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2000 Ford Explorer (4.0 OHV Engine). Creader Code Scanner indicates P171 and P174 error codes....Engine Bank 1 and 2 Lean Air/Fuel Mixture. Any ideas?

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    Thanks for the response.

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    engine light will not erase it will come back on aftyer a few minutes

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Have the 02 sensors checked

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P1131 Ford - Lack of Upstream Heated Oxygen Sensor Switch Sensor Indicates Lean Bank 1

Repair Importance Level: 3/3

Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3

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Possible causes

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Though the Oxygen (O2) sensor, the Engine Control Module (ECM) has detected a lean system, which means that there is either not enough fuel or and excessive amount of air in the system. Start by checking for vacuum leaks.

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Check engine light is on. Does replacing the oil filter fix the problem? The codes are: P171, P174


very Unlikely this will have any affect. sounds more like an air leak to me.
You will find all codes available at http://www.bluejag.co.uk/decode.php



Fault Code:- P0171 Indicates a Power-train fault


The fault is generally due to a problem in the Emission Management (Fuel or Air) area


Fault Description: Bank 1 combustion too lean

Action of ECM:- ECM Default:- Bank 1 catalyst warm-up ignition ****** inhibited- Bank 1 closed loop fuel metering inhibited- Canister purge inhibited- Maximum engine speed reduced


After clearing the DTC, complete the Start engine and bring to normal operating temperature> 82 °C (180 °F) Idle for 10 minutes
Check for a reoccurrence of fault DTC.


Possible Fault:- Engine misfire Air intake leak between MAF Sensor and throttle Fuel filter / system restriction Fuel injector restriction Low fuel pump output HO2 Sensor(s) (1/1, 1/2) harness wiring condition fault Exhaust leak (before catalyst) ECM receiving incorrect signal from one or more of the following components: ECT Sensor, MAF Sensor, IAT Sensor, TP Sensor
Fault Code:- P0174 Indicates a Power-train fault


The fault is generally due to a problem in the Emission Management (Fuel or Air) area


Fault Description: Bank 2 combustion too lean

Action of ECM:- ECM Default:- Bank 2 catalyst warm-up ignition ****** inhibited- Bank 2 closed loop fuel metering inhibited- Canister purge inhibited- Maximum engine speed reduced


After clearing the DTC, complete the Start engine and bring to normal operating temperature> 82 °C (180 °F) Idle for 10 minutes
Check for a reoccurrence of fault DTC.


Possible Fault:- Engine misfire Air intake leak between MAF Sensor and throttle Fuel filter / system restriction Fuel injector restriction Low fuel pump output HO2 Sensor(s) (2/1, 2/2) harness wiring condition fault Exhaust leak (before catalyst) ECM receiving incorrect signal from one or more of the following components: ECT Sensor, MAF Sensor, IAT Sensor, TP Sensor

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A code P0171 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
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