Intake Air Bypass Control Thermal Valve Test

1.Start the engine. Then let it idle.

NOTE: The engine coolant temperature must be below 65°C (149°F).

2.Remove the vacuum hose (A) from the intake air duct, and connect a vacuum pump/ gauge (B) to the hose.

 

3.Raise and lower the engine speed, and make sure the vacuum gauge reading changes as the engine speed changes.

If the vacuum reading does not change, check for these problems:

  • Misrouted, leaking, broken, or clogged intake air bypass control system vacuum lines.
  • A cracked or damage intake air bypass control thermal valve.

4.Hold the engine at 3,000 rpm (min-1) with no load (in Park or neutral) until the radiator fan comes on, then let it idle.

5.Raise and lower the engine speed, and make sure the vacuum gauge reading does not change as the rpm changes.

If the vacuum reading changes, check for these problems:

  • Misrouted, leaking, broken, or clogged intake air bypass control system vacuum lines.
  • A cracked or damaged intake air bypass control thermal valve.