1998 Ford F-150 check engine light on

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MIKEGROSS12
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  • 1998 FORD F-150
Engine Mechanical problem
1998 Ford F150 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual

scan tool brought up code p1538. Possible stuck lifter.(No noises). Tried lucas in the tank & tried stp in the throttllebody. Light still on. Cant find vacuum leak anywhere. Unsure about location of imrc solenoid & the irmc motors. Truck runs excellent needs inspection wont pass with light on. Dont wont to mess anything up worse if there is a problem
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Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 AT 8:52 AM

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JACK42
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Mitchell doesnt show a code P1538 for a 98 F-150. All of the codes for that area of #s refer to the IMRC, which is mounted on the lower intake and controls the extra runner flaps in the manifold. Look for broken connectors for the rods that go from teh motor to the intake levers. If all are ok, then it could be the IMRC motor, have seen them go bad as well. The light will probably need to be cleared with a scan tool
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Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 AT 2:00 PM

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