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How do I eliminate a p0171 code 2004 chevy impala 3.8 litre

Replaced pvc valve cleaned mass air flow sensor

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TYPE: OBD PO171

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SOURCE: Cleaning the Mass Air Flow Sensor

i will try to help. 171/174 indicates lean condition in engine. the mass air flow sensor is located in the rubber tube going to throttlebody. you can try to clean it. using mild carb cleaner safe for sensors, remove sensor from tube. spray clean the tiny wires located in the cylinder. do not touch them, they are very delicate. these engines are also notorious for leaking intake gaskets and faulty pcv valves. these will all set these 2 codes. feel free with anymore questions.

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Mass Air Flow Sensor, oxygen sensor and coil plugs

I have codes 172 & 175 (Fuel trim bank 1 & 2, running to rich) So I was told to replace the Mass Air Flow Sensor. Easy install but very expensive ($150). We'll see if the service engine light comes back on.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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SOURCE: looking to findthe mass air flow sensor on a 89 chevy corsica

location is under the hood where the aircleaner is there is an electrical connection that plugs into the mass air flow sensor

Posted on Oct 09, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 1998 ford explorer odb2 codes of p0171

I would first change the fuel filter.

Posted on Oct 18, 2009

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SOURCE: 98 chevy suburban, code reads mass air flow sensor

Check the wire leads and clean them before reconnecting the wire leads. It wouldn't hurt also to clean the MAF sensor with MAF cleaner, the code your getting is most common to the high performance oil base filters like K&N.

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Why would code p0171 coming up on my car


code p0171 refers to system too lean, bank 1===causes --intake/exhaust leak --AIR system---MAF/VAF sensors--fuel pressure/pump--injectors---HO2S sensor
as the HO2S sensor is the first sensor to inform the ECM of the mixture setting problem I would consider changing it first. Have the fuel pressure checked as there may be a problem with the pressure regulator in the manifold and lastly have the injectors checked for tip blockages.

Nov 23, 2014 | 2004 Chevrolet Impala

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Type p0171


It is a generic OBD2 power train Code. The same solution could be applied to all other vehicles as well.
Error Code: P0171
Description:
Fuel Trim (FT), System too Lean, Bank 1
Possible Causes:
- Fuel pump pressure too high or regulating valve stuck closed.
- Intake/ exhaust leak.
- Secondary air injection (AIR) system.
- Manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor.
- Mass air flow (MAF) sensor.
- Fuel pressure/pump.
- Fuel Injector(s).
- Evaporative emission (EVAP) canister purge valve.
- Heated oxygen sensor (HO2S).
Solutions:
-Usually, simply cleaning the Mass air flow (MAF) sensor helps solve the problem.
- It is best to take MAF off and spray it with electronics cleaner or high flash point solvent.
- Inspect all vacuum and PCV hoses, replace if necessary.
- Check for a dirty fuel filter and proper fuel pressure.

Sep 26, 2013 | 2000 Toyota Corolla

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2004 x8j has an error code PO171


P0171 JAGUAR - System Too Lean ENGINE CYLINDER Bank 1 (only "V" engines (V6,V8 etc.) have more than one bank of cylinders.

Possible causes- Intake air leaks
- Faulty front heated oxygen sensor
- Ignition misfiring
- Faulty fuel injectors
- Exhaust gas leaks
- Incorrect fuel pressure
- Lack of fuel
- Faulty Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor
- Incorrect Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) hose connection Tech notes If the P0171 is combined with the P0174 code, it's very likely that the problem is caused by an intake leak. If there are no intake leaks, the next step is to replaced the air filter and clean the air flow meter. If the problem persist the front oxygen (O2) sensor may need to be replaced.

Oct 08, 2012 | 2004 Jaguar XJ-Series

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I have a 2000 Chevy Impala and my car only stay crank if my foot is on the gas, when I release , it shuts off. It's not the mass air flow sensor or fuel pump what can it be??


Inspect, clean or replace the Idle Air control valve...about $35 for the part...also how is the air filter? A clogged catalytic converter can cause this too? ( A free check at quality muffler shops. Hope this helps.

Mar 16, 2012 | 2000 Chevrolet Impala

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Check engine light on; engine codes P0171 and P0174


p0171 is lean exhaust bank one ( passenger side) and p0174 is lean exhaust bank 2 ( drivers side). First we need to look for vacuum leaks, low fuel pressure, Intake air leaks after the mass air flow sensor, pvc system. Because you have both sides lean I would start looking at these spots.

May 23, 2011 | 1998 Ford F150 Regular Cab

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OBDII SETS CODES P0401, P0171 & P0174 . 1998 Mercury Sable


P0401- Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Insufficient Dectected
Possible causes - Harness or connectors (EGR volume control valve circuit is open or shorted.)
- EGR volume control valve stuck closed
- EGR volume control solenoid valve
- Dead (Weak) battery
- EGR passage clogged
- Exhaust gas leaks Possible solution - Clean EGR Valve
- Repair EGR harness or connector
- Replaced EGR volume control solenoid valve
- Replaced EGR volume control valve
Code P0171- Fuel Injection System Too Lean Bank 1 Possible causes - Intake air leaks
- Front Heated oxygen sensor may be faulty
- Injectors may be faulty
- Exhaust gas leaks
- Incorrect fuel pressure
- Lack of fuel
- Mass air flow sensor may be faulty
- Incorrect PCV hose connection Possible solution Dirty air filter of faulty air flow sensor are common causes of the problem P0174- Fuel Injection System Too Lean Bank 2 Possible causes - Intake air leaks
- Front Heated oxygen sensor may be faulty
- Injectors may be faulty
- Exhaust gas leaks
- Incorrect fuel pressure
- Lack of fuel
- Mass air flow sensor may be faulty
- Incorrect PCV hose connection Possible solution Dirty air filter of faulty air flow sensor are common causes of the problem.

Jun 28, 2010 | 1998 Mercury Sable

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99 CHEVY trouble shoot code P0171


LEAN TROUBLE CODES (P0171 or P0174) A code P0171 or P0174 indicate the engine is running lean. This means there is too much air and/or not enough fuel. You can confirm the engine is running lean by looking at Short Term Fuel Trim (STFT) and Long Term Fuel Trim (LTFT). Normally, STFT and LTFT should be plus or minus 8 from zero. If STFT and/or LTFT are more than about +10 or higher, it indicates the engine is running LEAN. Negative numbers (-10 or more) indicates the engine is running RICH. A lean fuel condition can be caused by:

* Low fuel pressure due to a weak pump or leaky fuel pressure regulator. (use a fuel pressure gauge to check fuel pressure at idle)

* Dirty fuel injectors. (try cleaning the injectors)

* Vacuum leaks at the intake manifold, vacuum hose connections or throttle body. (Use a vacuum gauge to check for low intake vacuum)

* Leaky EGR valve. (Check operation of EGR valve)

* Leaky PCV Valve or hose. (Check valve and hose connections)

* Dirty or defective Mass Airflow Sensor (MAF). (Try cleaning the MAF sensor wires or filament with aerosol electronics cleaner. Do NOT use anything else to clean the sensor, and do not touch the sensor wires)

______________________________-- 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

Jan 02, 2010 | 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 2WD

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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.

Nov 14, 2009 | 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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Codes P0171, and P0174 bLean on a 98 Navigator. Any ideas?


mass air flow sensor is not the problem, I had the exact same problem and have done much research on this. Check the PVC rubber hoses, especially the elbows for cracks. You probably noticed your gas mileage has been horrible too. Hope this helps

May 28, 2009 | 2003 Lincoln Navigator

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Cleaning the Mass Air Flow Sensor


i will try to help. 171/174 indicates lean condition in engine. the mass air flow sensor is located in the rubber tube going to throttlebody. you can try to clean it. using mild carb cleaner safe for sensors, remove sensor from tube. spray clean the tiny wires located in the cylinder. do not touch them, they are very delicate. these engines are also notorious for leaking intake gaskets and faulty pcv valves. these will all set these 2 codes. feel free with anymore questions.

Nov 15, 2008 | 2004 Ford Freestar

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