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I just had a ton of work done on my 2004 Merc Sable wagon with 84000 miles on it including oil change, cruise control cable fixed, tune up (wires and spark plugs) and cam sensor synchronizer replaced. Still getting a check engine light. The shop found codes PO 171, 174 and 300. Also there is a rattle on acceleration in the front to the right side. Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks, Eileen Velez

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These are lean codes, 171 is system too lean bank 1 and 174 is system too lean bank 2. what this relates to is you probably have a vacuum leak. look under for signs of obvious breaks in vacuum hoses. this is your most likely culprit.

You can raise your hood and look for any signs of an obvious rubber hose that has come off of anything. The Vacuum situation is sometimes hard for someone to diagnose and we use a smoke machine to find leaks a lot of the time as sometimes it is hard to find a vacuum line that has a small hole or is disconnected.

Hope helps.

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