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P0171 Ford

Author: fordobdcodes/Categories: Ford OBD-II Codes/Time: 2013-11-10 09:28
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Ford P0171 OBD-II Trouble Code Definition:

P0171 Fuel Trim System Lean Bank 1

P0171 Ford OBD-II Trouble CodeDescription:

OBD Trouble Code P0171
System Too Lean
What does the code mean? OBD-ii Code P0171 definition:
Basically this means that an oxygen sensor in bank 1 detected a lean condition (too much oxygen in the exhaust). On V6/V8/V10 engines, Bank 1 is the side of the engine that has cylinder #1. Note: This DTC is very similar to P0174, and in fact your vehicle may show both codes at the same time.
Symptoms Sumptoms of OBD code P0171
You will more than likely not notice any drivability problems, although there may be symptoms such as a lack of power, detonation (spark knock), and/or a hesitation/surge on acceleration.
Causes Causes of the OBD-II code P0171
A code P0171 may mean that one or more of the following has happened: ?The MAF (Mass Air Flow) Sensor is dirty or faulty. Note: The use of “oiled” air filters may cause the MAF to become dirty if the filter is over-oiled. There is also an issue with some vehicles where the MAF sensors leak the silicone potting material used to protect the circuitry. ?There could be a vacuum leak downstream of the MAF sensor.
Solutions Solutions include: ?In the vast majority of cases, simply cleaning the MAF sensor does the trick. Consult your service manual for it’s location if you need help. I find it’s best to take it off and spray it with electronics cleaner or brake cleaner. Make sure you are careful not to damage the MAF sensor, and make sure it’s dry before reinstalling ?Inspect all vacuum and PCV hoses, replace if necessary ?Check for a dirty fuel filter and proper fuel pressure

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