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1999 F-150, approx 123k miles, 6-cylinder, ''Check Engine Light'' came on recently, used OBD-II scanner to download codes, only code is P0171. Can you advise the most likely culprit? If it were the MAF sensor, wouldn't both banks (P0171 and P0174) be showing lean? Is an O-2 sensor more likely problem, or intake manifold leak? I'm running a bottle of injector cleaner through the gas tank now - not sure how long that will take to work.

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Start with the cheap and easy fix attempt first. Inspect for a disconnected air hose. Next, the Mass Airflow sensor may need cleaning due to an air filter having not been properly seated and allowing debris to get past the filter. Or even the use of a oil ype air filter can cause this. The screen gets the wings of flies or oil caught on it and an uneven flow of air causes the sensor to read things incorrectly. Cleaning can easily be done with a good rinsing of warm water in the kitchen sink then blow dry before reinstall. If it is oily use an electronic cleaner to remove the oil deposits. If the problem codes still return look more closely for a leak at a manifold gasket. If still nothing then on the fuel delivery side of things your fuel pump may be failing.

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You need to clean the 2 wires on the MAF sensor very carefully with carb cleaner and a gentle toothbruch gently. clean with carb cleaner at least 3 times. Then disconnect battery for 2 hours to clear memory and then drive for 10 miles to relearn the clean sensor.

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I'm Ben and -- hopefully -- I can provide some meaningful assistance.

In my opinion, the problem lies with you P0174 reading. I'll explain.

OBD II Fault Code

OBD II P0171
OBD II P0174

Fault Code Definition

OBD II P0171 Fuel System Too Lean (Bank 1)
OBD II P0174 Fuel System Too Lean (Bank 2)

Symptoms

  1. Check Engine Light will illuminate
  2. In some cases, no adverse conditions may be noticed by the driver
  3. In other cases, there may be performance problems, such as a lack of power on acceleration and some "coughing" or misfiring
  4. The vehicle may have trouble idling, especially when warm or when sitting at a stoplight

Common Problems That Trigger the P0171 and P0174 Code

  • PCM software needs to be updated
  • Vacuum leaks (Intake Manifold Gaskets, vacuum hoses, PCV hoses, etc.)
  • Mass Airflow Sensor (MAF)
  • Plugged Fuel Filter or weak Fuel Pump
  • Plugged or dirty Fuel Injectors

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P0506, P0411, P0171


For OBD code problems check the list of help links below. Click the link below to go through its procedure.

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Diagnostic Code P2195? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/02/diagnostic-code-p2195-on-toyota-avalon.html

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Diagnostic code P1330? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/diagnostic-code-p1330-on-kia-2wd.html

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Diagnostic code P0700, P1330, P1121? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/diagnostic-code-p0700-p1330-p1121-on.html

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shows error code P1330? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/2003-kia-sorento-shows-error-code-p1330.html

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OBD code P1330? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/obd-code-p1330-on-2003-kia-sorento.html

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OBD code P01300? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/obd-code-p01300-on-toyota-rav4.html

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OBD code P0768? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/01/obd-code-p0768.html

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Evaporative Emissions System codes details? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/11/evaporative-emissions-system-codes.html --------------- Engine Misfire codes?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/engine-misfire-codes-on-chevrolet.html

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Misfire on cylinder 4?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/misfire-on-cylinder-4.html

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ABS trouble codes for all models?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/abs-trouble-codes-for-all-1994-00-acura.html

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Diagnostic code P0010? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/diagnostic-code-p0010.html

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Diagnostic Code P1396?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/diagnostic-code-p1396.html

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Code P0452?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/code-p0452.html

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OBD code P0172 on Buick?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/obd-code-p0172-on-buick-park-avenue.html

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DTC Code P0321?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/dtc-code-p0321-on-buick-park-avenue.html

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Error Code P0471?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/error-code-p0471-on-2007-dodge-ram-3500.html

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P0304 Error code?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/p0304-error-code-on-dodge-neon.html

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OBDII scan is receiving NO BUS CODE?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/obdii-scan-is-receiving-no-bus-code.html

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How to Clear OBD error Codes?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-clear-obd-error-codes-on-acura.html

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Diagnosis and Testing Car Components?

http://vwrepairhelp.blogspot.com/2011/11/diagnosis-and-testing-car-components.html

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Diagnostic Trouble Codes list?

Part 1.

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/diagnostic-trouble-codes-list-for-acura_18.html

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Diagnostic Trouble Codes list?

Part 2.------

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/diagnostic-trouble-codes-list-for-acura.html

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OBD Code is cleared but check engine light will not RESET?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/02/obd-code-is-cleared-but-check-engine.html

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Diagnostic Code 43 and 71?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/diagnostic-code-43-and-71-on-1991.html

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Code P0132?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/code-p0132-on-acura-tl.html

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P0031 code?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/p0031-code-on-dodge-dakota.html

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How to get diagnostic Code without OBD Scanner on Pre 1995 cars?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-get-diagnostic-code-without-obd.html

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OBD-II Trouble Code P0300?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/obd-ii-trouble-code-p0300.html

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Getting diagnostic code P0016?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/getting-diagnostic-code-p0016.html

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How to Read Codes from Check Engine Light?

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Diagnostic Code P0540 continues to return and the MIL light is on?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/diagnostic-code-p0540-continue-to.html

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DTC Trouble Code P0401?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2012/01/dtc-trouble-code-p0401.html

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Car misfires and error code P0306 and P0303 is shown?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/car-misfires-and-error-code-p0306-and.html

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Diagnostic code P0463?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/diagnostic-code-p0463-on-ford-f250.html

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Check engine light with codes P2195 and P2197?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.in/2012/01/check-engine-light-with-codes-p2195-and.html

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Diagnostic error code P0121,P0505,P1000,P2101,P2104, P2110,P2135,P2106?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/01/diagnostic-error-code.html

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P0174, P0037 and P2197?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/p0174-p0037-and-p2197-on-toyota-rav4.html

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P0352 Obd code?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/p0352-obd-code-on-toyota-rav4.html

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Error code p0402?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/error-code-p0402-on-ford-escape.html

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Obd Code P0763?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/obd-code-p0763-on-lexus.html

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OBD code P0301, P0430 and P0174?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/02/obd-code-p0301p0430-and-p0174.html

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OBD code P0500?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/02/obd-code-p0500-on-lexus-rx-300.html

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This will help.

Thanks.


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Feb 29, 2012 | 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer 4.2

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Code p0021 and p0171 shown together



For OBD code problems check the list of help links below. Click the link below to go through its procedure.

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Diagnostic Code P2195? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/02/diagnostic-code-p2195-on-toyota-avalon.html

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Diagnostic code P1330? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/diagnostic-code-p1330-on-kia-2wd.html

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Diagnostic code P0700, P1330, P1121? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/diagnostic-code-p0700-p1330-p1121-on.html

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shows error code P1330? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/2003-kia-sorento-shows-error-code-p1330.html

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OBD code P1330? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/obd-code-p1330-on-2003-kia-sorento.html

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OBD code P01300? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/obd-code-p01300-on-toyota-rav4.html

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OBD code P0768? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/01/obd-code-p0768.html

------------
Evaporative Emissions System codes details? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/11/evaporative-emissions-system-codes.html --------------- Engine Misfire codes?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/engine-misfire-codes-on-chevrolet.html

----------------


Misfire on cylinder 4?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/misfire-on-cylinder-4.html

--------------
ABS trouble codes for all models?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/abs-trouble-codes-for-all-1994-00-acura.html

------------
Diagnostic code P0010? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/diagnostic-code-p0010.html

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Diagnostic Code P1396?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/diagnostic-code-p1396.html

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Code P0452?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/code-p0452.html

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OBD code P0172 on Buick?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/obd-code-p0172-on-buick-park-avenue.html

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DTC Code P0321?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/dtc-code-p0321-on-buick-park-avenue.html

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Error Code P0471?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/error-code-p0471-on-2007-dodge-ram-3500.html

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P0304 Error code?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/p0304-error-code-on-dodge-neon.html

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OBDII scan is receiving NO BUS CODE?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/obdii-scan-is-receiving-no-bus-code.html

-----------
How to Clear OBD error Codes?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-clear-obd-error-codes-on-acura.html

----------------
Diagnosis and Testing Car Components?

http://vwrepairhelp.blogspot.com/2011/11/diagnosis-and-testing-car-components.html

--------------
Diagnostic Trouble Codes list?

Part 1.

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/diagnostic-trouble-codes-list-for-acura_18.html

--------------
Diagnostic Trouble Codes list?

Part 2.------

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/diagnostic-trouble-codes-list-for-acura.html

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OBD Code is cleared but check engine light will not RESET?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/02/obd-code-is-cleared-but-check-engine.html

--------------
Diagnostic Code 43 and 71?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/diagnostic-code-43-and-71-on-1991.html

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Code P0132?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/code-p0132-on-acura-tl.html

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P0031 code?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/p0031-code-on-dodge-dakota.html

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How to get diagnostic Code without OBD Scanner on Pre 1995 cars?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-get-diagnostic-code-without-obd.html

------------
OBD-II Trouble Code P0300?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/obd-ii-trouble-code-p0300.html

-------------
Getting diagnostic code P0016?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/getting-diagnostic-code-p0016.html

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How to Read Codes from Check Engine Light?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-read-codes-from-check-engine.html

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Diagnostic Code P0540 continues to return and the MIL light is on?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/diagnostic-code-p0540-continue-to.html

-----------
DTC Trouble Code P0401?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2012/01/dtc-trouble-code-p0401.html

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Car misfires and error code P0306 and P0303 is shown?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/car-misfires-and-error-code-p0306-and.html

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Diagnostic code P0463?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/diagnostic-code-p0463-on-ford-f250.html

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Check engine light with codes P2195 and P2197?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.in/2012/01/check-engine-light-with-codes-p2195-and.html

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Diagnostic error code P0121,P0505,P1000,P2101,P2104, P2110,P2135,P2106?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/01/diagnostic-error-code.html

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P0174, P0037 and P2197?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/p0174-p0037-and-p2197-on-toyota-rav4.html

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P0352 Obd code?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/p0352-obd-code-on-toyota-rav4.html

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Error code p0402?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/error-code-p0402-on-ford-escape.html

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Obd Code P0763?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/obd-code-p0763-on-lexus.html

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OBD code P0301, P0430 and P0174?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/02/obd-code-p0301p0430-and-p0174.html

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OBD code P0500?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/02/obd-code-p0500-on-lexus-rx-300.html

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This will help.

Thanks.


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Feb 11, 2012 | 2003 Nissan Pathfinder

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1999 Mercury Mountaineer 'check engine' light came on after a very cold night. checked oil and antifreeze. oil was 2 qts low and antifreeze was to the top. light won't go off


Fill oil up until the check engine light goes off. If it doesn't go off by itself, have the codes scanned by an OBD-II Scanner for 1996 and up vehicles. Then, if there aren't any significant codes, erase the codes using the OBD-II Scanner.

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I have a 96 mazda b4000 and the check engine light is on how can you clear the code without using a scanner?


In obd-II vehicles, you can clear the code by having 40 or more cycles of start and run conditions followed by turning off the ignition completely without having an engine anomoly or issue.

It's easier to use the clear codes button on the obd-II scanner.

Nowadays, you can buy an OBD-II scanner for less than $100 at Walmart. I just got one.

Good luck on this.

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