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Getting P1151 and P1131 codes on my 98 Ford Taurus. ''Lack of HO2S-21 and HO2S-11 Switching, Signal Low Input. Does this mean the O2 sensor(s) is defective, just durty, or some sort of vacume leak, or??

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No that is it, More then likely your 02 sensor needs to be replaced.
But other possible causes would be excessive fuel pressure, leaking/contaminated fuel injectors, leaking pressure regulator, low fuel pressure or running out of fuel, vapor recovery system.
Other possible causes could be: Air leaks after the MAF, vacuum leaks.
Possible causes PVC system:
improperly seated engine oil dip-stick.
Possible causes EGR system:
Leaking gasket, stuck EGR valve, leaking diaphragm or EVR.
Possible causes Base engine:
Oil over filled, cam timing, cylinder compression, exhaust leaks before or near H02S(s).
I know its a lot of info but it could be anything. Take your time, good luck. Let me know how it is going.

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What does code p1131 mean on a 2001 ford taurus


P1131 Ford
P1131 Ford - Lack of Upstream Heated Oxygen Sensor Switch Sensor Indicates Lean Bank 1

Repair Importance Level: 3/3

Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3

http://engine-codes.com/p1131_ford.html

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Possible causes

- Faulty Oxygen Sensor

- Vacuum leak affecting bank 1 only

- Fuel injector problem bank 1

- Check for cylinder misfire on bank 1

- Engine mechanical condition

Tech notes

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.

When is the code detected?

The Engine Control Module (ECM) detected bank 1 oxygen (O2) at its lean limit

Possible symptoms

- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

P1131 Ford Description

A Heated Exhaust Oxygen (HO2S) sensor indicating rich at the end of a test is trying to correct for an over-lean condition. The test fails when the fuel control system no longer detects switching for a calibrated amount of time.

Read more: http://engine-codes.com/p1131_ford.html#ixzz3izk89wMu

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Code p0156,p1131,p115,p0156 on my 2000 Ford taurus


P0156 - Problem with 0/2 circuit for downstream sensor of the front bank.
P1131 - Low activity of the upstream sensor for bank one. (rear)
P0115 - Problem with circuit for coolant temp sensor.

Just because you have codes for these sensors doesn't mean the sensor is the reason. The code merely tells you there is an issue in the circuit that needs to be troubleshooted accurately.

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Error code P1131 & P1151


Hope this helps you or future parties of intrest. P1131 Lack of Upstream Heated Oxygen Sensor Switch - Sensor Indicates Lean - Bank No. 1 P1151 Lack of Upstream Heated Oxygen Sensor Switch - Sensor Indicates Lean - Bank No. 2 I would get under your stang and gently clean outside portion of o2 sensors using a scotch brite. Also if you have so dielectric grease pull electrical connections to o2 sensors clean them and add grease. These trick eliminated the o2 sensor OBD1 codes on my 1987 Ford mustang gt

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Code 1150 on a 1997 ford f 150 with a 4.2 motor


I will try to paste an article for you. Several sources indicate this is a Bank 2 O2 sensor problem and that it is failing to switch and adjust for the fuel mix. But as you can see, many defects can lead up to this O2 sensor Code 1150.

I would try to use a spray bottle of water and go around the Intake manifold and spray the water while the engine is running. An intake leak will draw water into the engine and change RPM.

If no success then try changing the O2 bank 2 sensor. You may need to wipe the computer and clear the Code. H40 DTCs P1131, P1132, P1151 AND P1152: UPSTREAM HO2S NOT SWITCHING. DTC P1130: FUEL SYSTEMicon1.png NOT SWITCHING AT FUELicon1.png TRIM (RICH OR LEAN)
Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) P1131 bank 1 (Cylinder 1) and P1151 bank 2 indicate the fuel/air ratio is correcting rich for an overly lean condition. The HO2S voltage is less than 0.45 volt. DTCs P1132 bank 1 (Cylinder 1) and P1152 bank 2 indicate the fuel/air ratio is correcting lean for an overly rich condition. The HO2S voltage is greater than 0.45 volt.
DTC P1130 and P1150 indicate the fuel control system has reached maximum compensation for a lean or rich condition and the HO2S is not switching.
DTC/HO2S Reference List
•HO2S-11 = DTCs P1131, P1132 and P1130
•HO2S-21 = DTCs P1151, P1152 and P1150
Possible causes:
Fuel system
•Excessive fuel pressure.
•Leaking fuel injector(s).
•Leaking fuel pressure regulator.
•Low fuel pressure or running out of fuel.
•Contaminated fuel injector(s)
•Vapor recovery system
Induction system
•Air leaks after the MAF.
•Vacuum leaks (vacuum lines and gaskets).
•Restricted air inlet.
•PCV system.
•Improperly seated engineicon1.png oil dipstick.
EGR System
•Leaking gasket.
•Stuck open EGR valve.
•Leaking diaphragm.
Base engine
•Oil overfill.
•Cam timing.
•Cylinder compression.
•Exhaust leaks before or near the HO2Ss.
•Check intake air system for leaks, obstructions and damage.
•Check air cleaner element, air cleaner housing for blockage.
•Verify integrity of the PCV system.
•Check for vacuum leaks. user_online.gif quote.gif post_old.gif )

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Trouble codes p1131, p1151 and p0171 for 2001 expedition


I don't care how handy you are , that's not going to help you unless you have knowledge of OBD 2 engine management system for your vehicle . Plus having diagnostic test equipment , scan tool to view engine sensor data ., an knowing how to do automotive electrical circuit testing.
Po171 Could be just an O2 sensor problem ,looking at scan data for bank 1 sensor 1 for proper switching , could be a easy find for a trained Tech . You on the other hand could spend hundreds an still not fix the problem .

P0171 - System to Lean (Bank 1) The Adaptive Fuel Strategy continuously monitors fuel delivery hardware. The test fails when the adaptive fuel tables reach a rich calibrated limit. For lean and rich DTCs:
  • Fuel system
  • Excessive fuel pressure.
  • Leaking/contaminated fuel injectors.
  • Leaking fuel pressure regulator.
  • Low fuel pressure or running out of fuel.
  • Vapor recovery system.
  • Induction system:
    • Air leaks after the MAF.
    • Vacuum Leaks.
    • PCV system.
    • Improperly seated engine oil dipstick.
  • EGR system:
    • Leaking gasket.
    • Stuck EGR valve.
    • Leaking diaphragm or EVR.
  • Base Engine:
    • Oil overfill.
    • Cam timing.
    • Cylinder compression.
    • Exhaust leaks before or near the HO2Ss.

P1130 - Lack of HO2S-11 Switch, Fuel Trim at Limit The HEGO Sensor is monitored for switching. The test fails when the HO2S fails to switch due to circuit or fuel at or exceeding a calibrated limit.
  • Electrical:
    • Short to VPWR in harness or HO2S
    • Water in harness connector
    • Open/Shorted HO2S circuit
    • Corrosion or poor mating terminals and wiring
    • Damaged HO2S
    • Damaged PCM
  • Fuel System:
    • Excessive fuel pressure
    • Leaking/contaminated fuel injectors
    • Leaking fuel pressure regulator
    • Low fuel pressure or running out of fuel
    • Vapor recovery system
  • Induction System:
    • Air leaks after the MAF
    • Vacuum Leaks
    • PCV system
    • Improperly seated engine oil dipstick
  • EGR System:
    • Leaking gasket
    • Stuck EGR valve
    • Leaking diaphragm or EVR
  • Base Engine:
    • Oil overfill
    • Cam timing
    • Cylinder compression
    • Exhaust leaks before or near the HO2S(s)
A fuel control HO2S PID switching across 0.45 volt from 0.2 to 0.9 volt indicates a normal switching HO2S. P1131 - Lack of HO2S-11 Switch, Sensor Indicates Lean A HEGO sensor indicating lean at the end of a test is trying to correct for an over-rich condition. The test fails when the fuel control system no longer detects switching for a calibrated amount of time. See Possible Causes for DTC P1130
P1151 - Lack of HO2S-21 Switch, Sensor Indicates Lean A HEGO sensor indicating lean at the end of a test is trying to correct for an over-rich condition. The test fails when fuel control system no longer detects switching for a calibrated amount of time. See Possible Causes for DTC P1130 006 O2 Sensor Signal Analysis

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2000 Lincoln Navigator - few days ago started idling very rough when truck is at a stop or in park. Service Engine Light came right around time I noticed that it was idling rough when stopped. Following...


P1131 Lack of HO2S-11 Switch ,Sensor Lean
P1151-Lack of HO2S-21 Switch ,Sensor Lean
PO171- System to Lean (Bank 1)
PO174-Systen to Lean (Bank 2)

Fuel Filter -Plugged
Low Fuel Pressure
Evap System -Leaks
Leaks - in ducting,air filter to throttle
PCV -Leaks
Exhaust System -Leaks
O2 Sensors-worn out

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What are engine codes p1131 and p1151 mean?


P1131-- Lack of HO2S-11 Switch (lean)
P1151--Lack of HO2S-12 Switch (lean)

There are at least 26 possible causes in the
Diagnostic Trouble Code Chart

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your going to resolve

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I have a 1998 ford contour that has codes p1130 and p1131 on it what could be the problem. the check engine light is on


H40 DTCs P1131, P1132, P1151 AND P1152: UPSTREAM HO2S NOT SWITCHING. DTC P1130: FUEL SYSTEM NOT SWITCHING AT FUEL TRIM (RICH OR LEAN)
    Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) P1131 bank 1 (Cylinder 1) and P1151 bank 2 indicate the fuel/air ratio is correcting rich for an overly lean condition. The HO2S voltage is less than 0.45 volt. DTCs P1132 bank 1 (Cylinder 1) and P1152 bank 2 indicate the fuel/air ratio is correcting lean for an overly rich condition. The HO2S voltage is greater than 0.45 volt.
    DTC P1130 and P1150 indicate the fuel control system has reached maximum compensation for a lean or rich condition and the HO2S is not switching.
    DTC/HO2S Reference List
    • HO2S-11 = DTCs P1131, P1132 and P1130
    • HO2S-21 = DTCs P1151, P1152 and P1150
    Possible causes:
    Fuel system
    • Excessive fuel pressure.
    • Leaking fuel injector(s).
    • Leaking fuel pressure regulator.
    • Low fuel pressure or running out of fuel.
    • Contaminated fuel injector(s)
    • Vapor recovery system
    Induction system
    • Air leaks after the MAF.
    • Vacuum leaks (vacuum lines and gaskets).
    • Restricted air inlet.
    • PCV system.
    • Improperly seated engine oil dipstick.
    EGR System
    • Leaking gasket.
    • Stuck open EGR valve.
    • Leaking diaphragm.
    Base engine
    • Oil overfill.
    • Cam timing.
    • Cylinder compression.
    • Exhaust leaks before or near the HO2Ss.
  • Check intake air system for leaks, obstructions and damage.
  • Check air cleaner element, air cleaner housing for blockage.
  • Verify integrity of the PCV system.
  • Check for vacuum leaks.

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I received a failed emmision test result and was given a trouble code number P1151.How can I find out what this is


CODE P1151 LACK OF HO2S 21 SWITCHING HO2S SIGNAL LOW INPUT.POSSIBLE CAUSE LOW FUEL PRESSURE.INJECTORS STOPPED UP.FAULTY HO2S SENSOR LOOK FOR INTAKE AND EXHAUST LEAKS.LOOK FOR AIR LEAKS LOCATED AFTER THE MAF SENSOR MOUNTING LOCATION OR IN THE PCV SYSTEM.

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