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Idle air control valve 2009 Gmc Acadia

Car Model: 2009 Gmc Acadia
Location: Irving, TX Submitted on July 11, 2015

Irving, TX

I have a 2009 GMC Acadia. It idles rough when in drive(stopped at lights, etc). I've been told the idle air control valve needs to be cleaned.  A tech at Firestone told me it is built in to the throttle body and therefore cannot be cleaned, the valve must be completely replaced at a cost of over $500.  Is this accurate?  Can it not just be cleaned?  

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    That price is about the going rate cleaning has never worked for me 
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