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What is and where is the inlet manifold runner control imrc code p1518 is given on my scanner

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On a 2000 mercury cougar its a square box under the black shield with the engine stats on it, 6 inches up from the hood latch. remove the black cover and three screws hold the imrc to the engine block. there is a cover with 4 screws, a wire harness plug and black cable (a cable simmilar to a throttle cable) connected to it. it is verry pricy my dealership in tucson az quoted me 350 for a new one.

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It is on the intake manifold upper plenum, it iws a vacuum motor, the rod comes off and sets the code.

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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...

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