

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    Kicking myself for not getting the screwdriver set that had the t-handle. Thank you. Maybe the grips, then the cut if needed.
     
  5. Mar 31, 2021 at 10:17 AM
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    Wyoming09

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    Time to drill them out .

    Might want to have new screws so you can drive your truck .

    Do you have Access to a Drill Press??

    Makes it much easier.
     
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  6. Mar 31, 2021 at 10:35 AM
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    They can be stubborn. I usually make stern, serious, lengthy eye contact with them while I lightly clamp the t-body in a vice (hint). By this time they "usually" understand who is the boss.
     
  7. Mar 31, 2021 at 2:16 PM
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    Easy thing to do is replace them with normal screws same size with a lock washer on them.
     
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  8. Mar 31, 2021 at 4:19 PM
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  9. Mar 31, 2021 at 6:36 PM
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    Kristi with a K

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    I got them with vice grips, but it looks like I need some more handy tools :spending:

    Sure glad I got the IAC freed up because it was a mess!
     

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