Q: What are some inexpensive possible solutions for a P2506 code?

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I'm considering buying a 2007 Ford Fusion SEL but the original owner says it has a P2506 code? I'm going to school so I don't have very much money to spend on repairs. I guess what I'm trying to ask is , is the car worth paying for? Is this code very serious and costly? What possible solutions do I have? I'm paying $2900 for the car but is it worth it? I don't want to be paying for very costly repairs constantly I just need a reliable car. Thank you!

My car has 139000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A good way to protect yourself in a used car transaction is to request a pre-purchase vehicle inspection. That inspection, carried out by a certified Mechanic, dispatched to your location, will give you very specific data regarding any current problems that the car has.


With regard to the specific issue that you are writing in about, use a code scanner to confirm that Diagnostic Trouble Code P2506 is truly the ONLY trouble code being reported (trust but verify). If it is the only code, the technical causes of code P2506 are fairly limited and the repairs are not costly. Diagnostic Trouble Code P2506 will set when the Engine Control Module (ECM) on the vehicle detects a power input signal that is not within the normal range. Specifically, if the input voltage to the ECM does not stay within specifications, the code is set and the Check Engine Light is illuminated.


Some of the possible causes of the input voltage to the PCM being out of range are: the battery is too low to crank the vehicle properly; the battery may be overcharged and voltage is above the specified range; the battery may keep getting drained overnight due to phantom loads. The possible repairs therefore include: load testing the battery and replacing it as indicated and cleaning electrical connections; replacing the alternator if it is over or under charging the battery; repairing components that are drawing battery power after the vehicle is shut down, that is identify and repair phantom loads.


If you desire that this problem be diagnosed by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, please request a check engine light diagnostic - DTC P2506 and the responding certified mechanic will get the problem you are reporting diagnosed for you and estimate the repair cost based on the diagnostic. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

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