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Old 05-01-2010, 06:45 PM   #1
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Another IMRC problem....

ok peeps, so I bought another focus about two weeks ago (throwing a turbo on this one, thanks Brad. lol) and it had a LOUD clicking noise from the IMRC box. Pulled the box apart and the one thing that can brake in there did, the little plastic wheel. I was able to fix it put it back, and its still non opening the valve on startup. If I disconnect the cable from the valve, the cable pulls back fine.

I can also freely open the valve on the manifold running and not running.... and there are no kinks in the cable.

any Ideas?? Im stuck.

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What is an IMRC? Never seen that acronym used before.
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intake manifold runner control (IMRC)
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:28 PM   #4
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ayudame!!! (help me) :)
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i really dont understand your problem, what i think you are trying to explain is that you opened the imrc and tried to fix it but failed, right?.. you think the plastic wheel inside is the only thing that can break.. well let me tell you that no, when i got a clicking noise in my imrc the problem was a "spring" inside the box, it was broken so my motor wouldnt stop spining causing a loop, so check for that "bump", if it clicks, then its spinning so the motor should be fine

oh and its a lever in the manifold not a valve
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plug in the IMRC and have someone turn the ignition. You should be able to see it move without load. If it still doesnt move then reopen it and check internal movement.
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ok. when I pulled off the IMRC box it didn't work at ALL. I fixed that plastic wheel, put it all back together and it works now. However, it pulls back the cable when its NOT connected to the lever (On startup). As soon as you clip it back onto the lever, It doesn't work. Doesn't pull back the lever, doesn't open the IMRC. Make sense?

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i really dont understand your problem, what i think you are trying to explain is that you opened the imrc and tried to fix it but failed, right?.. you think the plastic wheel inside is the only thing that can break.. well let me tell you that no, when i got a clicking noise in my imrc the problem was a "spring" inside the box, it was broken so my motor wouldnt stop spining causing a loop, so check for that "bump", if it clicks, then its spinning so the motor should be fine

oh and its a lever in the manifold not a valve
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plug in the IMRC and have someone turn the ignition. You should be able to see it move without load. If it still doesnt move then reopen it and check internal movement.
Thats what Im saying, Ill plug it in, run the cable to the position it should be in. I just let it hang there without connecting it to the lever and when car is started it will pull back. But as soon as I ACTUALLY connect it to the lever, nothin.....
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Then have you checked movement of the Runner to see if there is resistance?
Or you might put your hand on the lever when it's actuated and see if it has enough torque. The motor might be bad.

One other thing, check to make sure you reassembled it correctly. If the IMRC is rotating the runner in the wrong direction it will look like its not working.
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Old 05-02-2010, 11:30 AM   #10
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Then have you checked movement of the Runner to see if there is resistance?
Or you might put your hand on the lever when it's actuated and see if it has enough torque. The motor might be bad.

The lever on the intake manifold moves freely. I can hear the motor on startup. Its just like the motor doesnt have enough torque. but i hear it...

IDK... I just dont want to spend 190 on a new one....
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