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Hi,

I got this code on my obd tester,

P0507

And engine light is on.


What could this be and can it be fixed?

Thanks in advance!
 

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Hi,

I got this code on my obd tester,

P0507

And engine light is on.


What could this be and can it be fixed?

Thanks in advance!
https://www.obd-codes.com/p0507

This diagnostic trouble code (DTC) is a generic powertrain code, which means that it applies to OBD-II equipped vehicles. Although generic, the specific repair steps may vary depending on make/model. Anecdotally this code seems to be more commonly found on Chevrolet, VW, Nissan, Audi, Hyundai, Honda, Mazda and Jeep vehicles. 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.

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.

https://www.obd-codes.com/

Also there is a whole sub-forum under Regular Service / Maintenance dealing with DTC's here:

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/58-diagnostic-trouble-codes-dtc/
 

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Sounds like high idle. Maybe a leak in the intake plumbing? Do a search on this site for more...
 
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