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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi. You need to clean the Mass Air Flow Sensor.
This is an easy job.
Get a can of throttle body or brake cleaner spray at your local auto parts store.
Open the hood, and locate the air filter box. follow the tube from the filter box towards the engine. Look for a small black box with 2 screws holding it to the air tube, Remove the wire connector and observe inside the sensor with a flashlight. You will see 2 small wires, and they will appear fuzzy or dirty. Spray the interior with the cleaner until the wires are nice and clean. Do not use compressed air, you will damage the sensor. Put it all back together and drive it.
This will def fix your issue. This is a vey common problem. If you do it yourself, you will save 70 + bucks.
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Posted on Jan 23, 2009
SOURCE: Three trouble codes
Trouble Code: P0421
Catalyst Efficiency Below Normal (Bank 1)
Air leaks at the exhaust manifold or in the exhaust pipes
Catalytic converter is contaminated, damaged or has failed
Front HO2S and/or the rear HO2S is loose in the mounting hole
Front HO2S older (aged) than the rear HO2S (HO2S is lazy)
Front HO2S or rear HO2S is contaminated with fuel or moisture
Trouble Code: P1173
HO2S-21 (Bank 2 Sensor 1) Circuit Malfunction
Base engine mechanical fault affecting one or more cylinders
EVAP Purge valve stuck or the hoses to the valve are reversed
Fuel metering fault (fuel injector sticking open or leaking)
Fuel pressure too low or too high, fuel supply contaminated
HO2S element is contaminated or the HO2S heater has failed
PCV system has air leaks at the valve or related hoses
Trouble Code: P0174
Adaptive Fuel Trim Too Lean (Bank 2)
Vehicle driven low on fuel or until it ran out of fuel
One or more injectors restricted or pressure regulator has failed
Fuel delivery system supplying too much or too little fuel during cruise or idle periods (e.g., faulty fuel pump, or dirty fuel filter)
Air leaks after the MAF sensor, or air leaks in the PCV system
Air leaks at the EGR gasket, or at the EGR valve diaphragm
Exhaust leaks before or near where the front HO2S is mounted
HO2S is contaminated, deteriorated or it has failed
Fuel control sensor is out of calibration (i.e., ECT, IAT or MAP)
Base engine -mechanical- fault affecting one or more cylinders
Posted on May 18, 2009
Basically this means that an oxygen sensor in banks 1 and 2 detected a rich condition (too little oxygen in the exhaust).
A code P0172 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
· The MAF (Mass Air Flow) Sensor is dirty or faulty. Note: The use of "oiled" air filters can cause the MAF to become dirty if the filter is over-oiled. There is also an issue with some vehicles where the MAF sensors leak the silicone potting material used to protect the circuitry.
· There could be a vacuum leak
· There could be a fuel pressure or delivery problem
Possible solutions include:
Make sure you are careful not to damage the MAF sensor, and make sure it's dry before reinstalling
Posted on Oct 07, 2009
Sounds like you have low fuel supply or a leak in intake system causing lean codes, check fuek pressure and volume first. Cat converter effeciancy could be caused by the lean codes, purge system sounds like solenoid failure, check for high resistance accross purge vent solenoid.
Posted on Mar 08, 2010
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