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PO 171 fuel system to lean to bank 1 97 Honda Accord 165k miles

Engine light came on for 2 days, then turned off on it's own. Friend noticed no oil in tank, took almost a gallon of oil. Last oil change at Honda dealership was 1,000 miles ago. Took car to a garage where they pulled the PO 171 error. Could this be something as simple as they didn't put some cap on tight enough after last service?

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Yes. I would clean the engine with engine cleaner and then watch for any oul leaks. For you to use that much oil there would be a major leak. If no leaks check to see if blue smohe is coming out you tailpipe. If not keep an eye on is I this it will be fine if none of these things are wrong. I hope this helps. Don't forget to rate my answer. thanks.

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PO 171 and PO 174


You did not list a vehicle, so here are the generic codes.
Code 171 is system lean bank one and code 174 is system lean bank two.
The computer is getting a signal from the O2 sensors saying the fuel system is too lean, and the computer can not make it rich.
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Please tell me what this means,,, po171 band 1 system too lean and po174 band 2 system too lean, thank you, jill


PO 171--is an O2 Sensor Code for a Lean Condition
on Bank 1 (right side exhaust)

PO 174 -- is an O2 Sensor Codes for a Lean Condition
on Bank 2 (left side exhaust)

You gave us no vehicle
You gave us no drivability issues or
vehicle history,nothing

If the O2's have 100,000 miles on them,change the (2)
closest to the engine. They are most likely worn out
& the switching times are too slow to control injector
pulse width & thus set a MIL Lamp (OBD2 Fault ) on
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You can learn a lot on the internet if you put OBD2 in your
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I have an 04 Jeep Liberty, the check engine light is on and it has been shaking in idle but runs good, my brother has a simple scanner an it reads; system to lean P0171.


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