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My neighbor drives a 2008 sebring with a 2.4. She took it to the dealer with the check engine light on. Long story short, they told her she needed to replace the variable intake runner actuator. being the nice neighbor I am, I offered to get and install the part to save her some money. I removed the old condemned part and noticed that the shaft that it engages in the intake manifold doesn't really turn so much. Using a short flat-blade screw driver, I can get it to turn maybe 30 degrees back and forth. It seems to me it should turn at least 90 degrees. Also, the groove that the actuator engages appears to be splayed apart like the actuator was really pushing hard against it. I am thinking the shaft that runs through the intake manifold is stuck causing the problem more than the actuator is bad. Anyone run into this? Please and thank you.
 

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Welcome to Allpar. It would need the intake assembly replaced. That is why it is sold as an calibrated assembly.
I have never been successful at repairing the valve shaft/actuator and it does not turn a full 90 degrees.
Are you suggesting that the entire intake manifold needs to be replaced along with the runner valve actuator? How much does the runner shaft rotate from stop to stop? Maybe I am thinking it is seized up when it really isn't. Thanks- Matt
 
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