P2004 ON MY 2003 FORD FOCUS 2.3L

  • Tiny
  • Taytheking
  • 2003 FORD FOCUS
  • 2.3L
  • 260,000 MILES

Went to the dealership, was told that it was the imrc actuator, I took apart what I believed is the vac actuator, I wanted to know if this is the correct piece. I also wanted to know if there is a small test I can preform on the actuator while it's out the car to see if it is indeed the correct piece.

More information: I have two imrc solenoid on top of the intake. And followed the one of the right to get the the actuator that I pulled out. I assumed that this is the bank 1, the bank that is giving me the code p2004. Did I pull out the right one for bank 1 or is it the other "actuator" that is connected to the solenoid on the right side that is giving me the cel. I'll include pictures.

If I was indeed right the whole time can someone direct me to where I can buy a new actuator.

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Saturday, March 1st, 2014 AT 6:20 AM

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  • Tiny
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Here is what I think is the actuator.

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Saturday, March 1st, 2014 AT 6:25 AM
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The two solenoids on the top of intake, the one of the right was connected to the piece it took out

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Saturday, March 1st, 2014 AT 6:32 AM
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Alil hard to see but that's the spot where I took the piece from you can see the vac line there. What looks like the other solenoid is connected too is that grayish piece in the middle (the second actuator?)

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Saturday, March 1st, 2014 AT 6:34 AM
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Why are you so confident that component is the cause of the code? There are 22 pages of tests to resolve that code.

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Saturday, March 1st, 2014 AT 8:44 AM
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The mechanic told me it was under the throttle body, on the right side of the intake, which vac lines in it. So that's where I looked and found. I also followed the right solenoid to get to that piece. So I'm like 80% sure. That's why I'm here. For the other 20%.

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Saturday, March 1st, 2014 AT 10:22 AM
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The mechanics, told me it was actuator. As they checked out my car for the day.

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Saturday, March 1st, 2014 AT 10:22 AM
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You can't assume that is the problem. There are a dozen other reasons that code could set.

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Saturday, March 1st, 2014 AT 11:50 AM
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The mechanics told me it was the actuator and they had a hard time looking for the part so they let me have my car back till they can find and buy the part somewhere. So I now have the opportunity to fix the problem myself after getting the free check up. Can you answer my question please.

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Saturday, March 1st, 2014 AT 2:33 PM
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Being that it's an inline 4 cylinder car, I have nothing to identify bank 1 from bank 2 since it only has one bank. You can test the actuators with a hand vacuum pump to determine if they are working properly. As far as purchasing one, the dealer is the one and only place that I believe sells this.

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Saturday, March 1st, 2014 AT 3:06 PM

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