Question about 2001 Chevrolet Prizm
4 years? you really need to find a mechanic that knows what hes doing. if you have replaced the canister and purge solenoid valve (muliple sensors? you realy need to be specific on what has or has not been replaced ) most times the hoses are not installed properly on the purge solenoid, or leak. the hose with the green cap/test port should be closest to the electrical connector.
Posted on Oct 01, 2009
We've had the same problem with both of our Chevy Prizm's and went for years with mechanics replacing things that did not fix the problem. Our most recent mechanic was able to fix the problem by removing and cleaning the air flow sensor. It worked for both cars and the light has been off now for about three months.
Posted on Nov 11, 2009
I have a 2001 Chevy Prizm with the same problem. I live right next to a Good Ole Boys Garage and that's where I've always taken my car to be worked on and inspected.
My check Engine Light has been on for about 2 years now, roughly 30K miles.
They have cleared the light and driven the car around the block a few times, gotten it up to speed etc. To try to have it pass inspection and clear the code (P0171).
The computer is telling us it's running to lean which would make you believe there's a leak in the hoses.
I have had all of my hoses replaced, I have taken the MAF sensor out myself to clean it just this passed week. They have tested the exhaust at the tailpipe to check the O2 sensor, and we still cannot find the problem.
Be it that I am in college and barely get the chance to work, I can't really afford to take it to a dealership and pay 75% in labor fees. i just want it fixed right, so I don't have to worry about it anymore. But I don't know what else to do!
My light stayed off this week for 43 miles, and it only popped back on when I hit 70 mph on highway 81. I drive a lot of highway but it seems that thats when the light comes back on.
If any of you have any suggestions for me too, I'd be very appreciative to your suggestions. I try to take care of it. But it's not hurting my car so this has been taking a while to get done.
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