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HONDA ACCORD ENGINE PROBLEM

2006 Honda Accord • 177,890 miles

Hi. I have the code po172. When I check the fuel pressure. Is a 63 psi all the time its the same pressure
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April 8, 2013.



DTC P0171: Fuel System Too Lean

DTC P0172: Fuel System Too Rich

NOTE: If some of the DTCs listed below are indicated at the same time as DTC P0171 and/or P0172, troubleshoot those DTCs first, then recheck for P0171 and/or P0172.

P0101, P0102, P0103: Mass air flow (MAF) sensor (2003-2004 SULEV, LX-P models and 2005-2006 models)
P0107, P0108, P1128, P1129: Manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor
P0133, P1172 (2005-2006 models), P1157, P2195, P2238, P2252, P2A00: Air fuel ratio (A/F) sensor (Sensor 1)
P0134, P0135: Air fuel ratio (A/F) sensor (Sensor 1) heater
P0137, P0138, P0139, P2270 (2005-2006 models), P2271 (2005-2006 models): Secondary HO2S (Sensor 2)
P0141: Secondary HO2S (Sensor 2) heater
P2646, P2647, P2648, P2649: VTEC system
P0401, P0404, P0406, P2413: Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system
P2279: Intake air leakage (2003-2004 except SULEV, LX-P models)
P0443, P0496: EVAP canister purge valve (2003-2004 SULEV, LX-P models and 2005-2006 models)

Check the fuel pressure.
Is the fuel pressure OK?

YES -
2003-2004 SULEV, LX-P models and 2005-2006 models: Go to step 2.
2003-2004 except SULEV, LX-P models: Check the engine valve clearances and adjust if necessary. If the valve clearances are OK, replace the injectors, then go to step 7.
NO -
If the pressure is too high, replace the fuel pressure regulator; SULEV model, Non-SULEV model, then go to step 7.
If the pressure is too low, check the fuel pump and the fuel feed line. Then go to step 7.
Check these parts for vacuum leaks: PCV valve
PCV hose
EVAP canister purge valve
Throttle body
Intake manifold
Brake booster hose
Are the parts OK?

YES - Go to step 3.

NO - Repair or replace parts with leaks, then go to step 7.

Start the engine. Hold the engine speed at 3,000 rpm without load (in Park or neutral) until the radiator fan comes on, then let it idle.
Check for these conditions: Engine coolant temperature above 176 degree F (80 degree C )
M/T in neutral (A/T in Park or neutral)
All electric load off
Monitor the ENG SPD in the DATA LIST with the HDS, and hold the engine speed at 4,500 rpm. Once the engine speed is met, hold the accelerator pedal steady for more than 10 seconds.
Did the engine speed vary more than 100 rpm from 4,500 rpm?

YES - Repeat step 5.

NO - Go to step 6.

While holding the engine speed at 4,500 rpm, check the MAF SENSOR in the DATA LIST with the HDS.
Is there about 14 - 20 gm/s?

YES - Check the engine valve clearances and adjust if necessary. If the valve clearances are OK, replace the injectors, then go to step 7.

NO - Replace the MAF sensor/IAT sensor, then go to step 7.

Turn the ignition switch ON (II).
Reset the ECM/PCM with the HDS.
Do the ECM/PCM idle learn procedure. See: Powertrain Management\Computers and Control Systems\Engine Control Module\Testing and Inspection\Programming and Relearning
Start the engine. Hold the engine speed at 3,000 rpm without load (in Park or neutral) until the radiator fan comes on, then let it idle.
Test-drive under these conditions: Engine coolant temperature above 176 degree F (80 degree C )
M/T in neutral (A/T in Park or neutral)
All electric loads off
NOTE: DTC P0171 and/or P0172 may take up to 80 minutes of test driving to set. Using the HDS, monitor the long term fuel trim (LT FUEL TRIM) or the air fuel feed back average (AF FB AVE). If the long term fuel trim/air fuel feed back average stays within 0.80 - 1.20, there is no problem at this time.

Check for Temporary DTCs or DTCs with the HDS.
Are any Temporary DTCs or DTCs indicated?

YES - If DTC P0171 or P0172 is indicated, go to step 1. If any other Temporary DTCs or DTCs are indicated, go to the indicated DTC's troubleshooting.

NO - Troubleshooting is complete.