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Old 11-28-2005, 12:40 PM   #1
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Default Trick to removing Series 1 SSEi IAC screws?

Although I've done this several times before, it'* always been my experience that it'* a hassle to remove the Idle Air Control (IAC) valve screws on the throttle bodies on my supercharged '92 and '93.

Is there an easy way to remove those 2 screws? I've tried every size screwdriver that I have, including stubbies and long ones to reach the screws from below the EGR pipe, several sizes of allen wrenches, a flex shaft socket extension, etc., and it'* always hard to get to them.

Is there an easy way to get to them?
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Did you try needle nose pliers?
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Did you try needle nose pliers?
Yep, I tried needle nose pliers; they won't fit in that small space.
So far, my best solution has been to use a ratcheting screwdriver and a small bodied stubby screwdriver.
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How about an offset screwdriver...I've got one..only needs about 1/2 inch.
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I use a mini-ratchet set.

The spendy Jensen set. Very small angle between 'clicks'. So you don't need more than 11 of motion to make it work.
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