P1538 - Intake Manifold Runner Control Stuck Open Bank 2

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3  What does this mean?

P1538 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Intake Manifold Runner Control (IMRC) Solenoid
  • Intake Manifold Runner Control Solenoid harness is open or shorted
  • Intake Manifold Runner Control Solenoid circuit poor electrical connection

First diagnose P1538 code

    Check 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 terminals.

Cost of diagnosing the P1538 code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the P1538 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.

P1538 Possible Symptoms

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

P1538 Meaning

With the key on or engine running, the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) detects that the Intake Manifold Runner Control (IMRC) Monitor signal was less than its expected calibrated range at closed throttle.
OBDII Code P1538 - Intake Manifold Runner Control Stuck Open Bank 2 - Engine-Codes.com

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