System too lean bank 1
Is this a flex fuel vehicle? If so, replace the lower intake manifold gaskets. Here's the tsb, and even though you don't have a misfire code, the lean code is either an unmetered air leak, or weak fuel pump, but if the pump was the reason you should get a lean code on both banks. You can try spraying throttle body cleaner at the suspected area between the intake and the head and if the idle changes, there is a leak.
Flexible Fuel (RPO L59) Rough Idle, Misfire, MIL DTC P0300 (Install Intake Manifold Gaskets With Teal Green Gasket Material) TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN Reference Number(s): 05-06-04-029A, Date of Issue: June 24, 2005 Related Ref Number(s): 05-06-04-029A ARTICLE BEGINNING SERVICE INFORMATION CONDITION Some customers may comment that the vehicle may have a rough idle, misfires and/or a MIL illuminated with a stored DTC P0300. CAUSE The L59 engine is calibrated for ethanol fuel (E85). Due to the low volatility of ethanol, the PCM provides higher fuel flow through the injector, which may pool on the upper manifold to head gasket material. Over time (usually 12 months and longer), the gasket material may degrade resulting in an unmetered air leak. CORRECTION Replace the upper intake manifold gaskets with the teal green gasket material, P/N 89017589. Press Ctrl+F to find exact text Affected Model(s): 2002-2004 Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe; 2002-2004 GMC Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL; with 5.3L Engine and Flexible Fuel (VIN Z - RPO L59); This bulletin may apply to the following engines using regular fuel: 4.8L, 5.3L, 6.0L (VINs V, T, P, U, N - RPOs LR4, LM7, LM4, LQ4, LQ9). Supercedes: This bulletin is being revised to add additional diagnostic information. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 05-06-04-029 (Section 06 - Engine/Propulsion System). IMPORTANT: Always begin your diagnosis with the Diagnostic System Check - Engine Controls (SI Document ID #1289827) for any MIL or driveability concern. The Diagnostic System Check directs you to the next logical step in your diagnosis. Follow the instructions in this bulletin should the rough idle, misfire, or DTC P0300 diagnostic procedure point to an air leak in the intake manifold gasket. Following the published diagnostic procedures will improve diagnostic accuracy and support our fix it right the first time approach. IMPORTANT: Do not replace the upper intake manifold gaskets with the original orange gasket material, P/N 17113557. Inspect Intake Manifold to Cylinder head Deck for Warpage Fig. 1: Intake Manifold Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP. 1. Locate a straight edge across the intake manifold cylinder head deck surface. Position the straight edge across two runner port openings. 2. Insert a feeler gauge between the intake manifold and the straight edge. An intake manifold with warpage in excess of 3 mm (0.118 in) over a 200 mm (7.87 in) area is warped and should be replaced. Do not replace intake manifolds with warpage that measures less than 3 mm (0.118 in) over a 200 mm (7.87 in). PARTS INFORMATION Parts Information WARRANTY INFORMATION For vehicles repaired under warranty, use: Warranty Information Part Number Description 89017589 Gaskets, Upper Intake Manifold (Teal Green) Labor Operation Description Labor Time J 0251 Gasket, Intake Manifold - Replace Use Published Labor Operation Time
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