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2002 zx2 service engine light comes on and when scanned it says lean fuel? Could this be the fuel filter?

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It is probably the PCV hose. The elbows on them are soft and often develop holes and allow un-metered air in and cause a lean condition. Usually the car drives fine but could idle low or die at stops. You can order a new PCV hose from Ford for about thirty bucks.

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MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATED - SYSTEM LEAN DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC'S) - SERVICE TIPS

FORD:
2000 Contour
2000-2002 Escort
2000-2003 Escort ZX2
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2000-2004 Econoline, Excursion, Expedition, Explorer, F-Super Duty, Ranger
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