Mileage and Check engine light

Tiny
CJCJ8
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  • 1990 BUICK CENTURY
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 80,778 MILES
1990 buick century custom (130,000km) 6cyl. I get an intermittent check engine light stays on for a minute or so for about 5min total on an avg 1hr drive which results in code 44 lean exhaust, what should I be checking? This has been on and off for last yr. In the last 2months or so my mileage has dropped 2-3mpg. Any help would be appreciated.
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Monday, November 15th, 2010 AT 11:40 PM

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Tiny
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Check for a vacuum leak, like maybe a hose off or punctured Also check for a blocked fuel filter as it might not be getting the right amount of fuel and check the air duct going to the throttle plate for holes or cracks. Also some of the pcv valve connections have plastic on top of the throttle plate and it cracks there and needs replacing.
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Monday, November 15th, 2010 AT 11:52 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the quick response! I'll check them things out.
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Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 AT 1:56 AM

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