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    1995 mk3 1.6 16v Jerky

    Hi there, my wifes mk3 is suffering from jerkiness and I've read that this could be the Idle Control Valve. Could someone tell me where the valve is so I can order a replacement.

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    never just buy blindly presuming its the ICV

    Anyway its more than likely the EGR valve if anything

    the ICV just (as the name suggests) regulates the idle speed - and when faulty usually causes the engine to race - more noticeable in neutral etc

    jerkiness is most often attributed to EGR problems

    best thing to do is the usual 3

    Clean Throttle Body
    Clean ICV
    Clean EGR Valve

    whip off the intake plastics that sit on top of the engine and youll gain access to all the above

    Heres a quick pic of the X16XE/Z16XE on the Mk4 but the principle is the same for the above parts on your Mk3

    A simple can of carburettor cleaner from a local motor factors (Not Halfords incase u like paying over the odds!) should only cost about £3 - a clean rag to wipe up any carbon deposits and ur sorted - check out the how-to section for tips



    ICV looks like this - so you can easily locate it - usually held on by 2 torx bolts


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    Cheers mate, that will make the wife happy
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