LEAN CODE P0171/P0174

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MYSWEETX5
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  • 2001 BMW X5
  • V8
  • AWD
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  • 112,086 MILES


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Everyone knows that there's alot to check with when it comes to these two lean codes: (P0171/P0174). But some vehicle may have very specific location as usual for this particular issue. And I wonder if anyone ever experienced this lean problem on the same car mentioned above, how do they resolved it. And how do I test the air mass sensor to see if it's working properly after cleaning it.
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Thursday, August 26th, 2010 AT 1:05 PM

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DR. HAGERTY
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Hello,

When you have a lean code 9 times out of 10 it is the MAF sensor. Here are two guides and a video on how to change the MAF and other things to heck for the lean condition.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/repair-lean-mixture-codes-p0171-or-p0174-on-some-manufacturers

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https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-mass-air-flow-sensor-maf

Cleaning the MAF doesn't really work when the sensor is to far gone.
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Thursday, August 26th, 2010 AT 7:11 PM
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JERRYGEARLD
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Thanks for this post I got a new MAF sensor for $97.00 and the problem is gone! I love this site.
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 7:14 PM
Tiny
MYSWEETX5
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When I scanned my the vehicle with my computer, those code appear p0171/p0174 lean codes but when I checked further, the computer mentioned: (heater catalyst not ready, (egr valve not supported) (a/c refrigeration not supported)

what is that mean because I have 4 new 02 sensors.
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 7:14 PM (Merged)
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RASMATAZ
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Lean fuel condition could be caused by one of the following below:

1. Vacuum leaks
2. EGR and PCV valve.
3. Low fuel pressure.
4. Dirty fuel injectors.
5. Mass Air Flow Sensor.
6. Oxygen Sensor.
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 7:14 PM (Merged)

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