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1997 Escort with OBD2 code 1131

Anyone with this car have this code? Erased, then it came back in about 3 wks. I'm looking for someone who's fixed this problem on this car. - George.

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  • ball141 Mar 05, 2009

    I've had this code twice before. The first time I replaced the, way over specs old plugs, and it was OK for about a year. Then it reocurred and I replaced the PCV valve and tube which had a hole in it, and it went away. Now it's back, I've cleared it once and it's beaming at me again.

  • ball141 Mar 06, 2009

    Thanks man. I know it could be, but I'm hoping not because it's cold and snowy out and I know that thing's rusty and frozen in there. I'm hoping that there's a frequent, often seen cause on this model, like a vacuum leak right here or this other sensor?

    You mechanics, if something comes to mind that you see all the time, please tell me.

  • carhob May 11, 2010

    ive had o2 lean fuel codes but on chevs trucks,was blocked fuel filter,hope it can help!

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Possible oxygen sensor switch

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