MIL CODE P0171

  • Tiny
  • car tom
  • Dodge Neon

Hi;
I own a 1997 Dodge Neon 2.0 SOhc with an automatic with over 128.000 miles. Recently I am getting a p0171 lean system bank 1 code on weekly basis, iam besides myself trying to figure this one out, Iam not getting any other codes. Does anyone have any idea what the cure to problem is?

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Tom

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Saturday, November 10th, 2007 AT 12:08 AM

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  • rasmataz
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A lean fuel condition can be caused by:

* Low fuel pressure due to a weak pump or leaky fuel pressure regulator. (Use a fuel pressure gauge to check fuel pressure at idle)

* Dirty fuel injectors. (Try cleaning the injectors)

* Vacuum leaks at the intake manifold, vacuum hose connections or throttle body. (Use a vacuum gauge to check for low intake vacuum)

* Leaky EGR valve. (Check operation of EGR valve)

* Leaky PCV Valve or hose. (Check valve and hose connections)

* Dirty or defective Mass Airflow Sensor (MAF). (Try cleaning the MAF sensor wires or filament with aerosol electronics cleaner. Do NOT use anything else to clean the sensor, and do not touch the sensor wires

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Saturday, November 10th, 2007 AT 10:34 AM

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