Question about 2004 Volkswagen Beetle
System too lean off idle bank 1
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: po171 system too lean bank 1
this sounds like you have a vacuum leak. what this is telling you is you dont have the right air/fuel mixture ratio and the o2 sensor is picking up the air rich burn. does the engine run rough? it could be a stuck injector. usaully vacuum though. happy holidays
Posted on Dec 29, 2009
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It appears that your brake booster system has a major vacuum leak which is causing the engine to go lean and stall. Check the hose between the intake manifold and the brake booster. It may be cracked or loose causing outside air to enter the hose when the brake is applied.
Posted on Jan 15, 2010
under normal condtions i would say yes. given that if you strip the unit, you will be having it towed an exhaust shop, just let someone else do it with the proper tools. shouldnt take more than 30 minutes. pay for the piece of mind.
Posted on Jan 25, 2010
Not sure that the O2 sensor was bad. It sounds like it was telling you that side of the exhaust system was picking up a lean mixure at the O2 sensor. The O2 sensor was doing its job by telling you the mixture changed. If the O2 sensor was bad, it would say low voltage range for that sensor, or open curcuit.
Now the car has had time to do its diagnostic sweep, it is telling you the same thing, but from a different sensor...the fuel mix is too lean. Air/spark/and fuel is what you need in the correct amounts. In your car, the ECM engine control module controls this by taking readings from all the sensors several hundred times a second.
Mechanically, you have a few options. Change the fuel filter...under the car on the passenger side. It is an easy job.
Change the fuel pressure regulator. This keeps the fuel at 4 BAR so the fuel injectors can do their job correctly. This job just needs a screw driver to pop off the clip that holds it in place. No hoses need to be removed. It is on top of the intake manifold, in-line with a metal fuel line and a rubber one.
The fuel injectors could be clogged up on one side of the engine. Run some fuel injector cleaner through a tank of gas. Also, listen for a constant ticking sound at each injector. If one sounds off PAR, then replace it.
The fuel pump may not be giving you enough power. However, the readings seem to be localized to one side, so I doubt it.
Start with the easiest thing, and see if it works. Also, you will need to get yourself a VAG scan tool. It is the only one with codes in it for all of your VW systems, not just engine codes like the ODB scanners. You can get a nice one for $50 on-line.
Posted on Feb 24, 2010
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P1529 Customer Snapshot Request VIA CAN
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