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1998 ford explorer with a rich/lean code

I have a 1998 ford explorer with a 4.0 sohc and it has a bank 1 rich and a bank 2 lean help please

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I would check for a vacuum leak somewhere. Like the post for the pcv hoses and elbows to the intake manifold gaskets not sealing. Check with at scan tool the fuel trims to see how the engine is running. If the long term fuel trim is over 10 % then there is a vacuum leak. It is rare for a lean running bank and at the same time a rich running bank. The only thing that could be possible cause for that would be the mass air flow sensor or the hose to the throttle body is not sealing causing unwanted air to get passed the MAF. These engines have a problem when it is cold the manifold gaskets not sealing and then when the engine is warm to seal and the fuel trims be high when cold and then be normal after it warms up

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SOURCE: Code #P0171 & code #P0174

The most common problem on a Ford with these codes is deteriorated PCV hoses. Check the hoses from the PCV valve to the intake manifold. Pay special attention to the rubber elbows. They often crack on the inside curve and the crack is hard to see.

Posted on May 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Code #P0171 & code #P0174

The intake manifold gaskets need replacement as well as the o-rings inside - if you call FORD they should be able to get you the correct parts.

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Ford Windstar 1996 Trouble Codes P0171, P0141, P0161, and P0174

Bank one is toward the front of the vehicle. Sounds like the heated oxygen sensors have gone bad. The Oxygen Sensors are located in the exhaust pipe and require a special socket to remove and replace.

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SOURCE: 96 ford explorer codes too lean bank 1 and 2

1. a vacuum leak. 2 low fuel presure. 3 bad airflow sensor.4 an exhaust leak before bank 1 or bank 2 o2 sensor 2

Posted on Oct 11, 2009

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SOURCE: ford explorer ,4 litre. have code of P0171

You could be right but before going to all that trouble of replacing the intake gasket take a close look at the MAF (Mass Air Flow) sensor. Also look for a vacuum leak downstream of the MAF sensor. The MAF sensor may be dirty especially if you are using an "oiled" air filter and it was over oiled. Remove the MAF sensor and clean it with electronic cleaner. Make sure it is dry before reinstalling. If it is damaged, replace it. Also replace the fuel filter as a partially clogged filter has been know to set this code on some vehicles. Check all vacuum hoses and replace as necessary.

Posted on Nov 14, 2009

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