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I got an P0171 code on my 2000 Lexus which I'm told has something to do with my mass air flow sensor..Is this a commmon problem and what symtoms can it cause?..Car is slow to accelerate and is idiling on the high side, around 1,000 to 1,500 RPMs

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P0171 sets when air/fuel ratio feedback is stable after engine warm up, & fuel trim is considerably in error on the lean side.
The signal from a/f ratio sensor is approximately proportional to existing air-fuel ratio.
CHECK: system for intake leaks, incorrect fuel pressure, plugged fuel injectors, 02 sensors or coolant sensor operation.
check air fuel ratio sensors. to test main AFR sensors directly you will need a good scan-tool to test parameters.
A thorough preliminary check is important. If you take your time you may find the answer before you start playing the "process of elimination " game.
Good luck, let me know how it is going.

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Hi. I went to autozone and diagnosed with code p0172 on my 2005 Lexus GX470. I have vsc trac, vsc off, anti skid, and check engine light on. The lights come on for about 100 miles and goes off for same...


You own a high end luxury vehicle as do I, 2005 ES330, the dealership is the best place to get Lexus problems fixed. With my own vehicle, I had a thermostat fault code come up, and like you it would reset itself and come back. The code said it was the thermostat and I queried it with my tyre guy. He also said it is a thermostat code. I said but it isn't overheating. He told me that the computers in Lexus are so clever they are actually looking for the water to reach x degrees in x minutes. He replaced the thermostat, the fault never came back. Anyway back to your P0172 Error code.

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Possible causes
Faulty front heated oxygen sensor
Ignition misfiring
Faulty fuel injectors
Exhaust gas leaks
Incorrect fuel pressure
Faulty Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor

The first thing I would try is that stuff that you add to your fuel to clean the injectors.

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Air/Fuel Mixture System Lean Bank 1

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- Faulty front heated oxygen sensor
- Ignition misfiring - coil, igniton module, distributer malfunction
- Faulty fuel injectors
- Exhaust gas leaks
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Type p0171


It is a generic OBD2 power train Code. The same solution could be applied to all other vehicles as well.
Error Code: P0171
Description:
Fuel Trim (FT), System too Lean, Bank 1
Possible Causes:
- Fuel pump pressure too high or regulating valve stuck closed.
- Intake/ exhaust leak.
- Secondary air injection (AIR) system.
- Manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor.
- Mass air flow (MAF) sensor.
- Fuel pressure/pump.
- Fuel Injector(s).
- Evaporative emission (EVAP) canister purge valve.
- Heated oxygen sensor (HO2S).
Solutions:
-Usually, simply cleaning the Mass air flow (MAF) sensor helps solve the problem.
- It is best to take MAF off and spray it with electronics cleaner or high flash point solvent.
- Inspect all vacuum and PCV hoses, replace if necessary.
- Check for a dirty fuel filter and proper fuel pressure.

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I have replaced the port seals, isolater bolts, cleaned the EGR ports, plugs and wires, and chanced the air filter. I was getting both 171 and 174 codes. Now after 60 miles or so, pulled the codes again...


P0171 is a lean fuel condition . The computer reflashed has nothing to do with it . Vacuum leak intake manifold probably . If both P0171 & P0174 were back could be fuel pump low flow or restricted fuel filter . or O2 sensor problem or mass airflow sensor. Suggest you take it to a qualified repair shop to have it diagnosed .
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--BANK 1 = DTCs P0171 (lean) and P0172 (rich)

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I would try cleaning the Mass Airflow Sensor first. A dirty Mass Airflow Sensor is a common problem for triggering PO 171 & 174 codes.

Good luck and keep me posted.

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i will try to help. 171/174 indicates lean condition in engine. the mass air flow sensor is located in the rubber tube going to throttlebody. you can try to clean it. using mild carb cleaner safe for sensors, remove sensor from tube. spray clean the tiny wires located in the cylinder. do not touch them, they are very delicate. these engines are also notorious for leaking intake gaskets and faulty pcv valves. these will all set these 2 codes. feel free with anymore questions.

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