2003 Chevy Silverado

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Heater problem
2003 Chevy Silverado V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 130000 miles

my truck keeps giving the code 0171-0174 I have replaced the o2 sensor and the maf sensor cleaned the injectors and tried to find a vacum leak by spaying carb cleaner around the intake maifold still no luck the truck seems to idle bad in the morning but it does act up even when its warm have any ideas

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Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 AT 10:36 PM

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Check the intake again, sometimes finding a vacuum leak on these are hard to find. Follow this info carefully, 99 through 05 GEN III truck engines may experience any of the following:

A cold rough idle that diminishes as the engine warms up.
Possible DTCS P0171, P0174, or P0300.
Random misfires at idle.
The intake gasket seals may be leaking around the intake ports, causing a lean condition. The intake gasket seals may leak around the bottom side of the port, making it a challenge to detect the vacuum leak. The technician may also notice lower than normal MAF readings if the intake seals are leaking.

If leaking intake gasket seals are found, replace the intake gaskets. During the repair be sure to use the current GMSPO part number for replacement intake gaskets. The current GMSPO part number for intake gaskets will have a teal green intake gasket seal. The old version of the intake gaskets were orange in color. Use only the teal green colored gaskets for a repair.
The intake plenum should also be checked for excessive warpage that may cause an uneven clamping pressure of the seal. If the plenum is found to be warped it will need to be replaced. Service Information states, "An intake manifold with warpage in excess of 3 mm (0.118 in) over a 200 mm (7.87 in) area should be replaced". Intake warpage is measured at the gasket sealing surfaces, and should be measured within a 200 mm (7.87 in) area. This measurement is across only two of the intake runner port openings. Measurements taken across the entire distance of all four intake runner ports will lead to unnecessary manifold replacements.
Post back with what you find.

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