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06 chevy trailblazer idle control system RPM lower than expected

The check engine light is on and throwing code 0506 indicating idle control system RPM lower than expected... is this a serious issue and would it be covered by an after market warranty? Would it be worth my time to take it to the dealership where I purchased the vehicle last year or find a mechanic else where?

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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.

Causes: 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.

Other related DTCs: P0507

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P0506 Idle Air Control System RPM Lower Than Expected 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.

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P0506


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

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.
Causes 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.

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I replaced the alternator belt and battery. Now it is idleing different. It shows code P0506. I have checked the hoses and connections and I cannot find anything bad. What should I try next?


Hi:
Here is info on your code:

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.

Causes: 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


The first thing to do is clear the code and see if it comes back, and if it does, work your way thru the list of possible causes.

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P0507 - Idle Air Control (IAC) System RPM Higher Than Expected

This P0507 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 P0507 DTC (diagnostic trouble code) is triggered when the PCM (powertrain control module) detects an engine idle speed that is greater than the desired (pre-programmed) RPM. In the case of GM vehicles (and possibly others) if the idle speed is over 200 rpm higher than expected, this code will be set.

Potential Symptoms: Most likely you'll notice the idle speed is higher than normal. 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.

Causes: A P0507 DTC trouble code may be caused by one or more of the following:
* A vacuum leak
* Leaking air intake after the throttle body
* EGR valve leaking vacuum
* A faulty positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve
* Damaged/failed/dirty throttle body
* Failed EVAP system
* Failed IAC (idle air controller) or faulty IAC circuit

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 the intake air system for air or vacuum leaks and damage. If there are no symptoms other than the DTC itself, just clear the code and see whether it returns.

If you have an advanced scan tool that can interact with the car, command the idle higher and lower to see if the engine responds appropriately. Also check the PCV valve to see if it's blocked and needs to be replaced. Check the IAC (idle air controller) if equipped, verify it's operation. If available, try swapping in a new throttle body to see if that fixes the problem. On Nissan Altimas and possibly other vehicles the problem may be fixed by having the dealer perform an idle air relearn procedure, or other relearn procedures.

Hope helps (remember comment and rated this).

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

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.

Causes: 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.

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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.

Causes
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.

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116 ECT sensor is out of Self-Test.
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159 MAF sensor is out of Self-Test.
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173 HEGO sensor circuit indicates rich. (Rear Side).
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176 HEGO sensor circuit indicates lean. (Front Side).
177 HEGO sensor circuit indicates rich. (Front Side).
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181 Fuel system at part throttle rich adaptive limit, system lean (Rear Side).
182 Fuel system at idle lean adaptive limit, system rich (Rear Side).
183 Fuel system at idle rich adaptive limit, system lean (Rear Side).
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185 MAF sensor input voltage is less than expected, in range.
186 Closed loop injector pulse width longer than expected.
187 Closed loop injector pulse width shorter than expected.
188 Fuel system at part throttle lean adaptive limit, system rich (Front Side).
189 Fuel system at part throttle rich adaptive limit, system lean (Front Side).
193 Flexible Fuel sensor circuit failure.
211 PIP circuit failure.
212 Loss of tachometer/IDM input.
213 EEC SPOUT circuit open.
214 CID circuit failure.
215 PCM detected coil 1 primary circuit failure.
216 PCM detected coil 2 primary circuit failure.
217 PCM detected coil 3 primary circuit failure.
218 Loss of ignition diagnostic monitor signal-left side.
219 Spark timing defaulted to 10 degrees, spark output circuit open.
221 Spark timing error.
222 Loss of ignition diagnostic monitor signal-right side.
223 Loss of dual plug inhibit control.
224 PCM detected coil 1, 2, 3 or 4 primary circuit failure.
225 Knock not sensed during dynamic response test KOER.
226 Ignition diagnostic monitor signal not received.
232 PCM detected coil 1, 2, 3 or 4 primary circuit failure.
238 PCM detected coil 4 primary circuit failure.
241 Ignition control module to PCM ignition diagnostic monitor pulse width transmission error.
244 Cylinder Identification circuit fault present when cylinder balance test requested.
311 Secondary air injection system inoperative during KOER self-test (bank #1).
312 Secondary air injection system misdirected during KOER self-test.
313 Secondary air injection system not bypassed during KOER self-test.
314 Secondary air injection system inoperative during KOER self-test (bank #2)
326 PFE sensor circuit voltage lower than expected.
327 PFE sensor circuit voltage below Self-Test minimum.
328 Exhaust gas recirculation valve position sensor closed voltage lower than expected.
332 Insufficient EGR flow.
334 Exhaust gas recirculation valve position sensor closed voltage higher than expected.
335 PFE sensor circuit voltage out of Self-Test range.
336 PFE sensor circuit voltage higher than expected.
337 PFE sensor circuit voltage above Self-Test maximum.
338 Engine coolant temperature lower than expected (thermostat test).
339 Engine coolant temperature higher than expected (thermostat test).
341 Octane adjust service pin open.
381 Frequent A/C clutch cycling.
411 Cannot control RPM during KOER low RPM check.
412 Cannot control RPM during KOER high RPM check.
415 Idle Air Control system at maximum adaptive lower limit.
416 Idle Air Control system at upper adaptive learning limit.
452 Insufficient input from VSS.
453 Servo leaking down.
454 Servo leaking.
455 Insufficient RPM increase.
456 Insufficient RPM decrease.
457 Speed control command switch(s) circuit not functioning.
458 Speed control command switch(s) stuck/circuit grounded.
459 Speed control ground circuit open.

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