Helpful Automotive Resources
September 15, 2020 P0505 Code: Idle Control SystemOn most older vehicles, the idle control system relies on an idle air control valve (IAC) on or near the throttle body. The IAC meters the amount of bypass air around the throttle plate to sustain the idle speed.
If the PCM perceives a problem with the idle air control system, September 09, 2020 P0506: Idle Air Control System RPM Lower Than ExpectedDiagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) P0506 stands for “Idle Air Control System RPM Lower than Expected.” It means that your powertrain control module (PCM) has detected an engine idle speed lower than the specified revolution per minute (RPM) for a specific amount of time.
July 10, 2020 Symptoms of a Bad Idle Air Control ValveThese days, most new cars have electronic throttle control (ETC), eliminating the need for an IAC. But there are still plenty of IAC-equipped vehicles on the road – and your car is probably one of them (otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading this article, would you?).
September 23, 2020 P0050 Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit Bank 2 Sensor 1Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) P0045 stands for “HO2S Heater Control Circuit Bank 2 Sensor 1.” This code gets logged once the PCM detects a potential fault with the bank 2 sensor 1 heater circuit. Bank 2 refers to the side of the engine that does not contain cylinder #1.
August 27, 2020 Ford Gives F-150 Additional Standard Safety TechPreviously, F-150 buyers looking for a truck equipped with automatic emergency braking didn’t have much choice but to get a Lariat trim or higher. But a spokesperson for Ford confirmed that the company is now making the tech available on all trim levels of the truck. This is in addition