P0506 2003 NISSAN SENTRA - Idle Speed Control System RPM Lower Than Expected
- Dirty throttle body
- Electric throttle control actuator misadjusted or damaged
- Faulty Electric throttle control actuator
- Electric throttle control actuator harness is open or shorted
- Electric throttle control actuator circuit poor electrical connection
- Intake air leak
Tech notesIf there are no intake leaks, clean throttle body, adjust engine idle and erase engine code. If the code comes back you may have to replace the Electric Throttle Control Actuator (Motor) to repair the problem.
When is the code detected?The idle speed is less than the target idle speed by 100 rpm or more.
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
- Engine hard to start
- Rough or erratic idle speed
P0506 2003 Nissan Sentra DescriptionThe Engine Control Module (ECM) controls the engine idle speed to a specified level through the fine adjustment of the air, which is let into the intake manifold, by operating the electric throttle control actuator. The operating of the throttle valve is varied to allow for optimum control of the engine idling speed. The ECM calculates the actual engine speed from signals of crankshaft position sensor (POS) and camshaft position sensor.
The ECM controls the electric throttle control actuator so that the engine speed coincides with the target value memorized in the ECM. The target engine speed is the lowest speed at which the engine can operate steadily. The optimum value stored in the ECM is determined by taking into consideration various engine conditions, such as during warming up, deceleration, and engine load (air conditioner, power steering and cooling fan operation, etc.)
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