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2007 chevy trailblazer (6 cyl., 4.2) shows obd2 codes of P0455 and P0506. No issues for 10 months now stalls when cold.

Vehicle gets 20.2 mph, no issues until now

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SOURCE: Code Scan Reads P0455 Evap. Emissions Leak, Large

large leek is usually the gas cap. just had the same problem

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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SOURCE: idle problem on a 2006 chevy trailblazer 4.2

The code indicates an issue with the Throttle Actuator control. This is a little motor on the throttle body that opens the throttle plates at idle. That control motor may be bad and thus, causing a low idle.

I hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Got the codes P0506 and P1400 on an 07' 6-cyl

P0506 - Idle Air Control (IAC) System RPM Lower Than Expected

What does that mean?
This P0506 code is one that's sometimes triggered on vehicles that have electronic throttle control. That is, they don't have a regular throttle cable from the accelerator pedal to the engine. They rely on sensors and electronics to control the throttle. In this case, the P0506 DTC (diagnostic trouble code) is triggered when the PCM (powertrain control module) detects an engine idle speed that is lower than the desired (pre-programmed) RPM.

Potential Symptoms
Most likely the only thing you'll notice is the idle speed is lower than normal so it will likely be rougher. There are potentially other symptoms as well. Of course, when trouble codes are set, the MIL (malfunction indicator lamp, a.k.a. the check engine light) illuminates.

A P0506 DTC trouble code may be caused by one or more of the following:
* A vacuum leak
* An air restriction in the intake air path or exhuast
* A faulty positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve
* Damaged/failed/dirty throttle body
* Internal engine problem
* Failed PCM

Possible Solutions
This DTC is more of an informational code, so if there are any other codes set, diagnose them first. If there are no other codes, inspect for vacuum leaks, restrictions, and damage. If there are no symptoms other than the DTC itself, just clear the code and see whether it returns.

Posted on May 29, 2010

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Definitely clean that throttle body...can do it yourself for around $7.

Instructions for doing it without removing the throttle body.

1. Disonnect the battery....very important so your stepper motor isn't ruined when moving the butterfly.
2. Remove the plastic resonator on the top of the engine (The black piece that says 4200 on it)
3. Remove the large rubber hose from the throttle body.
4. Clean away, with throttle body cleaner or Seafoam, I just use the blue shop towels to clean in there. Could use a plastic bristle brush also for more elbow grease. Be very careful, as the butterfly will cut you very easily, very sharp edges. Make sure you get all the gunk out of there, including any edges of gunk that may have formed, preventing the butterfly from opening and closing properly. Needs to be nice and shiny.
5. Hook the resonator and hoses back up, don't forget the little pcv hose on the front right corner of it.
6. Hook the battery back up and drive around for 20 minutes or so with all accesories OFF. The computer will relearn a properly functioning throttle body at that point.
7. Enjoy a little bettery gas mileage and horsepower

As far as the injector cleane....Buy a $10 can of Seafoam, that will clean the injectors. Look on Youtube on how it works, good stuff.

Posted on Feb 21, 2011

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SOURCE: chevy trailblazer 2007 P0506 &

Cleaning your throttle body should take care of both problems. Clean your throttle body with throttle body cleaner. First disconnect the battery, clean the TB with TB cleaner, must be nice and shiny. When finished, hook the battery back up and drive around for 20 minutes or so with all accessories off, so the computer will relearn a properly functioning throttle body.

Your computer learned some bad habits, so when you changed the battery, the computer thought the throttle body was clean and functioning properly. So when you changed it, this caused all your problems. Very common, keep your throttle body clean, should be done at least once a year. Total cost if you do it yourself is around $5, for the can of TB cleaner.

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