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Old 11-06-2012
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The dreaded CEL

Soooo...I gave my friend a jump the other day. It took about 3 tries to get his car up and going. When I got in my truck my CEL was on. Since I have a Scan Gauge I checked the codes and it said there were 6 codes. A P0171, P0174, and P0000. I cleared the codes and continued about my day. The next day the light comes back on. Checked the codes, same thing. Cleared them again after finding out it's nothing major....so I thought. I just cleared them for the 3rd time and disconnected the battery for 20 minutes(killing 20 minutes by typing this). What's my problem, and what's my solution? Thanks in advance guys.
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p0171 and p0174 could be

1. oxygen sensor defective
2. ignition misfire - repair
3. fuel injector problem
4. vacuum leak
5. Clean your MAF.


p0000 is nothing
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Old 11-07-2012
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I'm kinda leaning towards the MAF. I started it up about 15 minutes ago and for the 2nd day in a row now it did a surging idle for about 10 seconds. It'd sit at ~1200rpm(cold, high idle), then drop down to about ~600rpm, then back up, then back down.
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could it be that rubber elbow on the passenger side?
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could it be that rubber elbow on the passenger side?
bingo. bet your mpg's are down too. the 171 174 codes will be lean on bank 1 lean on bank 2. its causing unmetered air into the intake causing the lean codes.
willing to be the underside of the elbow is torn. i got a replacement at autozone for 6 bucks.
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