Mazda MPV 2004 CODE P0660 W/ 55K What could be wrong?

Tiny
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My 2004 Mazda MPV is stuttering. It has 55k on it (not under warranty) But could it be under a component warranty(8yrs or 80k)? The vin is too high to fall under the reflash (JM3LW28A740525333 Manf. In april of 04). And has not been reflashed (no sticker) I had a code (P0660 Communication Control Activator Ciruit and/ or IMRC or IMCC Ihave read of two not sure if its the same thing or not.) I can't find much info about this code and I am really confused on where to go from here and where this is even located>>> Could you tell me where to go from here and what it is we are really talking about thank you Shayna Allen
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Sunday, January 7th, 2007 AT 5:57 PM

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Tiny
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I found this about po660 and hope it helps:

Intake Manifold Tuning Valve circuit Malfunction.

Description:
The IMTV system is monitored for failure during continuous, key ON engine OFF or key ON engine running self-test. The test fails when the signal on the monitor pin is more or less than an the expected calibrated range.

Causes:
IMTV signal circuit open, shorted to PWR GND or SIG RTN

Damaged IMRC actuator

Damaged PCM

I'll see if there is somthing I can research on this.
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Sunday, January 7th, 2007 AT 6:07 PM
Tiny
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And here is what I found:
This is how Mitchell On Demand describes them:

IMRC:

IMRC system consists of a remote mounted electric actuator with an attaching cable or linkage to operate the housing butterfly valve plate levers for each housing on each bank. PCM uses a positive change in Throttle Position sensor along with the increase in engine RPM from Crankshaft Position sensor to open butterfly valve plates.

IMRC housing is an aluminum casting with 2 intake air passages for each cylinder. One passage is always open and the other is opened and closed with a butterfly valve plate(s). IMRC housing uses a return spring to hold butterfly valve plate(s) in closed position. Electric actuator houses an internal switch or switches, dependant on application, to provide feedback to PCM indicating butterfly valve plate(s) position.

When engine speed is below 3000 RPM, electric actuator will not be energized, allowing IMRC butterfly valve plate(s) to remain in closed position. When engine speed is about 3000 RPM, electric actuator is energized, causing butterfly valve plate(s) to the open position. Some applications will activate IMRC butterfly valve plate(s) when engine speed is about 1500 RPM.

IMT

Intake Manifold Tuning valve is an electric actuator mounted directly to intake manifold. IMT valve operates a shutter device attached to electric actuator shaft. When electric actuator is energized it rotates shaft and opens shutter, allowing both sides of the manifold airflow to blend together.

There is no monitor feedback to PCM from IMT valve to indicate shutter position (open or closed). PCM uses a positive change in Throttle Position sensor along with the increase in engine RPM from Crankshaft Position sensor to open shutter.

When engine speed is below 2600 RPM, electric actuator will not be energized, allowing IMT valve shutter to remain in closed position (no airflow blend occurs). When engine speed is 2600 RPM or more, electric actuator is initially energized at a 100 percent duty cycle, causing shutter to open position (airflow blend occurs). Duty cycle then falls to about 50 percent duty cycle to continue to hold shutter open.

So now the descriptions are out of the way, let's compare:

- IMRC uses positive change in TPS and Crank position sensors to activate
- IMT also uses positive change in both sensors to activate.

- IMRC uses a remotely mounted electric actuator
- IMT uses an electric actuator directly mounted to the intake manifold

- IMRC controls the butterfly valve plates in the secondary intake runners
- IMT uses a shutter to blend airflow between the runners

- IMRC closes below 3,000 RPM
- IMT closes below 2,600 RPM

- IMRC either opens at 1,500 or 3,000 RPM depending on application
- IMT opens at 2,600 RPM
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Sunday, January 7th, 2007 AT 6:46 PM
Tiny
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The location of the imtv is opposite the throttle body connected to the intake manifold. From what I understand the cel should not be lit. Is that right?
Not sure on warranty.
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Monday, January 8th, 2007 AT 6:41 PM
Tiny
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WEell everything looks good here. LOL
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Tuesday, January 9th, 2007 AT 6:12 AM

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