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Will not shift into park 300zx 1996.engine running lean on left side,vacuum leak or fuel injectors.

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Its a vacuum leak to the left side fuel pressure regulator. find the hose that goes to the balance tube and follow it all the way back to where it connects to the manifold pressure. if you find any cracked or bad hoses i would suggest replacing them. if not the fpr could have gone out.

as far as park is concerned it sounds like the park saftey switch by the brake pedal. there is another sensor on the transmission but its very unlikely to go out.

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Repair Importance Level: 3/3

Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3

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Possible causes

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Though the Oxygen (O2) sensor, the Engine Control Module (ECM) has detected a lean system, which means that there is either not enough fuel or and excessive amount of air in the system. Start by checking for vacuum leaks.

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1996 ford escort, p0171 code and replaced all vacuum lines,. bad injector maybe? one ticks louder than the others. i cant find anything wrong

Hello, Its possible the noisy injectory is a problem. The code p0171 is a lean code. This usually means there is a Vacuum leak allowing more air into the engine than fuel. You can take a spray bottle of water and mist the engine while it is running. When you come across the part that is allowing more air into the engine, there should be a RPM change. Fix the part you find.

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The car warms up and then starts sputtering and bucking

When your engine is running lean that means it's not getting enough fuel.So if it's one side (or bank) of the motor then possibly you have an injector problem on that side.You'll want to get a fuel pressure test to see if the fuel system pressure is up to specifications.Then get the injectors tested.These tests are simple and realitivly cheap.

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jdmbaker: There are a few areas I would suggest looking in.
First, I would be looking for a false air problem. This is a condition where you have un-metered air getting into the engine. A torn airflow meter boot, or large vacuum leak such as a split pcv hose.
Second, your injector pulse width is primarily dependent on the coolant temperature sensor. This component is located at the front of the motor just below the thermostat housing. The sensor gives the ECM resistance values based on the temperature of the coolant. If the sensor fails, usually, they have a tendency to create a lean condition. This shortens the pulse width of the injectors which essentially starves the engine for fuel. One way you can perform a quick test for a lean condition, is to pinch off the return hose for the fuel going to the tank. If you look at the fuel hoses, they run right next to each other. You have one which comes from the fuel filter. That is the feed line. Pinch the other hose. This will boost the fuel pressure causing more fuel to be sprayed out of the injectors.With the hose pinched, hit the throttle, if the engine will rev up, you persue the lean condition theory.
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Odds are that one of these are the solution. Good luck and let me know how you do.

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