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Vibe 2004 AWD bad milleage doing 20mpg city with code shown. I do gentle accelarations, use unleaded 87 fuel, winter tires, I changed spark plugs & air filter, no heavy load carried,

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Plug wires may be worn as well as other ignition parts--the code could mean bad 02 sensors or vacuum leak or dirty fuel injectors--get car scanned by a tech II with a data stream

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