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kdrifter440 06-16-2008 06:34 PM

dont understand this code
 
My check engine light has been on and I got these codes at autozone.

P1538

INTAKE MANIFOLD RUNNER CONTROL FAULT-BANK 1

INTAKE MANIFOLD RUNNER CONTROL FAULT-BANK 2

iVE LOOKED THIS UP ON THE FORUMS AND NO ONE SAYS WHAT THE SOLUTION IS.

WHAT SHOULD I REPLACE FIRST?

scott.joyner24 06-20-2008 01:25 PM

It an air port on your intake manifold. What happens is over time the ports get clogged with sludge and get stuck open. You have one of 2 options.

1. You could remove the manifold and clean the air ports themselves. (Doesn't guarantee the CEL will go off though.) The IMRC is computer controlled by your PCM and there isn't anything you can buy to reprogram the computer yourself.
2. Take the vehicle to the dealer. The dealership has the software to reprogram your PCM to open and close again. That will fix your problem and turn off the CEL.

NGM 06-21-2008 12:06 AM

Could be the IMRC itself.. There was a thread on it with pics of what normally breaks.. Use the search and see if you can find it.

kdrifter440 06-22-2008 10:56 PM

I guess im going to just replace both IMRC does any one know how hard it is the remove the intake manifold?

ktmboyz 06-23-2008 09:53 AM

check the clips where the linkage from the imrc goes to the actual runners on the back of the intake, most often they break the small retaining clips that hold the rods in.

the pcm update for the imrc concern changes pcm strategy to cycle the runners open and closed on a decel to make them move a little more often and help keep them from sticking. some people that drive easy dont get them to open that often then when they do they stick. A fuel induction service will also help clean the butterflies


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