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Old 08-15-2010, 04:45   #1 (permalink)
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trouble code 506

am getting trouble code 506 Idle air control rpm lower than expected. Not sure where to start. The car has no IAC valve and the Idle is not adjustable. Not sure what to do. Was told something about a BPA-ISC valve just never heared of it. Any help would be great. The car is a 05 crown vic. Please help..........
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:17   #2 (permalink)
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Re: trouble code 506

There is a TSB on it. Maybe clean the throttle body and check for vacuum leaks first. Here's some information on it too. P0506 Idle Air Control System RPM Lower Than Expected - DTC Code

Here's the TSB on it,

TSB 08-18-2

09/15/08

MIL ON - P0506 AND/OR P0505 - HESITATION/LOSS
OF RPM/DIFFICULTY STARTING/LOW IDLE RPM

FORD:
2005-2007 Crown Victoria
2006 Mustang, Mustang
2004-2006 F-150, F-150
2005-2006 E-350, E-450, F-Super Duty
2006 F-53 Motorhome Chassis
2006-2007 Explorer Sport Trac, Explorer

LINCOLN:
2005-2007 Town Car
2006 Mark LT

MERCURY:
2005-2007 Grand Marquis
2006-2007 Mountaineer, Mountaineer

This article supersedes TSB(s) 08-5-13, 07-23-12 and 06-25-8 to update the Service Procedure.

ISSUE
Some 2004-2006 4.6L and 5.4L F-150 (excluding F-150 Heritage), 2006 5.4L Mark LT, 2005-2006 6.8L E-350 / E-450, 2005-2006 6.8L F-Super Duty (F-250 to F-550), 2006 6.8L F-53 Motorhome Chassis, 2006-2007 4.0L Explorer 4 dr, 2007 4.0L Explorer Sport Trac, 2006-2007 4.0L Mountaineer, 2006 4.0L Mustang, 2006 - 2007 4.6L 3V Explorer / Explorer Sport Trac / Mountaineer, 2006 4.6L 3V Mustang, and 2005-2007 Crown Vic / Grand Marquis / Towncar vehicles may exhibit one or more of the following symptoms: drive-away hesitation, loss of RPM on deceleration, difficulty starting, and/or idle RPM less than desired. Malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) may be illuminated with diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P0506 and/or P0505. These conditions may appear after battery disconnect, dead battery condition, or keep alive memory (KAM) reset. The symptoms may be due to engine deposits in the throttle leading to air[low less than desired.

ACTION
Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

1. Reprogram the powertrain control module (PCM) to the latest calibration using IDS release 53.9 and higher or 54.1 and higher. This new calibration is not included in the VCM 2008.1 DVD. Calibration files may also be obtained at the website. The calibration contains a sludge compensation strategy for the throttle body.

2. Turn the key off to re-initialize the PCM. This will allow the sludge compensation strategy to learn.

3. With the vehicle in park or neutral and A/C off, start vehicle and allow engine to reach normal operating temperature(greater than 170 °F (77 °C) coolant temperature). Run an additional 5 minutes to allow sufficient learning time.

4. While the engine is running, using IDS datalogger or equivalent, check the PID value of ETC_TRIM.

a. If ETC_TRIM value is 3.5 degrees, and/or DTC PuSE is present, then replace the electronic throttle body (ETB), following Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 303-04B.

b. If ETC_TRIM value is less than 3.5 degrees and DTC PuSE is not present, but driveability concerns persist, the ETB is not the likely cause of the concern and replacement is not necessary. Continue with normal PC/ED diagnostics.


NOTE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A PCM AND TCM REQUIRE COORDINATED REPROGRAMMING.

THIS COORDINATED REPROGRAMMING PROCEDURE MUST BE FOLLOWED EXACTLY AS OUTLINED BY THE IDS. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE KEY CYCLE PROCEDURE WITHOUT WAITING FOR THE IDS PROMPTS, WILL CAUSE THE COORDINATED REPROGRAMMING TO FAIL. THE PCM WILL BE UPDATED BUT THE 1CM WILL NOT BE UPDATED AND NEW FILES WILL NOT BE INSTALLED. IT IS CRITICAL TO FOLLOW THE IDS PROMPTS. SOME VEHICLES MAY REQUIRE SEVERAL DAYS OF DRIVING FOR THE TRANSMISSION TO FULLY ADAPT.

REPROGRAMMING CONCERNS/ERRORS MAY BE CAUSED BY THE DATA LINK CONNECTOR (DLC) OR VEHICLE COMMUNICATION MODULE (VCM) BECOMING DISCONNECTED, LOW BATTERIES ON THE INTEGRATED DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM (IDS) OR THE IDS GOING INTO ANY TYPE OF SLEEP MODE, OR LOW VEHICLE BATTERY VOLTAGE. IF THERE WAS AN INTERRUPTION DURING REPROGRAMMING, MAKE SURE THE ORIGINAL IDS SESSION THAT WAS CREATED FOR THE VEHICLE IS NOT DELETED. IF THE ORIGINAL VEHICLE SESSION IS NOT USED OR DELETED BEFORE THE MODULES ARE COMPLETELY REPROGRAMMED, FURTHER REPROGRAMMING ERRORS CAN OCCUR. THE MODULE RECOVERY PROCEDURE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE AND IT IS CRITICAL THAT MODULE SWAPPING IS NOT PERFORMED FROM VEHICLE TO VEHICLE. TO REGAIN COMMUNICATION WITH A MODULE THAT HAS BEEN ERASED DURING REPROGRAMMING, RESUME THE ORIGINAL SESSION ONCE THE IDS IS RE-BOOTED.
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Re: trouble code 506

Thanx for the info. Will try that am getting a little hesitation at drive away. Do you know anything about the BPA-ISC by chance?
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Re: trouble code 506

I just want to add what you can do by yourself in this situation.
Need: a new air filter, MAF sensor cleaner, and two men.
1.disconnect duct from air filtre box and throttle body.
2.open ignition and ask some body to slowly play with accelerator pedal.
3.watch as moving throttle. should move smoothly, without jamping.
4.if not - clean Throttle Body with 'MAF sensor cleaner'.
5.turn ignition off.
6.wait 1 minute.
7.raplace air filtre.
8.clean MAF sensor with 'MAF sensor cleaner'.
9.remove and clean PCV valve (same cleaner).
10.set everything back.
11.start engene, and let it run for few minutes.
12.turn ignition off.
13.disconnect battery for 1 min.
14.connect battery back, start engene, and let it run for 5 minutes at IDLE.
15.restart engene, and roadtest your car.

16.post the result :)
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