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My Car Is Running Too Lean, How Do I Fix It?


MY SEVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT IS ON AND HAS BEEN ON 4-EVER, I CHECKED THE CODES OUT ON THIS SIGHT AND IT SAYS THAT MY CAR IS TOO LEAN HOW DO I FIX THAT!! I HAVE TO GET THE EMISSIONS DONE QUICK SO I CAN PUT ON MY NEW EHAUST FROM HEADERS BACK!! YEAH!! !! 40 SERIES TOO!!
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Old November 17th, 2006, 08:45 PM   #2
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I doubt your car's actually running lean, most likely you have a bad oxygen sensor. What's the code your getting? It'll tell you which 02 sensor is tripping the light. 99% chance it's a bad 02. PS - turn off the caps : )
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Perhaps you will be lucky and have it be an O2 sensor. Maybe a plugged fuel flter. TPS. Pressure regulator. Good luck and be sure to let us know what the problem when you get it resolved and hopefully soon.
By the way a lean mix is better for inspection than a rich running motor. mark
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THE EMISSIONS STATION INSPECT. GAVE ME THESE CODES: P0136 (O2 SENSOR) , P0156 (O2 AGAIN), P1131, P1150, AND P1151. I LOOKED THEM UP ON THIS SITE AND IT SAID IT WAS TOO LEAN.
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Originally Posted by SPEEDRACERCHICK02'92'
THE EMISSIONS STATION INSPECT. GAVE ME THESE CODES: P0136 (O2 SENSOR) , P0156 (O2 AGAIN), P1131, P1150, AND P1151. I LOOKED THEM UP ON THIS SITE AND IT SAID IT WAS TOO LEAN.
My Haynes manual does mot have any codes like the last 3 you gave. They all start with a PO and then 3 digits, so that P1131 might be PO131?. All seem to be O2 sensor codes. Can you confirm the last 3 code numbers and where are they on this site, under what heading? Thanks, mark
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Change out your 02 sensors...
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I'm getting the bad O2 sensor codes as well. What sucks is that I bought them brand new along with the extension harnesses. You would think that brand new sensors would work just fine, but obviously mine don't.
Get this. So I found this website where I can type in the part I am looking for and it will send an email to a whole network of junkyards and such looking for the parts. I figure, hey, if I get them off another 2000 model then I am sure they will work. So I get a couple responses. They all want MORE for the used ones than what I paid for the brand new ones! What's up with that?
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Old December 1st, 2006, 11:06 PM   #8
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I HAVE'NT MESSED WITH MY CAR LATELY, BEEN TOO BUSY WORKING TO PAY FOR MY ADDICTION TO RACING AND OTHER THINGS!! THANX YOU ALL FOR THE FEEDBACK!! I JUST GOT MOST OF MY EXHAUST FOR IT NOW IM WAITING ON THE H-PIPE. MY HUSBAND GOT IT ALL FOR ME OFF E-BAY FOR REAL CHEAP, I CANT WAIT TO PUT IT ON MY SHITBOX!! HE ALSO GOT ME THE ELIMINATORS TOO, WILL IT PASS EMISSIONS IF I PUT ALL THE EXHAUST ON WITH THE ELIMINATORS? IS LONG TUBE CERAMIC COATED HEADERS, H-PIPE, AND 40 SERIES FLOW MASTERS AND TIPS, ALL 2 1/2 IN. I USED TO WORK @ THE EMISSIONS STATION, BUT NEVER HAD ANYONE COME IN WITH THAT SETUP THATS Y I WAS WONDERING. THANX AGAIN GUYS!! I ALSO HAVE A MYSPACE ACCT. TOO ITS UNDER "MRS.REED" IF I'M NOT ON HERE. BUT IT DOES'NT HAVE MY PICS OF MY 92' SHITBOX ONLY MY 02' .
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From what I understand, LT's will not pass emmissions testing. Now, whether that is with the sniffer or a visual inspection, I don't know. All the MIL's do is trick the car's computer into thinking there are still catalytic converters installed, so that won't affect the outcome of an emmission's testing in any way.
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Originally Posted by SPEEDRACERCHICK02'92'
THE EMISSIONS STATION INSPECT. GAVE ME THESE CODES: P0136 (O2 SENSOR) , P0156 (O2 AGAIN), P1131, P1150, AND P1151. I LOOKED THEM UP ON THIS SITE AND IT SAID IT WAS TOO LEAN.
P1131 Lack of Upstream Heated Oxygen Sensor Switch - Sensor Indicates Lean - Bank No. 1
P1150 Lack of Upstream Heated Oxygen Sensor Switch - Adaptive Fuel Limit - Bank No. 2
A code P1151 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
Electrical:

* Short to VPWR in the harness or HO2S
* Water in the harness connector
* Open/shorted HO2S circuit
* Corrosion or poor mating terminals and wiring
* Damaged HO2S
* Damaged PCM

Fuel System:

* Excessive fuel pressure
Leaking/contaminated fuel injectors
Leaking fuel pressure regulator
Low fuel pressure or running out of fuel
Vapor recovery system

Induction System:

* Air leaks after the MAF
* Vacuum Leaks

PCV system:

* Improperly seated engine oil dipstick

EGR System:

* Leaking gasket
* Stuck EGR valve
* Leaking diaphragm or EVR

Base Engine:

* Oil overfill
* Cam Timing
* Cylinder compression
* Exhaust leaks before or near the HO2S(s)
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look my caps lock is off :lala
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