Engine-Codes - Ford - P151A FORD

P151A FORD - Intake Manifold Runner Controller Performance

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P151A FORD Possible Causes

  • Intake Manifold Runner Control (IMRC) control circuit open
  • Mechanical concern
  • bind, seize, damage, or obstruction of IMRC hardware
  • IMRC control circuit short to voltage
  • IMRC VPWR circuit open
  • IMRC GND circuit open
  • Damaged IMRC actuator

How is the P151A FORD code repair?

Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

Tech Notes

There is a Factory Service Bulletin for the following Ford Models:
2005-2006 Ford Mustang
2006 Ford Explorer
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Ford Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P151A

What is the cost to diagnose the P151A FORD code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P151A FORD code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

P151A FORD Meaning

The Intake Manifold Runner Control (IMRC) system is monitored for failures. The test fails when the system detects a loss of bi-directional communication or signal(s) between the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) and the IMRC solenoid.

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