Audi P1516: Intake Manifold Runner Control Input Error (Bank 1)

Is your scanner showing Audi P1516?
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Audi P1516: Intake Manifold Runner Control Input Error (Bank 1)

DIY Difficulty Level
Repair Cost
Can I Still Drive?
Yes (Short-term only)

What Does The Audi P1516 Code Mean?

This code indicates the condition that key on or engine running; and the ECM detected the IMRC Monitor signal for Bank 1 was outside of its expected calibrated range during the continuous self test.

What Are The Potential Causes Of The Audi P1516 Code?

Below are some potential causes of this DTC:

  • IMRC mechanical fault – the linkage may be bound or seized
  • Inspect for binding or improper routing. The cable core wire at the IMRC/IMSC housing attachment must have slack and lever must contact close plate stop screw

Recommended Parts

Below are some recommended auto parts to help you address the trouble code affecting your vehicle and get it running smoothly again:

>>> Vacuum Silicone Tubing Hose
>>> Audi Vacuum Reservoir
>>> TAMKKEN 1K0906283A 1K0906283 EGR Vacuum Solenoid Valve
>>> Audi Intake Manifold Changeover Valve

Note: During the purchasing process, please check carefully whether the part you want to buy fits your car!

Reference Sources

Audi P1516, DTCDECODE.

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