I bought a used car (first mistake) from a friend of a friend (second mistake) and trusted him when he said there was nothing wrong with it (third mistake). I had it for 6 weeks when it started jerking and smoking. A coworker said the smoke was coming from the catalytic converter. Drove it home and it has sat for months. I want to get it running again but dont know what to do. I ran the codes on it and I get PO171 which in the Haynes Repair Manual says "System Adaptive fuel too lean (bank 1). When running the engine is rough and there is a "tick tick tick" sound. My husband thought that it spun a rod and he doesnt want to deal with it right now. But I do. IF I can point him in the right direction I might get my car back. Please help. Thanks Debbie
have the same problem?
Sunday, January 7th, 2007 AT 6:03 PM