Code P0507 (idle air control valve)?

Tiny
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  • 2010 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 2.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 15,600 MILES
Hi, I was wondering if this car has an idle air control valve and if it does where is it located?
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Sunday, October 2nd, 2022 AT 7:08 AM

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Tiny
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It does not, the idle air is controlled by the throttle body. What problem are you having?
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Monday, October 3rd, 2022 AT 10:51 AM
Tiny
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I'm getting code p0507 and p0014. Which I have visually inspected the hoses for any leak, but can't find anything. But the other thing that my car is doing is the idle is higher than normal around 3,000 RPMs.
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Monday, October 3rd, 2022 AT 11:57 AM
Tiny
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It started doing it right after I changed the throttle body. I disconnected the battery for at least 30 minutes. I did a different test where I let the car idle for 3 minutes and cut it off wait 60 seconds then started back again for 3 minutes. Still doing the same thing.
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Monday, October 3rd, 2022 AT 12:06 PM
Tiny
KEN L
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I see, thanks for the clarification, I would disconnect the battery overnight to reset the system here are the instructions on how to change out the throttle body in the images below. Also, you can try a hard reboot which is done by removing the negative side of the battery, with the cable loose from the negative side of the battery, hold it to the positive terminal for 1 minute this will discharge the memory capacitors in the BCM and PCM allowing the system to reboot.

Throttle/Idle Learn

Description

The engine control module (ECM) learns the idle position of the throttle plate to ensure the correct idle. The learned airflow values are stored within the ECM. These values are learned to adjust for production variation and will continuously learn during the life of the vehicle to compensate for reduced airflow due to coking. Anytime the throttle body airflow rate changes, for example due to cleaning or replacing, the values must be relearned.

A vehicle that had a heavily coked throttle body that has been cleaned or replaced may take several drive cycles to learn out the coking. To accelerate the process, the scan tool has the ability to reset all learned values back to zero. A new ECM will also have values set to zero.

The idle may be unstable or a DTC may set if the learned values do not match the actual airflow.

Conditions for Running the Throttle Learn Procedure

* DTCs P0101, P0102, P0103, P0107, P0108, P0111, P0112, P0113, P0506, and P0507 are not set.
* The engine speed is between 450-4,000 RPM.
* The manifold absolute pressure (MAP) is greater than 5 kPa.
* The mass air flow (MAF) is greater than 2 g/s.
* The ignition 1 voltage is greater than 10 volts.

Throttle Learn

With Scan Tool-Reset
1. Ignition ON, engine OFF. With a scan tool, perform the Idle Learn Reset in Module Setup.
2. Start the engine, monitor the TB Idle Airflow Compensation parameter. The TB Idle Airflow Compensation parameter value should equal 0 percent and the engine should be idling at a normal idle speed.

If the engine is not idling normally, proceed with the Learn portion of the diagnostic.

3. Clear the DTCs and return to the diagnostic that referred you here.

Without Scan Tool-Learn

Important: Do NOT perform the Without Scan Tool-Learn procedure if DTCs are set. Refer to Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) List - Vehicle (See: A L L Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) > Diagnostic Trouble Code Descriptions > Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) List - Vehicle).

1. The engine speed is between 450-4,000 RPM.
2. The manifold absolute pressure (MAP) is greater than 5 kPa.
3. The mass air flow (MAF) is greater than 2 g/s.
4. The ignition 1 voltage is greater than 10 volts.
5. Start and idle the engine in Park for 3 minutes.
6. With a scan tool, monitor desired and actual RPM.
7. The ECM will start to learn the new idle cells and Desired RPM should start to decrease.
8. Ignition OFF for 60 seconds.
9. Start and idle the engine in Park for 3 minutes.

Important: During the drive cycle the check engine light may come on with idle speed DTCs. If idle speed codes are set, clear codes so the ECM can continue to learn.

Check out the images (below). Let us know what happens and please upload pictures or videos of the problem.
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Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 AT 1:45 PM

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