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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 in drive. i've traced all vacuum lines and tightened all bolts. still no luck, and the car is timed accurately. timing belt snapped and this is the result after repairs.

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With it shutting off when you put it in drive that sounds like the safety switch that keeps it from starting when its not in park or neutral. Sounds like the safety switch has a short or something making it shut the motor off. I've seen this happen before but can't remember when or what kind of car it was. Any who, that's one thing I would check. Make sure the wire is still connected to it.
As for the other problems I don't know without being there. Good luck y'all.

Posted on Jan 24, 2015

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    If your engine is like the one in a Mercury Lynx that I had you might have a bigger problem. When the timing belt breaks with a overhead cam the cam stops turning while the pistons keep moving for a few seconds. The cam will leave some of the valves in the open position while the pistons cycle a few times. There isn't enough room for the valves to be open when the piston is at the top of its stroke. This causes damage to the valves and possible damage to the pistons, cam shaft, and head. The extent of the damage depends on how soon the engine stopped rotating the crankshaft. To make sure there isn't damage to the top end you need to do a compression test.

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I'm not sure why it is shutting off for you when you put it in Gear, but here is more information about the codes that you are getting:


p1518

The air induction system improves engine performance by using the intake manifold runner control (IMRC) assemblies as follows:

The intake manifold has two runners per cylinder, feeding each of the intake parts in the cylinder heads.
The IMRC assemblies are located between the intake manifold and cylinder heads, providing two air passages for each cylinder.
One air passage is always open and the other passage switches from closed to open by means of a valve plate.
Below 3000 rpm , this valve plate is closed to improve low-speed and cold engine performance.
Above 3000 rpm , this valve plate opens to improve high-speed engine performance.
The valve plates are opened and closed by the IMRC deactivation motor, which is controlled by the powertrain control module (PCM)
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P1520 Intake Manifold Runner Control (IMRC) circuit malfunction
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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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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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Code P1518 I can't find in book. Can u tell me about this code??


P1518 Intake Manifold Runner Control Stuck Open
For specific models follow this link

http://engine-codes.com/p1518.html

Apr 03, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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P0304 code and P1518 on 1997 ford escort and car will not start. Should I replace the actauator or get a diagnostic. Both butterfly pieces move by hand when taken off.


i'd have the codes cleared first of all as a stored code does'nt mean the problem is still there , it may have detected a fault with the intake manifold runner control but it may have been a tempory fault but once stored the ecu will think it is still there

Apr 25, 2014 | 1997 Ford Escort

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Pcm p1520


I found a site for you with the diagnostic codes. There's information available on the site to help you figure out what is causing what ever fault code is coming up and help you figure out what to do to fix it.
Best of luck to ya.
http://www.engine-light-help.com/ford-check-engine-light.html
P1520 Intake Manifold Runner Control Fault

Jul 18, 2013 | 1999 Mercury Cougar

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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

Feb 10, 2013 | Ford Cars & Trucks

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I haveLIGHT "check engene" .


P1518 intake manifold runner control.stuck open.do a search on ''you tube''key word P1518
you dont mention year,modle or engine.

Jun 24, 2011 | Mercury Cougar Cars & Trucks

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I got three error code for my Mazda MPV P1518,P1520,P0306.


P1518- Intake manifold runner control fault- stuck open
p1520-intake manifold runner control fault
p0306-cylinder 6 misfire detected

good luck

May 11, 2011 | 2000 Mazda MPV

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I have a cougar 2000 woith a code p1520 what would the problame be


P1520? Intake Manifold Runner Control circuit fault
P1520? Intake Manifold Runner Control fault
Possible Causes:


IMRC control circuit is open or shorted to ground IMRC Monitor VREF circuit is open IMRC is damaged or the PCM has failed
Most likely not the last one as that would be the last thing to check and I doubt it's the PCM.
Thank you,
Lee

Jan 06, 2011 | 2001 Mercury Cougar

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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.


YOUR DIFINITION IS INCORRECT, HERE IS THE CODE FROM THE FORD REPAIR MANUAL

P1518 Intake Manifold Runner Control (Stuck Open)
CHECK FOR DISCONNECTED INTAKE RUNNER CONTROL VALVE LINKAGE AT UPPER PLENUM CHAMBER

Oct 09, 2009 | 2002 Ford F150 Regular Cab

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