Dropped a Lug in the engine compartment

kanes1kanes1 Member Posts: 3
I was cleaning the IAC valve this morning for my engine stalling problem on Mazda MPV 2005. I accidently dropped a Lug and am unable to locate it with a flah light , nor does a magnetic pickup tool is able to pick any thing. If I drive this vehicle without finding the Lug will it cause any damage to the car or create any safty issues ? any ideas , help is greatly appreciated.

thank you



  • isellhondasisellhondas Member Posts: 20,341
    What do you mean by a "lug"?

    Not a lug nut?
  • kanes1kanes1 Member Posts: 3
    Yes a Lug nut, sorry did not know exactly what it is called. I knew it is something "lug", thanks for the exact name. Any suggestions for my problem . Just a update - Have been driving this vehicle for past 2 days on the surface street speed at about 30- 40 miles . Have driven about 20 miles so far. No issues yet. wondering if it si OK to go on the freeways.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Member Posts: 20,341
    It probably already fell out or else it's jammed into some tight spot.

    If it were my car I wojldn't worry about it.
  • kanes1kanes1 Member Posts: 3
    Thank you for your reply.
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