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What is this intake component?

Is this just a muffler? Is it something that can be removed? I'd sure like to just run a hose. Thanks

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lol its not a muffler lol its called a IAC valve. well it leads up to it. it connects from your intake to ur throttle body and its rsponsible for your idle i.e Idle Air Control valve. when your at idle it opens up . there the most common victim of rough idle. the actual box your pointing at is the leading to the IAC attached to ur throttle body. the box is a mini control for flow and houses no mecahnical device in it


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Hi Schon,

Thanks for replying. My interest in particular is in the plastic box and not the IAC valve itself. When I said muffler I meant something to dampen air noises. It's possible when the IAC is cycling it might make some strange sounds that would be noticeable inside the car. The intake on my Isuzu diesel truck has just such a device, with no throttle in the intake you would hear the wide open intake noises all the time. Cool for short periods in our Stangs but I don't think I would want to listen to it full time! As you noted there is nothing inside it so I have to wonder how necessary it is. Running a hose only would look alot cleaner.
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Hi Schon,

Thanks for replying. My interest in particular is in the plastic box and not the IAC valve itself. When I said muffler I meant something to dampen air noises. It's possible when the IAC is cycling it might make some strange sounds that would be noticeable inside the car. The intake on my Isuzu diesel truck has just such a device, with no throttle in the intake you would hear the wide open intake noises all the time. Cool for short periods in our Stangs but I don't think I would want to listen to it full time! As you noted there is nothing inside it so I have to wonder how necessary it is. Running a hose only would look alot cleaner.
yeah lol i figured all that after i clicked send lol. i wondered the same thing. usually when the IAC whistles . people repalce it and it stops so it cant be the black box. but i would guess it is a muffler.

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i found this. that answers the question lol

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Hey Schon...good find!

A "flow director", what next?! Well, it must do something reasonably important so I better leave it in. Thanks for digging that up.
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