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Old 02-01-2010, 05:09 PM   #11
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jus checked mine and i realized it has a broken spring!, lucky i got another imrc and i can swap parts yes!, found my problem
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:36 PM   #12
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Doing this now as we speak. I'm glad I found this thread! I got the dreaded P1518 code and my DSI clip is still fine so this was the only option left :). Hopefully I don't need a new IMRC actuator box.

It was the original thread I was looking for but glad there are two as this was more in-depth.
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Well night and day change. It was the spring on mine that that popped off where it should have been. Took it all apart and put the spring back in it's place and threw it all back together(I also sanded the contact while I had it apart) and now I'm CEL free . Maybe this will be the end of my 20MPG gas millage .
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I had this same problem a month ago. My DSI clip was still intact, so ended up using the info from the original how-to thread. I opened the IMRC, cleaned the contacts, lubed the gears and reset the ECU. Since then I haven't seen the P1518 code.
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Great writeup man!
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I did mine a couple weeks ago, for the lazy people ; I left the headlight in and simply pulled the batt and airbox. If the car on on ramps you can easily get to the IMRC box without removing wheel or fender liner or head light. I also used a bungy cord to hold the airbox lid and MAF/intake tub up out of the way as the stock clips look like they would not clip back on if i pulled the tubes.
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Yup. I just put a jack stand under the driver side and lifted her up. I only had to remove the battery to get to it. Didn't need to remove my CAI, headlight or tire either.

But my CEL came back on so I gotta take it back up to Autozone again and see if it's the same code again. It came back on after 60 or so miles . I bet it's that damn spring again. That and while I had it up, I noticed some coolant dripping down, it was coming from the top I believe and dripping down off the tranny housing. Now I guess I gotta change out the infamous O-ring lol.
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Ok, so I just started getting the P1518 code this week, but I haven't noticed any change in how it runs or MPG. I haven't checked it yet, but I'm pretty sure it's not the cable, and so it is probably inside the IRMC. I guess my question is with 125K on my SVT, is it worth the bother to take the thing off and disassemble it, or am I pretty much assured that the plastic wheel is shot? If that's the case, I'll probably just get a new one and get my mechanic to put it on. Any suggestions? Has anyone else got 125k miles without having DSI/IRMC problems?
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i would say... why not give it a shot? maybe your dsi is different and can still be fixed, you could save yourself 190 bucks.

maybe is just the motor.
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I'm working on mine right now, we'll see how it goes.

To you guys removing air boxes and battery trays and headlights -- you guys do know all you have to do is reach under the driver's side bumper, in front of the wheel, and it's right there, right?

You don't even have to pop the hood (other than to disconnect the cable from the DSI lever and snake it out). All you've got to do is reach under the bumper, remove the bolts, uplug the wire, and pull it out. You can do it by feel if you don't want to lay on your back or jack it up.
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