|07-03-2013 07:17 AM|
|bbcobra||Mine is good to go now. my gas mileage has also picked up some too.|
|07-02-2013 09:31 PM|
|macdiesel||Went oem and no more cel light since installing|
|06-26-2013 05:37 PM|
|DarkSVT03||Just bought the imrc. I'll let you know how it goes|
|06-25-2013 08:54 PM|
I'm buying one off a 99-02 cougar since its cheaper then the oem one :) thanks!!
|06-25-2013 08:42 PM|
|bbcobra||ok, I can verify that a IMRC from a cougar (99-02) is the same as the focus. The cable is slightly longer (2 to 3 inches). I just put one on mine and it has fixed my issues. The old IMRC actuated the lever slowly then snapped back to the long runner position after starting and I think this was the whole problem. Probably a timing issue in the activation of the IMRC circuit. The replacement box actuates much quicker and holds there just like it's supposed to. Taking off is so much better with the added touque on the low end now.|
|05-06-2013 03:31 PM|
My fix did not work. I did this back in Nov. resoldered the joints, cleaned the contacts and put everything back. got the CEL within a day. I'm getting ready to get a used one from a pull a part to see if it really fixes it before I try a new one. I hear that several other models use the same box with different cable legnths that will swap right in. I know of a couple of guys who installed a new IMRC to only have the code come right back.
mine pulls the lever at start up then releases after a few seconds. then the code comes right back if I reset it.
|03-02-2013 06:59 PM|
|macdiesel||Thanks for the great write up. Had the cel popping up till it came on all the time. Pulled the imrc today, didn't desoder anything just took screws out and used a screwdriver and sand paper to get between the contacts. Didn't get to test drive it yet but when I started it the manifold was pulled closed and the cel was off. Hopefully stays off for a good while.|
|03-01-2013 12:45 AM|
IMRC fix still working
After a couple weeks the IMRC Is working great
I just need to figure out the last problem
A CODE 13 flashing AIRBAG Light
Had the AIrbag module re set , VIN put into the RCM and still a code 13, ANy thoughts.
|03-01-2013 12:16 AM|
|AlfPrev||I did this fix to two separate IMRC actuators and fixed one. 50% aint bad, good tips|
|02-04-2013 09:53 PM|
Got a P1518 at 108K miles a few months ago when winter hit. Cleared it immediately - never had a driveability symptom so it was obviously an intermittent problem...until recently when it would come back within days... Saw the thread and decided to actually try and fix it instead of buying a new module.
It was pretty easy - thankfully I had a sharp soldering iron to keep hot spots small and it was interesting getting the holes in the IC board free from solder so I could align the connector pins... a little patience was the key.
48 hours later still no code. Thanks for the good writeup
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