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Ok i have a check engine light on that says intake manafold runner stuck open does anyone know how to close that. thank you

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Some of the designs used actuator pods that worked on Vacuum. There were plastic clips that held the rod from the Vacuum pod to the manifold runner. If this clip broke you would lose control of the runner.

These runners will soot up and stick if other factors combined to dirty the passages. Ford does make combustion chamber cleaner and other cleaning products. They would be most compatible, some electric controls can be damaged if the wrong chemical is used.

Taking the intake off and cleaning the stuck runners would be the most dependable cure.

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Posted on Jan 08, 2013

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SOURCE: I have a '96 Ford Windstar 3.8L & getting OBDII P1537 code.

A common problem on Windstars, there are two IMRC valves, the only way to fix them is replacement, which is not that hard. They are mounted on the end of the intake manifold and control runner length. There is a front and rear one, I'm not sure which one this is but you'll probably have to go to Ford to buy it and they should be able to tell you with the code number. The problem will not affect driveability that much, but if you have emissions testing at your location, this will likely cause it to fail.

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 ford windstar 3.8 with code p1538. Is this a

LOOKING IN CODE BOOK.POSSIBLE CAUSE TO YOUR PROBLEM THE IMRC COULD BE STUCK OPEN.OR THE IMRC ACTUATOR IS DAMAGED OR HAS FAILED.ALSO THE IMRC MONITOR SIGNAL CIRCUIT COULD BE SHORTED TO POWER GROUND OR SHORTED TO SIGNAL GROUND RETURN.

Posted on Oct 23, 2009

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SOURCE: ford focus p2008 engine code??

Check pcv hose from the manifold to pipe. It will get soft and collapse, leak. It will turn light on. Check while running.

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SOURCE: Ford Focus SE 2004 Check Engine light on due to:

Check the PCV hose from the manifold to pipe. It will get soft and collapse, leak. It will turn light on. Check while running.

Its possible that you need check this TSB.

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Posted on May 31, 2010

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P2004 Ford Intake Manifold Runner Control Stuck Open Bank 1


Possible causes - Intake Manifold Runner Control (IMRC) monitor signal shorted to power
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Check engine light came on. I pulled code P2004 which comes up as the intake manifold runner being stuck open. Just before the check engine light came on, I noticed that when I start the car, the initial...


Hello, The fast idle on Startup is a normal setting for your motor. This is called the "cold start routine" and it is suppose to help create draft in the induction system and warm other components.

The problem with the runner can be from several things. There are Electric solenoids on some of the motors which may be seen as 2 pods on the Intake manifold. The Solenoids are used to either send Vacuum to the runner mechanism or to move metal rods attached to the "runners".

Sometimes the runners with Vacuum solenoids get stuck in one position. You need to check for Vacuum running through the Solenoid. For the type with metal rods that move, Ford used plastic clips to hold the rod shaft to the runner just beneath the place where the Solenoid mounts. The broken plastic clip can be replaced with a paper clip that you need to shape to fit. Or you can buy a Ford part made of plastic which will fail again.

The runner flaps themselves can be gummed up so bad that the Solenoids described earlier just can not move them. This style would need to have the Intake Manifold removed in order for you to lift out the runner plates and clean them.

I am going to explain what a "Runner" is and this should explain why there are several systems put in Ford vehicles. On some Ford engines, the breathing of the engine requires that the Intake manifold has 2 sets of intake passages. A single Intake design could not give both low-end and top-end Performance. The runner moves from one port to another and this is like having 2 Intake manifolds bolted on top of 1 engine.

When the runners can not move because of a malfuction, thats when you get Error Warnings and poor performance.

You need to identify the engine used in your ZX3 if there were optional engines. I wanted to give you a start on your repair with my Solution. You should be able to look at your motor and see which system you have and now know that a Rod-operated sytem can have broken clips, a Vacuum system can have bad Solenoids and so on. I hope this is very useful to you.

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