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Ford escape: p1506: idle air control overspeed error – Auto Repair Chat

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In this video I have a look at a Ford Escape 3.0 that came in with the money light on and a P1506: Idle Air Control Overspeed Error. It has been to a different shop several times and the lady just wants her car fixed at this point. -Enjoy!
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50 thoughts on “Ford escape: p1506: idle air control overspeed error”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bob M says:

    In defence of the other shop that used the tape and wire ties….

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave Brosius says:

    I wonder how many owners watch their car being fixed after the fact. Is that when they find out their car is ready for the crusher? 🙂 …or maybe the car is in the crusher by the time the video comes out

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ED Harry says:

    Eric you did a really good job on this , Sloppy work by others ? Do you think they were really shops / Are they local ? If so , Yes they make all
    shops look bad, Just one note ,As a Motor Damage Appraiser in Massachusetts for over 40 years ,I have seen stuff like this done by ,So Called
    mechanics from other countries who pretend to know everything! I will leave it @ that…………

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnny Mock says:

    thums up

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars chuck Miller says:

    You ever heard the noise an IAC valve can make on a 4.6 liter ford? We nicked named it the woot tube. That IAC can get to wootin pretty good when you pull the hose out of the intake.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nick Snarski says:

    My experience with p1506 is almost never the iac valve . I'd say it's the pcv valve bad or aftermarket valve.Remove oil cap start engine feel for vacuum.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brent Owen says:

    I'm comment guy tonight..but egr quick test is… engine running after cold grab the egr pipe, if the egr is stuck open that pipe will burn your had pretty quickly….

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brent Owen says:

    Curious your estimate strategy for a repair like this, I don't expect a reply but other techs might chime in. My approach would be to see everything I think needs repaired, fumble through repair times (I operate my own shop without employees, and don't see the volume you do so some repairs are semi foreign to me) add some time and parts expense for unforeseen hoses etc and give the customer an estimate I'm mostly certain I can do the work for and finish after the repair for less or equal and encourage them to get another estimate as well.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sean Sav. says:

    You're absolutely right. And the person getting burnt, is the customer. Everyone's got bills to pay, but doing a bad job and sending it out the door half broke, ain't doing nobody any good. Just gonna make you get pissed off customers who won't be back, and will tell everyone they know not to go to your garage. And believe me, word gets around. Bad shops eventually die.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sam Baxter says:

    Never apologize for pointing out the truth

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mikey mike says:

    Scotty would have found the vacuum leaks with a cigar. lol

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars claymore cluepile says:

    the fuel regulator is pretty well shot and the hose connector to the manifold valve is cracked and that black bulb thingy whatever it does is melted and i got smoke coming out a 5 different places……..usually by this time i'm on my 4th beer

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary Meredith says:

    Sometimes you need to expose the other shops and they know the crap work they do it's too bad you can't say their name over the air and the worst part is they know the crap that they do and they continue to do it they charge customers a lot of money for the crap they do , then you have to come in and fix their mistakes .

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Hite says:

    Maybe it wasn't a shop. Could have been some kid ( everyone is a kid to me ) just trying to make it run with no money

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Meyer says:

    why wasn't there a code for a large vacuum leak??

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Crain says:

    You don't have to apologize for saying what you said, I think you were right on point! say it the way it is. Keep up the great work Eric you are a class act.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Samantha Lightfoot says:

    When you change the TPS or Idle air control valve (on a 99 Chevy Tahoe with distributor-5.7L 4×4) is there a relearn you have to perform?

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Larry Fine says:

    Eric O. For President!!

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars david sumpter says:

    Looks like a cheech and Chong movie!

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alan Robison says:

    Well said Eric!

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bass Hunter says:

    Nothing wrong with speaking your mind in "layman's terms", especially seeing the substandard work that was done! Love it when Trump lays into those incompetent crooks! 🤣

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ian McGee says:

    Thanks, we always learn something from your videos

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Clifford Sandefur says:

    You spoke from your heart, nothing wrong with that.
    People get tired of getting ripped off.
    Keep up the good work and be safe.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars LeewardStudios says:

    Plethora, yes good word!

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hawk 1966 says:

    It needed to be said, I hope someone from 'the other' shop sees this. I've been burned by less than honest mechanics and it's really hard to learn to trust again.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Christopher Green says:

    That was a helpful video. Imm gonna try and run down my issue. But I also had a P1120 and P1121 along with the P1506. I did the head gaskets recently and tried to make sure I repaired anything that looked damaged on reassembly. It's been running good until the high idle. But your video will definitely give me a direction to look in. Thank you so much

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave Carlson says:

    It gets tiring to keep hearing Eric o calling Napa "Napper". Eric you Ned some new material for your videos.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon Van says:

    You shouldn't feel bad for telling it like it is, wish I had a mechanic like you around, honest reliable, and knows what he's doing!!!

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars utan says:

    You will never be like tRump, you got morals and ethics. {-}

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Melvin Jones says:

    tape the leak maybe new hose cheap. Fords love new hose

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars fiddlingmikeable says:

    Never apologize for telling the truth.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Danny Bowen says:

    I'd like to think it's try to vacuum Link Link Link Link

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wolley Segap says:

    No Eric, you have every right to say what you said. It's the truth ! Hack slobs that are lazy and just don't give a damn. They ARE a disgrace to the profession.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars P Thomson says:

    Wouldn't be fair not to call it like it is when it was a bad as that was!

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paublus Americanus AMERICANUS says:

    Can't even pick it up on the lift as he thinks it will break in two and the other shop passes it for inspection. Seems they are desperate for customers. Eric O. Does not have that problem. Why? It is called ethics people. I just wished he lived closer to me because when as old as me you need someone to help you now and then. I had every fluid changed over in Lynnwood and had to take it to my Dodge dealer and he said "do you want me to change your coolant in the engine it looks like toothpaste". He got a very large demerit from my fairness counter

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Conservative Guy says:

    What a cob job done before you fix the mess. A lesson for all. Look over work that was done on your vehicle. If you notice a lot of zip ties, electrical or duct tape chances are your mechanic ripped you off. I am not related to anyone on this channel, but this is an example of a very good mechanic. They are a rare breed. If you find a good mechanics, give him or her your business. There are lot of idiot garages out there. SMA isn't one of them.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Mason says:

    Your dad taught you right god bless you and your dad

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary Meador says:

    Why don't these "fellows" bring them to you in the first place???

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Correct again Erik do the job right everytime or dont do it and I've done lots of jobs that were first timer for me but I didnt go into it blind or ignorant I did the research and had an idea on what direction I had to go and I found that most times haveing a correct shop manual is a huge help and over the years I picked up newer and different shop technicians books to help side menin correcting some of the newer problems from newer cars so thanks for being Frank and up front about how you see shops not doing the best possable job for their customers

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MarioDIY says:

    When I first saw the electrical tape, I knew it was a hack job by the previous shop. Smh. You're awesome in fixing right, even if you had to use some relabeled Dorman Products. I feel you, it will be a lasting repair, just that OE or OEM hoses are much better than Aftermarket for long-term..

    Your video, on the 2008 Honda Pilot timing belt, helped me a lot. So yes, if you could do it, I could do it. My parents were impressed, because they felt this was a job for a professional. I get that, but I was currently unemployed and had the time. My '05 Pilot is running like a champ. Thanks SMA!

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    It's got a vacuum leak now wheres it at

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hubert -Williams says:

    Recently I have watched your videos from 2016 and up.. you got skills doc. I will continue to watch your videos because you are the real deal!!.. Keep on Truckin dude!

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Martin Kucic says:

    I respect your respect Eric.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Therealdeal Tech says:

    Just unplug your fuel rail pressure sensor thats the quickest way to diagnose that problem