There are a multitude of issues that can arise with poorly maintained equipment. The most common one is clogged valves, which can cause issues both at the machine itself and downstream from the plant. In this article, learn how to fix valve issues using knowledge of solenoid principles!
Removing Valve Body Solenoids
If you’re having trouble starting your car, it might be time to clean the valve body solenoids. This is a relatively easy task that can help to improve your car’s performance. To clean the valves, you will need some special solvent and a small brush. First, remove the cover of the valve body by unscrewing the screws located on either side of the cover. Next, use the solvent to carefully dissolve any build-up on the solenoids. Once this has been done, unscrew the solenoids from their housing and brush them clean. Reinstall them into their housing and screw the cover back on. You’re now ready to start your car and enjoy better performance!
Tools and Supplies Needed
To clean a valve body solenoid, you will need the following supplies:
– Valve body solenoid cleaner
– Electric drill with a 3/8 inch bit
– Exacto knife
– 10mm Allen wrench
– Rubber gloves
How to Clean Valley
Valve bodies are a part of most internal combustion engines, and they control the flow of air and fuel into and out of the cylinders. When dirt or debris builds up in these areas, it can interfere with the valve’s operation, causing poor fuel economy, poor acceleration, and even Error Code “P0440.” In order to prevent this from happening, periodically clean the valve body solenoids using a solvent such as acetone.
Frequenty Asked Questions
Will Engine Performance Be Affected By The Cleaning Process?
The cleaning process has no bearing on engine performance. Be sure to read the instructions and not perform the cleaning process when the car is in motion.
This process will not affect engine performance, just the time it takes for your engine to restart.
What Is The Difference Between A Standard And A Wet Valve Body Solenoid?
A wet valve body solenoid is a cleaner for the valve body, it ensures that the moving parts do not get dull before they are replaced.
Standard solenoids are only part of the valve that reside in the engine. There is a thread and some coolant inside them, but these require no cleaning. A winter or wet duty one has all of its parts submerged in silicone and other fluids with oil present at the same time, this requires completely different cleaning methods.
I Have A Car Valve Body, Do You Have Step-by-step Instructions?
Yes, we have written a step-by-step guide for most of the car valves. You may be able to find it on our website under Tech Support, even if you don’t have a product in mind.
Yes, we do have instructions. All you need to do is enter your VIN, and the instructions will be delivered to your inbox.
I Just Purchased A Used Car And There Is The Warning Light On. What Does That Mean?
If there is a warning light on during the startup sequence it means that one or more of the solenoids are clogged up.
A warning light on the dashboard might mean that one of the car’s many sensors has been triggered. If a sensor is worried, tell the dealer immediately to find you another unique and more affordable vehicle that you’re looking for.
Will This Work On My Car?
This kit is designed for most domestic cars, but there may be some exceptions, so please contact us before proceeding.
We recommend that you use our How To Clean Valve Body Solenoids on your car to protect your engine. However, it is not limited only to cars and can be used on other parts of the body as well.
How Do I Clean Solenoids?
Use compressed air to blow the dust and grit out of the valve body. Use a dry cloth or paper towel to wipe down any dirt that is on the valve body. Use an old toothbrush or other similar brush to brush in between the pins and washers in order to remove any debris, which otherwise would not be visible but could cause sticking valves.
Cleaning solenoids is a pretty straightforward task. In order to clean them, you need to remove the power from the ignition system. Then use a small amount of gasoline and a rag on a wire brush at the solenoid to loosen any deposits that are blocking the flow of gas. It’s also helpful if you have a Fox-body Mustang but not necessary.