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2002 Ford Focus SVT Question: what does this code mean p1518

 

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tennessee79, 2.0L 4 Cylinder DOHC, Meriden, CT, November 21, 2010, 19:27
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what does p1518 this is what i got when i put it on the comp

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    November 21, 2010, 20:29
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    It means...intake manifold runner control malfunction.

    From the shop manual:
    The IMRC system is monitored for failure during continuous, key ON engine OFF or key ON engine running self-test. The test fails when the signal on the monitor pin is less than an expected calibrated range at closed throttle.

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    Visitor, November 22, 2010, 03:41

    How do I fix it?is it going to hurt the engine?

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    DaveJHM, November 22, 2010, 19:34
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    It's not a simple diagnosis and repair; I do recommend a technician look at it - one versed in the operation of this system (IMRC).

    Check engine lights indicate emissions and performance issues - I would say that it is something that requires inspection and repair.

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