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2000 Ford Windstar Question: Can you replace the IMRC seals on the lower intake manifold and how.

 

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hammer48, 3.8L V6, Adger, AL, February 10, 2012, 12:40
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I don't know if I'm calling it by its correct name.I think my intake is leaking around the seals where the IMRC linkage hooks up to the intake manifold.If I can where can I find the seals they don't come in the gasket kit.Thats what I have been told.

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    csubak30 February 10, 2012, 15:11
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    They carry these at autozone. I have never had to replace these myself but, if you can get to the intake manifold runner control rod (IMRC) it doesn't appear too difficult from that point. http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/2000-Ford-Windstar...

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    hammer48, February 10, 2012, 17:18
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    Thanks for the reply but I'm talking about the IMRC shaft that runs into the intake manifold.There is two of them.

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    Juan214, January 18, 2014, 01:59
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    Did you ever get this fix?

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    hammer48, January 18, 2014, 11:51
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    I found out that a small amount of leakage was OK. I did not have to replace the seals. Soon after the balance shaft broke and had to replace the engine. Found a used engine with 70,000 mile for $650.00.

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    Juan214, May 14, 2014, 23:09
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    Wow. After a lot of research one guy is actually doing a clean and repair service. He replaces both seals and both bearings for just shy of $400. That was the best price then, now you can get a aftermarket manifold new for around $330 now. Fords manifolds are discontinued but I did find one online for over $600.

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