• Tiny
  • bamnino1
  • 2001 Ford Windstar

Engine Mechanical problem
2001 Ford Windstar 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

i had a diag. Test done on the car I have the codes 171,174,302,304 is this spark plugs, wires, and roader and cap?

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 AT 5:40 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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Codes 171 and 174 deal with a lean air fuel mixture. 171 = lean bank 1 / 174 = lean bank 2. Just remember that a lean condition will occur when air gets into the intake that the PCM does not know about. This can happen when the MAF does not report accurate information or there are vacuum leaks or even the O2 sensors are reporting incorrect information. A lean condition can also be the result of low fuel pressure. Have you performed all of the regular maintenance items first? (Ie fuel filter). Also, have you checked fuel pressure?

The 302 and 304 deal with a ignition misfire. This is most likely as a result of the other problem.

I can't say that a tune up will fix this. I do recommend checking fuel pressure and carefully check for vacuum line leaks.

Let me know what you find.


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