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Upstream O2 sensor is bad. You may find a new from online stores like oxygensensorworld.com

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SOURCE: CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON P0171 FUEL TRIM BANK1 SYSTEM TO LEAN.

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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SOURCE: 2005 Ford Escape Rough Idle - engine code state lean fuel mixture

I recommend getting a repair manual from an auto store for your vehicle. They run $15 to $20. It will tell you exactly how to do everything you asked and also give you the values that should be expected. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: I have a 2003 Tahoe. The check engine light is on.

i would start easy and run a bottle of injector cleaner through it. Good Luck

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SOURCE: 2002 grand prix runs rough,dies service engine

sounds like you have a vacuum leak, check all the vacuum hoses and replace any broken or kinked ones, also check around the intake manifold gasket for leaks. any air leaks after the air flow meter creates 'un-metered' air which inturn will make the car run rough and stall, hope this helps

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SOURCE: I have a volvo s80 t6 with error codes 171 and 174

2 things to check air leaks from air box tomanifold where it meets at engine check mass air flow sensor and oxygen sensor start with common sense things first

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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Truck is running rough. Changed intake gasket, brake booster, and put in new spark plugs. Truck runs good for a few miles then it runs rough again. What could this be?


Do you have a check engine light on ? Is it cold when it runs good an then not when it warms up ? You need to have a diagnostic scan tool hooked up , check engine sensor data parameters .Have a pro diagnose it before replacing parts .ECT - engine coolant temp . sensor , mass air flow sensor , O2 sensors , also check fuel trims , if you know what those are . Fuel trims are a good diagnostic tool , is the PCM adding fuel for lean condition ., low fuel pressure ,plugged fuel filter , worn fuel pump etc... Or is the PCM subtracting fuel , leaking fuel injectors , bad fuel pressure regulator . What make , model an year vehicle ?

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Code po157


02 sensor circuit low voltage ---answer is copied from obd-codes .com you can visit this site for more information if necessary Usually rear o2 sensor problems won't cause drivability issues since they are an input that measures catalyst efficiency (unlike front o2 sensors). However if you have other codes present, like lean codes or pre-o2 sensor codes, then they may cause drivability problems as well as P0143. The following symptoms may be present: MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp) illumination Engine performance issues Engine running rough Engine running rich (only if PCM is trying to add fuel to compensate for low o2 sensor voltage reading) Engine running lean (only if vacuum leak is large enough that PCM can't compensate by adding fuel) Poor idle Causes If you have reason to believe that your engine is running lean, fix that problem first, then clear codes and see if the P0157 code resets. An engine that is running lean could set this code, but usually there will be lean codes (P0171, P0174) present. The following could be causes: Air leaks in exhaust in front of o2 sensor giving false reading Engine running excessively lean O2 sensor connector damaged/corroded O2 sensor signal circuit is shorted to ground O2 sensor ground circuit is open O2 sensor has failed (it may be contaminated with fuel or coolant) PCM has failed

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My Chevy 2500, 2001 runs rough when it cold outside


It can be issue with low fuel pressure,the fuel pump is getting old both needs to be checked.Also get the IAC valve checked.
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Rough idle vibrates and po171 code service engine soon. jamesrowland9@aol.com


Hi, a Ford P0171 is a LEAN code for cylinder bank 1, and P0174 is a LEAN code for cylinder bank 2. These codes commonly occur on many Ford vehicles, and are set when the powertrain control module (PCM) sees the air/fuel mixture is running too lean (too much air, not enough fuel).
When the Check Engine Light comes on, either one of these codes, or both, may be found when a code reader or scan tool is plugged into the vehicle diagnostic connector. IF the vehicle is driven long enough, typically both codes will be set.
A P0171 lean code for bank 1 is the cylinder bank on the RIGHT (passenger) side of the engine on Ford vehicles with a V6 or V8 engine and rear-wheel drive.


A lean fuel condition may exist if the engine is sucking in too much air and/or the fuel system is not delivering enough fuel. If bad enough, a lean fuel condition may cause lean misfire, a rough idle, hesitation or stumble when accelerating, and/or poor engine performance.
Unmetered air can enter the engine through a vacuum leak, a dirty airflow sensor that is not reading airflow accurately, an EGR valve is not closing and is leaking exhaust into the intake manifold, an EGR valve that is allowing too much flow (because the EGR differential pressure sensor that monitors EGR flow is faulty and is under-reporting EGR flow).
If the problem is not enough fuel, the underling cause may be a weak fuel pump, restricted fuel filter, leaky fuel pressure regulator or dirty fuel injectors.

Mar 24, 2011 | Ford Escort Cars & Trucks

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Po174


A P0174 lean code for bank 2 is the cylinder bank on the LEFT (driver) side of the engine on Ford vehicles with a transverse-mounted V6 engine and front-wheel drive. This code is not set on four cylinder engines (no bank 2).
WHAT A LEAN CODE MEANS
A lean fuel condition may exist if the engine is sucking in too much air and/or the fuel system is not delivering enough fuel. If bad enough, a lean fuel condition may cause lean misfire, a rough idle, hesitation or stumble when accelerating, and/or poor engine performance . Unmetered air can enter the engine through a vacuum leak, a dirty airflow sensor that is not reading airflow accurately, an EGR valve is not closing and is leaking exhaust into the intake manifold, an EGR valve that is allowing too much flow (because the EGR differential pressure sensor that monitors EGR flow is faulty and is under-reporting EGR flow).
If the problem is not enough fuel, the underling cause may be a weak fuel pump, restricted fuel filter, leaky fuel pressure regulator or dirty fuel injectors.

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Ford 150 runs rough when cold


check the engine for vacuum leaks at the intake manifold, u can do this with a bottle of propane, spray around the intake when it is rough and see if it smooths out, if it does u found the vacuum leak.

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2001 Tahoe: Hard to start, idles rough, check engine light on.


Flashing check engine light is missfire, fuel pump probably causing multiple tries to start.Having to build fuel preasure,vac leak on one side of intake probably causing rich/lean condition.Also check back preasure to cat ,Sound like you are moving down right track.Mas air flow would probably set lean code bank1 and lean code bank2

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2005 Ford Escape Rough Idle - engine code state lean fuel mixture


I recommend getting a repair manual from an auto store for your vehicle. They run $15 to $20. It will tell you exactly how to do everything you asked and also give you the values that should be expected. Hope this helps.

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