Every once and a while I'll go to start the car and it dies instantly, then when I restart it I have to hold down the gas a little to keep it running, while doing this it idles roughly but after 30 sec or so it'll smooth out and stay running on it's own. I took it off today and yeah it's all black in there, I then decided to compare it to the one on my Ranger which as it says in my signature, only has 45,000 miles. It too was all back inside and that one has never given me problems. So I'm thinking maybe the ICV on the taurs must be failing . any other way to check what the problem could be. also the one on my Ranger says that you are NOT supposed to clean them, if it's acting up, replace it.