Code P0507 /GMC Suburban 1999

  • 26,700 MILES

I have Problem in my car
gmc suburban 1999 7.4L
Lighting Check Engine



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Monday, April 22nd, 2013 AT 2:44 PM

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Circuit Description
The Control Module (PCM/VCM) controls idle speed with an Idle Air Control (IAC) valve. The Desired RPM is based on sensor inputs and the actual engine RPM. Four circuits are used to control the IAC valve, allowing a precise amount of air into the intake manifold. In order to increase the idle RPM, the Control Module will command the valve pintle to move away from its seat allowing more air to bypass the throttle plate. To decrease RPM the Control Module commands the IAC pintle to move closer to its seat causing a lower airflow to bypass the throttle plate. A scan tool will display the Control Module commands to the IAC valve in counts. The higher the counts, the more air is allowed to bypass the throttle plate. Lower counts indicates less air is commanded by the Control Module.

Conditions for Running the DTC

Test Enable: (non-intrusive)

No active TP sensor DTCs
No active VS sensor DTCs
No active ECT sensor DTCs
No active MAP sensor DTCs
The ECT is more than 50 C (122 F)
The system voltage is between 10-16 volts
The IAT is more than -25 C (-13 F)
The engine has been running for more than 30 seconds
The BARO is more than 70 kPa
The throttle position is less than 1 percent
The vehicle speed is less than 2 mph.
The above conditions present for more than 3 seconds
If non-intrusive test fails, intrusive test is run.

Run Test: (intrusive)

The MAF is between 17.5-50 g/s
Any change in engine speed is less than 50 RPM
The vehicle speed is between 25-85 mph
Any change in throttle position is less than 1 percent
The IAC valve was commanded to move specified number of counts

Conditions for Setting the DTC
The change in MAF is less than 3 g/s.

Conditions for Setting the DTC
The change in MAF is less than 3 g/s.

Action Taken When the DTC Sets

The Control Module illuminates the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) if a failure is detected during 2 consecutive key cycles.
The Control Module will set the DTC and records the operating conditions at the time the diagnostic fails. The Control Module stores the failure information in the scan tools Freeze Frame and/or the Failure Records.

Conditions for Clearing the MIL/DTC

The Control Module turns OFF the MIL after 3 consecutive drive trips when the test has Run and Passed.
A history DTC will clear if no fault conditions have been detected for 40 warm-up cycles (coolant temperature has risen 22 C (40 F) from the start-up coolant temperature and the Engine Coolant Temperature is more than 70 C (158 F) during the same ignition cycle).
Use the scan tool Clear Information function.

Diagnostic Aids
The following items could cause this DTC:

A stuck IAC valve which cannot respond to the VCM
A throttle stop screw which has been tampered with
A damaged throttle shaft, plate, or linkage

A slow, unstable, or fast idle may be caused by a non-IAC valve system problem that cannot be overcome by the IAC valve. Out of range control IAC scan tool counts will read above 60 if the idle is too low and zero if the idle is too high. Check for the following:

Inspect engine mounts-damaged mounts may cause tension on throttle linkage.
Fuel system too lean or rich
Throttle body - inspect the bore for foreign material.
Vacuum leaks
Refer to Symptoms.
IAC reset is done with the scan tool. See: Powertrain Management Computers and Control Systems Testing and Inspection Symptom Related Diagnostic Procedures

An intermittent may be caused by any of the following conditions:

A poor connection
Rubbed through wire insulation
A broken wire inside the insulation

Thoroughly check any circuitry that is suspected of causing the intermittent complaint. Refer to Intermittents and Poor Connections Diagnosis.

Test Description
The numbers below refer to the step numbers in the diagnostic table.

The IAC Reset function used in this step only energizes the circuit for 2 seconds, so this function will have to be used repeatedly during this step. Also it is recommended that the J 35616-A connector test adapter kit is used during this procedure to prevent terminal damage to the IAC harness connector. This step can also be performed with the ignition ON and engine OFF.
If the test lamp remained ON at any of the IAC valve harness connector terminals during the IAC valve reset function the circuit is shorted to voltage. If these circuits are checked before or after the IAC valve reset function it is possible that any combination of IAC circuits could light a test lamp, this would be a normal condition.

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Monday, April 22nd, 2013 AT 5:35 PM

I had the (p0507)problem therefore, I cleaned the throttil and disconnected the battry for like 30min
after that the check engine light disappeared but, it lighted back again, so what should I do?

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Sunday, April 28th, 2013 AT 1:25 PM

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