OBD II Fault Code

  • OBD II P256A

OBD-II Code Engine may stall is defined as a Engine Idle Speed Selector Sensor/Switch Circuit/Open

The Idle Control Valve (Idle Speed Selector overseas) controls the engine's idle speed. If the idle speed can not be properly maintained as requested by the engine computer, code P256A will be stored.

Engine may stall Symptoms

  • Engine may stall

Common Problems That Trigger the P256A Code

  • Idle Air Control (IAC) valve failure
  • Powertrain Control Module (PCM) failure
  • Wiring issue
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