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If the valve is brand new then go ahead and replace the actuator. If you did end up having more problems with it then I would recommend next having the software updated. This would run about a half hour labor and would be much cheaper than the next step, which is replacing the plenum. Since it's cheaper and the flash is part of the correct repair procedure anyway, I would have it done before replacing the plenum.
so you didnt replace the valve? or did it come as an assembly?
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The valve should move pretty freely by hand with little resistance. The powertrain control module (PCM) watches current draw when moving the actuator and if draw goes too high then it will set this code
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You probably need to remove everything and start over as It can be a bit 'tricky' to get the actuator in correctly. Keep in mind that the shaft of the actuator has to engage inside the plenum in a certain way.
The problem is the large o-ring on the actuator. The o-ring is such a tight fit that it is impossible to feel if the shaft is engaging correctly.
Remove the large o-ring from the actuator and install the actuator a few times for 'practice.' This will help you get a feel for how it installs.When you remove the old actuator, inspect the plenum for any damage. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to gently turn the short runner valve inside. It should move very easily. Keep in mind that it actually moves very little---only about 25 degrees or so. When you are turning the screwdriver it will feel like the valve is barely turning. This is normal.
Hopefully the short runner is not damaged. If so, the whole plenum will have to be replaced. The new plenum will come with a new short runner actuator on most cases.
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