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I,ve just had my swirl flap rod replaced for the second time this year but engine management light has come back on today, i only got my car back from garage yesterday do i need to replace my inlet manifold as well as this rod? please help i,m so frustrated i only bought the car in august last year it,s on a 05 plate

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On a swirl flap operation there is a motor attached to the inlet manifold I presume the motor is fixed to the bottom side. You may need to look at this motor that operates the flaps as these can jam if the cogs are worn inside and will make the eml come on

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