How to clean the idle air control (IAC) valve and throttle body in the Dodge Ram

This is a brief demonstration of how I dismantled and cleaned the throttle body and idle air control valve in a 5.9L 1998 Dodge Ram. This is an amateur effort, published for free but with no guarantees of safety or accuracy. Whenever you research a problem in your car, be sure to obtain information from multiple sources. Any misadventure you encounter if you decide to repair your vehicle is your responsibility.

Thunderclap sound used under Creative Commons 3.0 license, done by RHumphries at