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1998 ford windstar imrc solenoids (Read 5,559 times)
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1998 ford windstar imrc solenoids
Sep 9th, 2004 at 3:07pm
 
I just had to replace two of my Ford's IMRC solenoids and I was wondering if they were in the proper price range.

I payed $685. for the whole job $223.96 for each solenoids and 180 for labor.


If anyone can let me know if I got Jobbed please let me know I had the work done by a Ford dealer and I'm willing to go back and raise a stink if I got ripped off.

Thanks.
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Re: 1998 ford windstar imrc solenoids
Reply #1 - Dec 3rd, 2005 at 7:09pm
 
for what it's worth. Chiltons book for 95--98 windstar page 4-36 shows one imrc (intake manifold runner control) solenoid, but two imrc vacume actuators. Maybe thats what you had done.
One of mine was cracked & wouldn't close. After checking ford's price (about what you paid)I disconnected & pluged the vacume line & hay wired the actuator closed. My van has been running fine for 2 or 3 years since then. I think its the modern day equilivent of a heat riser & since there are 2, I've been getting by fine with just one. The check engine light has been on ever since, but I've still got $300 to $400 in my pocket.
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Re: 1998 ford windstar imrc solenoids
Reply #2 - Dec 15th, 2010 at 4:00am
 
I realize this is a five year old topic but I believe it is still relevant since this thread has been read 1581 times and my 98 windstar just had these codes come up. This videos does a great job explaining what imrc is and showing how how to fix it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SUoVmTvgwA

Just in case that link doesn't work the video title "Windstar MIRC Codes" by Real fixes real fast.

I am not affiliated in any way nor am I promoting that channel that channel I just think it is a great video that can help anyone not in know.
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Re: 1998 ford windstar imrc solenoids
Reply #3 - Dec 15th, 2010 at 10:16am
 
Hi Madaxeman,

I just replaced a pair of those on the same engine the day before yesterday. We listed each IMRC actuator at 325.00 and labor was 2 hours.

I believe the price you got was very fair.
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