CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CODE PO171

Tiny
MAILIBU1955
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  • 2007 CHEVROLET COBALT
  • 2.2L
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 29,000 MILES
What is the most likely the cause for a lean condition? Car operates nicely. Gas mileage has dropped since light came on. Was about thirty eight mpg on the highway. Now it is about twenty eight mpg. Thanks in advance for your help.

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Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 AT 5:35 PM

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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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The most likely cause of a lean condition is "too much air", normally a vacuum leak.

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Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 AT 7:11 PM
Tiny
MAILIBU1955
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There is not much for vacuum lines on this engine. I have made a visual check and I can see nothing that would cause code P0171. Do you know of a particular area to look? I do not believe it is to complicated or serious. It is just to know where the most likely leak is. I need the light out for sate inspection, plus my lost gas mileage. Thanks
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Thursday, November 17th, 2016 AT 3:14 PM
Tiny
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Check fuel pressure with a gauge may be low autoparts rent it. See link.
https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-fuel-system-pressure-and-regulator
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Thursday, November 17th, 2016 AT 4:12 PM

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