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Old 10-15-2005, 10:15 PM   #1
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What the hell is this?! 56k agreeable.

I had my dad take the car to America's Tire Co. to mount my new Fuzion ZRi's. (on a side note, if you're about to get tires from tirerack.com, talk to America's Tire Co. about the same priced tires, 'cause I just lost 60 bucks to the mount) and he, of course, saw this as an opportunity to take my car out for a spin. Silly him, he apparently hit redline and afterward, heard a strange noise. However, when I asked him about it a second time, he said the noise started a bit after he redlined. I come home after work and see him scratching his head in regards to the image below. WHAT THE HELL IS IT? If you lay on your back under the car, with your feet sticking out the front end, it's on your left, connected to the chasey. However, it has a few wires running to the motor. It sounds as if there are bearings in it and perhaps one of the bearings is shattered or cracked. When my dad disconnected the wires, the check engine light turned on. Let me know if you need anything else to ID it.



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Old 10-16-2005, 02:04 AM   #2
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Possibly the DSI actuator?
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Old 10-16-2005, 02:26 AM   #3
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Looks like a black box to me, like the one's airplanes have.
You sure you dad didn't install it so he can monitor your driving skillz ?
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Good luck finding out , don't worry not all post are going to be like mine, hehe
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Old 10-16-2005, 09:28 AM   #4
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It is the DSI actuator, yes, and the noise is because most likely your cable end connector broke at the intake manifold. Welcome to the exclusive club of people who have had their DSI fail; do a search, and you will find all you need to know - there's even a video clip of it somewhere with the sound.
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Old 10-16-2005, 10:06 AM   #5
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The sounds is coming for it though. But yeah, my engine does feel a bit different on 5kish... but I need to go to work, will driving on it for prolonged period of times be bad?
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Old 10-16-2005, 11:09 AM   #6
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No, it won't cause any harm. Just keep it under 5000 rpms and you'll be fine.
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Intake Manifold Runner Control?

Join the club. I went through this ordeal awhile ago (2 weeks ago). The technical name for it is a "Intake Manifold Runner Control". Call the number and the guy listed in the thread and you'll save your self $80 rather than buying it from Ford. He had it to me in about 3 days. As my thread says check the dsi clip first (follow the t/b down and its facing the driver side fender) before replacing the "Intake Manifold Runner Control". If it still does it after the DSI clip thing is fixed or checked out to be ok then you'll need a new one.

Here is another thread about the DSI clip. Hope all this helps, get back to me if you need anything.

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Yes, the sound is coming from that box, because there is a motor inside that box that is continually trying to actuate the intake, because the cable that connects the motor in the box to the intake broke at the clip end.
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Yep, I just replaced ours yesterday! It's an amazingly simple job that takes all day...
By the time I was done I had removed the grill and driver side headlight, removed the airbox and tube, the throttle body, and loosen the battery box so you can move it about an inch, changing out the actuator is a breeze... It's not bad really, but it takes a while. I don't think I'd remove the throttle body next time, now that I see how easy it is to unclip the cable from the manifold.
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svt pwr 02, if you follow the link I posted above it was kind of a funny story when I did mine. I took everything apart and then found the broken dsi clip thingy, put everything back together with out checking the Intake Runner box thingy fired it up and found out that the Intake Runner thingy was actually broken in addition to the broken dsi clip. So I had to take it all apart again and replace the broken Intake Runner. I was so amazed that I screwed my self over I just laughed about it and started taking every thing off again.
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