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Old 03-24-2011, 12:59 AM   #61
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Fixed my IMRC... difference story

I took my IMRC out and found the problem and fixed and got my inspection sticker.
This is how I fix the circular crack problem found.
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Old 06-11-2011, 03:49 PM   #62
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Nice guide! I was following it but unfortunately got stuck. I was able to remove the headlight, upper portion of the air filter box and even get the end of the cable from the lever but got stuck once I realized that I couldn't remove the cable from the bracket next to the lever. It appears it's supposed to slip off the side but I couldn't get it to slip off. I tried spinning it, thinking maybe I had to unscrew something but that didn't work. I also just trying to slip it off using light force but it didn't seem to budge and I didn't want to break anything.

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Old 06-11-2011, 04:14 PM   #63
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All I can tell you is to keep trying. It does slide out but it is a PITA!
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Old 06-11-2011, 04:24 PM   #64
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All I can tell you is to keep trying. It does slide out but it is a PITA!
Is there something I need to do to loosen it up? I may try spraying some WD40 on it and letting that sit for a bit to see if it helps. I can twist the cable within the bracket so I know it's not stuck that way. When I tried pulled on it I could tell the entirety of the intake manifold was moving around a bit so I didn't want to force it. Thanks for the insight!
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Is there a way to fake it or disable?.
Ask my Ex-Wife, she could do both!. Sorry guys couldn't resist, haha
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Nice guide! I was following it but unfortunately got stuck. I was able to remove the headlight, upper portion of the air filter box and even get the end of the cable from the lever but got stuck once I realized that I couldn't remove the cable from the bracket next to the lever. It appears it's supposed to slip off the side but I couldn't get it to slip off. I tried spinning it, thinking maybe I had to unscrew something but that didn't work. I also just trying to slip it off using light force but it didn't seem to budge and I didn't want to break anything.

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I found the removal of the wire clip is the worst part of the repair.
I forced it out and thought I broke the cable but I was lucky. The wire end clip is made of nylon and didn't break:

This is how the cable end look:


I found the right way to remove it, is by either:
1. you can push the nylon head in -OR-
2. rotate the cable until the slot head aligned with the holder bracket and you should be able to slip off through the side.


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I found the removal of the wire clip is the worst part of the repair.
I forced it out and thought I broke the cable but I was lucky. The wire end clip is made of nylon and didn't break:

This is how the cable end look:

I found the right way to remove it, is by either:
1. you can push the nylon head in -OR-
2. rotate the cable until the slot head aligned with the holder bracket and you should be able to slip off through the side.

Good luck.
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Exactly what I needed, thanks a bunch!
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:36 PM   #68
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I hooked up my scanner before i got my tune and no codes and after i loaded my tune i scanned it again and it said my SVT Intake Manifold Runner Control was stuck open?

I don't have a CEL. should i worry about it?
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I managed to get my IMRC box out and take it apart. I didn't trust my soldering skills to completely disassemble it but I was still able to sneak the sand paper into the crucial contact spot. After cleaning and reassembly, my CEL is gone (or at least has been since Sunday.) The exhaust note is back to normal, my torque has doubled and I finally love my SVT again. Thanks again for everyone's help!
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Ok, so I wanted to wait a little while before posting results, but I finally broke down (not literally) and replaced my IMRC. I just bought a new one from Tousley and installed it myself. Pretty easy job, only removed the airbox to disconnect the cable, then went in from underneath to swap it out. I reset the CEL and so far, after about 600 miles, the light has not returned. I think my MPGs are better, but it's kinda hard to tell since I ran in an autocross last weekend... I'll keep you posted.

So if anyone wants a slightly bad IMRC to try to take apart and fix, I've got one I'll sell pretty cheap. That way you can try the fix without disabling your car in the process.
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