Question about 1996 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

How to repair intake mainfold runner control - 1996 Ford Windstar

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert that has over 500 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 196 Answers

The dealer sells the plastic hold clips that holds the rods on there about 8 dollars i would get a new one at the junk yard be much cheaper it only 4 screws they are factory sealed unit they dont go out that often but will kill power to the engine and mpg

Posted on May 05, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

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:

Sep 14, 2015 | Ford Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Where can I get a diagram of the intake manifold runner control?

Do a Web search under the terms (Your make, model, year vehicle) intake manifold runner. Or intake runner control solenoids, rods, etc. You may find Youtube videos.

The runners are sandwiched under or inside the intake manifold. Some had plastic clips which crumbled and the operating rods became disconnected. Some runners stuck too bad for the rods to move them.

Jun 30, 2015 | 2003 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

How do you fix a intake manufacture runner control thats stuck open

I not familiar with a "intake manufacture runner control". Do you mean intake manifold? Not you sure what a runner control is though. Could give us some more detailed information?

Jun 13, 2014 | 2007 Chrysler Sebring Sedan

1 Answer

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:

Feb 10, 2013 | Ford Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

P2006 ford f150

This Code means that the Intake Runner Control on Bank One is stuck closed. An intake runner is a part which acts like a gate and diverts airflow inside the Intake manifold.

Some have control rods which attach with plastic clips and the clips break causing the control rod to unseat in its place. They may use solenoids that are electric or Vacuum controlled and the rods on these devices are what moves the runners.

Often you can take the intake manifold off and clean the runner or reattach the rods.

Please rate my info.

Jan 18, 2013 | 2004 Ford F150

1 Answer

Intake manifold runner stuck open bank 1 how do i cure?

Usually the only way you are going to fix this is to remove the intake and clean the linkage for the intake mainfold runners-sometimes you can 'inhale' a bottle of Sea Foam into a vacuum line while the engine is running and it will loosen the butterflys enough to un-stick it, just do it slowly enough that you do not cause hydrolic lock-let it 'sip' the entire bottle, and thenm shut it down, allowind it to soak into the intake for 15-20 minutes. When you restart the car, it is going to smoke heavily-that is good, it is removing the carbon buildup in the intake, and it won't go away for a good 5-10 minutes. Drive it gently, then agressively to clean it out.and for good measure pour a bottle in the gas tank while it is low on fuel, and drive it for 12-15 miles like that. All of this may or may not fix the problem-like I said earlier, the sure-fire way to fix this is to disassemble the intake to get to the intake runners. You might be able to manually close the plates by pushing on the linkage at the intake manifold runner control solinoid, if you have enough room to get to it.

May 30, 2011 | 2004 Honda Accord

1 Answer

2002 F150 v6-4.2L I have a service engine soon ligth on. Install a reader and the code is P1518 manufacturer controlled vehicle speed, Idle control & auxilliary inputs.


P1518 Intake Manifold Runner Control (Stuck Open)

Oct 09, 2009 | 2002 Ford F150 Regular Cab

1 Answer


Buy some safe carbon thats carbon cleaner. You might want to take the intake mainfold off the car and clean it with Carbon cleaner spray inside with carbon cleaner and let disolve drain and wipe clean the best you can. When do cleaning reassembly. (Don't clean it on the car this could cause your plugs to foul out)

Mar 20, 2009 | 1999 Mercury Cougar

1 Answer

03 Ranger P2004 error

Ok, i had this same problem. On the driver side of the engine right under the intake mainfold there is a vacuum hose comming off the bottom of the intake, then going to a switch. if you trace the vacuum line going out of the switch it goes to the Intake mainfold Runner control. This vacumm line is made about 6 inches short and will tend to crack over time, poor design. replace the vacumm line and you back in business.

Sep 11, 2008 | 2003 Ford Ranger Regular Cab

Not finding what you are looking for?
1996 Ford Windstar Logo

Related Topics:

39 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts


Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5546 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides