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cloe0626, Auto Mechanic
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Experience:  was a mechanic in the army for four years and have been working at a dealer ship the past five years
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P2173 only at idle after warm and after havin been driven,

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P2173 only at idle after warm and after havin been driven, no erratic idle, etc light also flashes when code is tripped. started happening after dealer updated Pcm 2012 fiat 500 abarth
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 1 year ago.

hello my name is ***** ***** will be helping you tonight why wont the dealer diagnose

Expert:  cloe0626 replied 1 year ago.

the code is for the throttle body its detecting high airflow into the engine

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They saw the car has been upgraded with a front mount inter cooler and aftermarket air filter
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 1 year ago.

dose the intercooler have a manual adjuster on it to control air flow or is ran by the computer

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Inter cooler is before the electronic throttle, other than that there is a the blowoff valve on the turbo, no other valves that I'm aware of
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 1 year ago.

you wasnt having this problem till the pcm was updated correct

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Correct
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 1 year ago.

ok what you are going to need to is go in with a computer and change the air flow that the pcm will let come in to the engine

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What would I need to accomplish that task?
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 1 year ago.

a scanner that reads live data

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Any scanner that can read live data? I use torque on my android device
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 1 year ago.

im not sure if torgue will allow you to change computer settings are not i have never used it i know it will will read live data but just not sure if it will work you can try it and see

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just reads won't change anything, I'll look for a scanner that is capable
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 1 year ago.

OK JUST LET ME KNOW