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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-24-2011, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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Code P0506-Air Idle problems...

So, upon starting the '06 foz this afternoon it began idling below 500 rpm... Pulled code P0506-Idle control rpm lower than expected. Depressing the accelerator gets a sluggish response, but once the foz is moving there seems to be no serious issue with engine performance. A couple of times when turning the wheel all the way to the right pulling into a parking spot I have noticed an odd sound (vacuum issue?). No clue what's up with this.

I've looked around for any other threads with the same set of problems I'm having, but I haven't found anything that seems to be close enough to help. The extended warranty just ran out, so a dealership can kiss my @ss.

Anyone ever experience this before? Any suggestions on what to do? Might an air idle issue cause some kind of problem with the steering?? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-25-2011, 06:16 AM
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Send me a PM with your email and I'll return the procedure for troubleshooting your problem. Can't post it here.

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I SERIOUSLY HATE new cars.... My gf gets home from work so I can work on the foz. When she walks through the door she says "Cars fixed." I'm like "*** are you talking about?"

The CEL went off... No flashing cruise light... No issues with the idle or steering...

I could break down my entire '59 Oldsmobile an put it back together in a week all by myself if I wanted... And that's during my downtime between work n sleep... I can easily figure out n fix whatever may ever be wrong with it (aside from the brake lights not working atm lol)...

Why does something as insignificant as a speck of dust or a stupid computer sensor have to be able to f*ck up the world so easily??

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Capt Fish,

Send me a PM with your email and I'll return the procedure for troubleshooting your problem. Can't post it here.

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Paul V, I was hoping to pick your brain on this, I have the exact same issue. P0506 2006 forester
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hey PaulV dont knw if I replied correctly so trying again. I am throwing P0506 and was really hoping to pick your brain. I'm dying every time I come to a stop. Thanks


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Same problem here. Tired of clearing the code just to have it return a few days later.
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