CEL P0171 - System Too Lean (Bank 1)
Posted 15 May 2012 - 07:00 AM
A single CEL code: P0171
Car still runs fine & has lots of power.
So here is my plan of action:
- change the air filter (way overdue)
- clean the MAF (using non-chlorinated electronics cleaner)
- likely be no change – so next replace the leaking exhaust donut.
- if still no change - replace the O2 sensor?
- any other ideas?
I’m taking the car to the west coast again in a month or two & I want to be sure I makes it back. lol
Posted 15 May 2012 - 01:40 PM
Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:32 AM
when was the last time you changed your air filter
I changed it yesterday, but yah it had been nearly 90, 000KM. lol
I have put about 140KM on it since reset & the CEL has not returned.
it could be an exhaust leak..... with that many miles chances are it's time to change the o2 sensor.
I replaced the exhaust donut on borth of the 1ZZ's I owned previously. Hard shifts, clutch drops & engine braking causes the engine to move quite a bit; this flattens out the donut between the exhaust manifold and the exhaust pipe. Then they leak. After I clean the MAF, it will be the next thing I do.
Posted 18 May 2012 - 12:57 AM
X2 This! Don't waste money or time on the MAF or O2.
Manifold gasket. Or vaccum lines could be dissconnected or punctured..
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:18 AM
Posted 30 May 2012 - 06:35 AM
Posted 14 June 2012 - 03:00 PM
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