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Is it ok to clean trottle body with mass air flow sencor cleaner

Need to clean throttle body

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SOURCE: trouble code 0171

P0171 OBD-II Trouble Code google_protectAndRun("render_ads.js::google_render_ad", google_handleError, google_render_ad); Technical Description System Too Lean (Bank 1)
What does that mean? Basically this means that an oxygen sensor in bank 1 detected a lean condition (too much oxygen in the exhaust). On V6/V8/V10 engines, Bank 1 is the side of the engine that has cylinder #1.
Note: This DTC is very similar to P0174, and in fact your vehicle may show both codes at the same time.
Symptoms You will more than likely not notice any drivability problems, although there may be symptoms such as a lack of power, detonation (spark knock), and/or a hesitation/surge on acceleration.
copyscape.gif Causes A code P0171 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 may 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 downstream of the MAF sensor.
Possible Solutions Possible solutions include:
  • In the vast majority of cases, simply cleaning the MAF sensor does the trick. Consult your service manual for it's location if you need help. I find it's best to take it off and spray it with electronics cleaner or brake cleaner. Make sure you are careful not to damage the MAF sensor, and make sure it's dry before reinstalling
  • Inspect all vacuum and PCV hoses, replace if necessary
  • Check for a dirty fuel filter and proper fuel pressure

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 ford explorer sport does not idle when cold

If engine is actually running lean,could be clogged fuel filter or weak fuel pump.

Posted on Nov 29, 2009

csmock132
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SOURCE: truck runs like ****

You have checked the fuel pressure? Do you have a check engine light? As for the tank filling up the wrong one, that is caused from a bad tank select valve on the frame rail.

Posted on Apr 02, 2010

Testimonial: "when ive checked the pressure it was good, and ive replaced the select valve maybe its defective, thx man"

SOURCE: This car has 51,000 miles.

All I am getting from your discription, is that you
have a code & a misfire ,you have yet to diagnose.

Except for replacing the wires, that should last the life
of the car,your doing okey

You now are embarking on throwing parts at it,
not diagnosing.

I can't tell you how to continue,as I don't know
if have any test equip or skills required.

You may have a bad ignition module or other
issues

Again,test,don't install 1 part,unless something
tests bad.

Posted on Feb 22, 2011

honeymokey
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SOURCE: 2003 ford focus rough idle

Check pcv hose going to the intake manifold for leaks

Posted on Feb 26, 2011

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