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Old 03-07-2012, 15:28   #1 (permalink)
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96 Contour imrc valve

Hi guys can some one post a pic or drawing of this valve in the engine bay...have looked around on line and i'm not sure where/what it is...Thx
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Re: 96 Contour imrc valve

Cant find a picture , but this might help you .

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a guessing that you have a V6 Contour. The P1518, means that the Intake Manifold Runner Control(IMRC) solenoid is not moving when commanded by the PCM. The PCM knows it is not moving, because there is a built-in position sensor inside of the IMRC. The job of the IMRC is to shorten or lengthen the air flow passages into the intake manifold at the right times for maximum performance, by opening and closing ports inside of the intake manifold. These passages are moved by a cable attached to the IMRC that moves butterfly valves on shafts that run through the center of the intake. You can see the cable which will be attached to a lever and a shaft by looking right below the throttle body assembly on the driver's side of the engine. Follow that cable, and you will find the IMRC. It may even be bolted to the top of the front valve cover. Cances are you need a new IMRC. But you should clean the air intake manifold with carb cleaner to free up the butterfly valves I described. Sometimes what makes those IMRC assemblies fail in the first place, is heavily carboned up intake runner valves that cuse undue stress on the IMRC. "
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yes i do have the v6 and your reply was very helpful...Thank You
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Re: 96 Contour imrc valve

Check this also ,

Re: IMRC location .

" Is the IMRC the silver rectangular box under the black plastic cover and above the middle spark plug? The silver box I am talking about is attached by three screws. ? "


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2. Yes; 3 bolts, 1 plug, & a cable
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yes that's it and it must be a dealer part?? i can't find one anywhere else??
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Re: 96 Contour imrc valve

I've seen the IMRC fail, but, I would check the bushings before spending that kind of money.

This is your IMRC


If you follow the cable coming out of the IMRC, underneath your throttle body will be a thin metal arm - roughly 4-5" long. On either end of this arm there are plastic bushings. These plastic bushings become brittle over time and break away. Without the bushings in place the IMRC cannot open the secondary ports on your lower intake manifold (activated around 3500RPM) and then throwing your engine codes.

The bushings are around $10/ea, IMRC $400+
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