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Car bogs at high rpm and error code reads imrc stuck open

I have an error code reading intake manifold runner control stuck open and the car bogs at high rpm. what could i do to fix it

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    replace the runner control or check for loss of vacuum.

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SOURCE: ENGINE LIGHT ON SLIGHT LOSS OF POWER AND POSSIBLE RATTLE

p2004 (Intake Manifold Runner Control Stuck Open)You need to take a look at the IMRC actuators on the intake manifold. You can try using a screwdriver or other tool to move the actuators to see if one is stuck in the open position. Do not use your fingers to do this, because if one is open and decides to close it has a bit of force behind it and can injure you. If the IMRC is stuck open, it is usually due to deposits in the intake manifold. Repair involves removing the upper intake manifold and cleaning out any deposits in the IMRC plate area. I would try running some Techron Concentrate in 2 tanks of gas to see if it dissolves enough of the gunk on the plates to free up the stuck one. Certainly a lot cheaper than having to pull the intake manifold and cleaning the plates. Always run tier one gasoline like Shell or Chevron to reduce the buidup of deposits.

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

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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: Check engine light came on

THERE IS A VALVE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE INTAKE MANIFOLD THAT OPEN THE RUNNER.IT HAS A VACUUM LINE TO IT.FOR IT TO BE STUCK OPEN EITHER THE SOLENOID IS BAD,THE VACUUM LINE IS BAD OR THE RUNNER IS GUMMED UP WITH CARBON AND STUCK OPEN

Posted on May 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Intake manifold runner control stuck closed?

you don't have to replaced the manifold just the runner control. see this all the time at work the part is about 175.00 and an hour and a half to install. your local dealer should be able to fix this for you

Posted on Aug 07, 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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Where is the imrc located on a 2002 ford f-150 xl?


P1518 - Intake Manifold Runner Control Malfunction (Stuck Open) The IMRC system is monitored for failure during continuous, key ON engine OFF or key ON engine running self-test. The test fails when the signal on the monitor pin is less than an expected calibrated range at closed throttle.
  • IMRC monitor signal circuit shorted to PWR GND or SIG RTN
  • Damaged IMRC actuator
  • Damaged PCM
An IMRCM PID reading approximately near 1 volt at closed throttle may indicate a fault
It's part of the intake manifold . View P1518 on youtube .
2000 150 4 2L V6 Fault Code P1518 IMRC

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How to fix code p2004 on 2005 ford focus


you code is here

P2004 Ford Intake Manifold Runner Control Stuck Open Bank 1


Possible causes - Intake Manifold Runner Control (IMRC) monitor signal shorted to power
- Faulty Intake Manifold Runner Control (IMRC) actuator
- Faulty Intake Manifold Runner Control (IMRC) solenoid
- Damage Powertrain Control Module (PCM)
- Blocked vacuum hoses
alt="What does this mean?"> What does this mean? Possible symptoms - Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light) P2004 Ford Description The P2004 is set when the Intake Manifold Runner Control (IMRC) is commanded closed by the Powertrain Control Module (PCM), but the IMRC indicates open.


Read more: http://engine-codes.com/p2004_ford.html#ixzz3lke1SreV

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2004 ford f 150 5.4 3V pulled intake fixed vac hose came off replaced imrc & still show intake runner control closed bank 1 Still has no power when I get in it to pass something any ideas?


Is your check engine light on ? Any codes ?

There are three basic types of intake air sub-systems:


  • Intake Manifold Runner Control (IMRC) electric actuated system

  • Intake Manifold Swirl Control (IMSC) vacuum actuated system

  • Intake Manifold Tuning Valve (IMTV)

These subsystems are used to provide increased intake airflow to improve torque, emissions and performance. The overall quantity of air metered to the engine is controlled by the throttle body.

Intake Manifold Runner Control (IMRC) Electric Actuated System
The Intake Manifold Runner Control (IMRC) Electric Actuated system (Figure 107) consists of a remote mounted motorized actuator with an attaching cable for each housing on each bank. Some applications will use one cable for both banks. The cable or linkage attaches to the housing butterfly plate levers. The 2.0L (2V) Focus IMRC uses a motorized actuator mounted directly to a single housing without the use of a cable. Each IMRC housing is an aluminum casting with two intake air passages for each cylinder. One passage is always open and the other is opened and closed with a butterfly valve plate. The housing uses a return spring to hold the butterfly valve plates closed. The motorized actuator houses an internal switch or switches, depending on the application, to provide feedback to the PCM indicating cable and butterfly valve plate position.



Below approximately 3000 rpm, the motorized actuator will not be energized. This will allow the cable to fully extend and the butterfly valve plates to remain closed. Above approximately 3000 rpm, the motorized actuator will be energized. The attaching cable will pull the butterfly valve plates into the open position. Some vehicles will activate the IMRC near 1500 rpm.



WARNING: SUBSTANTIAL OPENING AND CLOSING TORQUE IS APPLIED BY THIS SYSTEM. TO PREVENT INJURY, BE CAREFUL TO KEEP FINGERS AWAY FROM LEVER MECHANISMS WHEN ACTUATED.




  1. The PCM uses the TP sensor and CKP signals to determine activation of the IMRC system. There must be a positive change in voltage from the TP sensor along with the increase in rpm to open the valve plates.




  1. The PCM uses the information from the input signals to control the IMRC motorized actuator based upon rpm and changes in throttle position.




  1. The PCM energizes the actuator to pull the butterfly plates open with the cable(s) or linkage.




  1. The IMRC housing contains butterfly plates to allow increased air flow.

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Code p2004 saying intake manifold runner control sturck open. bank 1


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intake manifold air control actuator , bank 1 --actuator stuck open====causes ---wiring---intake manifold air control actuator ---mechanical fault
second reference is
intake manifold air control solenoid , bank 1 --solenoid stuck open===causes ---wiring--intake manifold air control solenoid ---mechanical fault
probably means the same as what you have but in a more easy to understand method
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Ford F140 4.2 Do Engine codes P0305, P0306, and P1518 relate to each other


I am assuming you mean F150 truck.
The answer is maybe.
Code 305 and 306 are missfire codes for cylinders 5 and 6.
Code 1518 is for a problem with the intake manifold runner control which could cause the other two codes.

P1518 FORD Description The Intake Manifold Runner Control (IMRC) is monitored for failure during continuous or key ON engine OFF self-test.
Possible causes - Intake Manifold Runner Control (IMRC) harness is open or shorted
- Intake Manifold Runner Control (IMRC) circuit poor electrical connection
- Faulty Intake Manifold Runner Control (IMRC) actuator
- Faulty Engine Control Module (ECM)
Read more: http://engine-codes.com/p1518_ford.html#ixzz2KSN6Thui

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P1537 how do I fix this problem?


CODE P1537 - INTAKE MANIFOLD RUNNER CONTROL MALFUNCTION BANK 1 STUCK OPEN. POSSIBLE CAUSES. IMRC MONITOR SIGNAL CIRCUIT SHORTED TO POWER GROUND. IMRC MONITOR SIGNAL CIRCUIT SHORTED TO SIGNAL GROUND RETURN. IMRC ACTUATOR IS DAMAGED OR THE PCM HAS FAILED. - IMRC - IS INTAKE MANIFOLD RUNNER CONTROL.

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Obd 2 code reads p 15 18. There is no code number to relate to the problem. Do you have the answer? [ check engine light on 1999 ford taurus]


code p1518= intake manifold runner control (IMRC) malfunction (stuck open)

the intake manifold has two runners per cylinder, feeding each of the cylinder heads
the IMRC assemblies are located between the intake manifold and two air passages for each cylinder.
one air passage is always open and the other passage switches from means of a valve plate.
below 3000 rpm, this valve plate is closed to improve low speed performance.
above 3000 rpm, this valve plate opens to improve high-speed exceleration.
the valve plates are opened and closed by the IMRC deactivation by the powertrain control module
(pcm) if your car or truck is not affected by the error code, the pcm may need to be reprogrammed
so that the error does not come up again. or you can connect an obd2 scanner and reset ever y time
it comes up. good luck!

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I replaced timing belt and water pump, car will start, but shuts off when put in gear, had a engine code p1518 p1520 intake runner control fault or stuck open. i need this car to run and stay running while...


you need to make sure that the control solenoid has vacuum and power and ground at the connector, or it will set that code. as long as you did not drop the plenum would should be fine, locate the control solenoid you should be fine

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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.

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