|My 1998 Windstar with the 3.8 V6 had 2 DTC's, P1537 and P1538. The codes are
|for Intake Manifold Runner Control (IMRC) stuck open Bank 1 and Bank 2. I
|did find quite a bit of info by googling it on the web. Mostly it looks like
|the fix is just replacing the IMRC. They are a little pricey at $200.00 to
|$300.00 a piece. Does anybody have any experience with this problem? What
|goes bad with the IMRC? Pat
I don't know about your particular situation, but when I find that
some valve is stuck open or closed, I figure out a way to unstick it.
Cost = zero
e.g. EGR valve. simple. put 1/4 inch tubing on it and suck and blow
until the valve is free to move under -3mmHg. Worst case scenario,
take it off, and clean it with carb cleaner. Being sure diaphragm
isn't perforated ( holds vacuum ).
Stuck? You want to pay $300 to unstick something? You have deep
pockets. Figure out a way to unstick it yourself, using compressed
air, taking it apart, whatever.