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My 2001 VW Beetle has an error code of PO 171. Too lean bank 1. What does this mean and how do I correct it?

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Most of the time it's an exhaust leak on bank 1 somewhere betwean the motor and first oxygen sensor

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You did not list a vehicle, so here are the generic codes.
Code 171 is system lean bank one and code 174 is system lean bank two.
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Please tell me what this means,,, po171 band 1 system too lean and po174 band 2 system too lean, thank you, jill


PO 171--is an O2 Sensor Code for a Lean Condition
on Bank 1 (right side exhaust)

PO 174 -- is an O2 Sensor Codes for a Lean Condition
on Bank 2 (left side exhaust)

You gave us no vehicle
You gave us no drivability issues or
vehicle history,nothing

If the O2's have 100,000 miles on them,change the (2)
closest to the engine. They are most likely worn out
& the switching times are too slow to control injector
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Error codes po 134 po 153 po 154 po 155 po 171 po 174


PO 134 = 02 SENSOR CIRCUIT NO ACTIVITY DETECTED (BANK 1 SENSOR1)
PO 153 =02 SENSOR CIRCUIT SLOW RESPONSE (BANK 2 SENSOR 1)
PO 154 =02 SENSOR CIRCUIT NO ACTIVITY DETECTED (BANK 2 SENSOR 1)
PO 155= 02 SENSOR HEATER CIRCUIT MALFUNCTION (BANK 2 SENSOR 1)
PO 171= SYSTEM TOO LEAN (BANK 1)
PO 174= SYSTEM TOO LEAN (BANK 2)
I WOULD SAY YOU HAVE FAULTY OXYGEN SENSORS CAUSING THE ENGINE TO RUN TOO LEAN REPLACE THEM AND YOU SHOULD BE BACK IN BUISNESS

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2001 E250 4.2 codes po 171 174 172 175


P171 Lean to bank one
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P174 Lean to bank two
P175 Rich to bank two.

These are conflicting codes. I would suspect that you have a bad MAF sensor. take it out and try and clean it before you replace it. It could also be a bad O2 sensor. But unlikely that both sides went bad at the same time.

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Po171 error code


P0171 means the system is lean on cylinder bank number one, with just the one code you could replace the bank one upstream O2 sensor and that will most likely cure the problem.

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Emission system codes


P0421 - Warm Up Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)
P0171 - Fuel System Too Lean - (Bank 1)
P0446 - Canister Close Valve Malfunction
P1191/P1193 - Limp Home Valve - Low RPM
Before replacing the catalytic converter (bank 1 next to the firewall, Bank 2 is near the radiator), you'll want to verify it is bad (most likely is it sinse you also have a 'lean' code for Bank 1 - probably clogged). This can also cause misfires and engine stumble (low RPM) that's probably where the 1191/1193 occurred. The final DTC, P0446 - Canister Close Valve Malfunction, could be the valve itself, or the wiring between it and the PCM. Check the connector & pins for any damage/corrosion.
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