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Apr 17, 5:41pm - #157649 
HELP ASAP...

i was just merging onto highway when my check engine sign came up... i wasnt over rev. or anything... right when i shifted from 5th to 6th. Anyone know what this might be? The only problem i can think of is that i havent changed oil for about 5.5k miles now... i changed the oil, then after 3k they added up...but i havent done complete oil change for about 5.5k now... could this be the problem? How do i get rid of this sign?..

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Apr 17, 5:44pm - #157650 
Go to autozone and have them read the codes!

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Apr 17, 5:46pm - #157651 
Originally Posted by PnOyGtS
Go to autozone and have them read the codes!
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Apr 17, 6:03pm - #157652 
Originally Posted by PnOyGtS
Go to autozone and have them read the codes!


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Apr 17, 6:12pm - #157653 
Originally Posted by grcelica
Originally Posted by PnOyGtS
Go to autozone and have them read the codes!


thumbsup It's free and stuff

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Apr 17, 6:54pm - #157654 
Originally Posted by grcelica
Originally Posted by PnOyGtS
Go to autozone and have them read the codes!


thumbsup It's free

Yep, even though a lot of people look down on this place, it does have some cool things like reading your codes.

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Apr 18, 11:37am - #157655 
alright, took it to autozone today...they read "system too lean". none of them were sure what that means so they said that my system isnt getting enough fuel... gave me some fuel addups... i filled the tank, will see what happens...if it continues, what else can i do?

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Apr 18, 11:44am - #157656 
what was the code? P0171? P0174?

"system too lean"


its probably one of your sensors, my guess is the MAF, take out your MAFS and clean it like it says in the install guids and reset your ECU...

it could be a lot of things, what was the code?

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Apr 18, 11:53am - #157657 
i think it was 0171...

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Apr 18, 11:59am - #157658 
btw, maf sensor would be the one that i have in CAI, right? that used to be on a stock air box...?

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Apr 18, 12:00pm - #157659 
how do i reset my ECU?

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Apr 18, 12:01pm - #157660 
you cudd ask the dealer

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Apr 18, 12:01pm - #157661 
ya...


i didnt know you have a CAI, now i'm 99% sure thats what it is.

just clean it with throttle body and carburator cleaner and reset the ECU and you'll be fine.


reset ECU by unplugging the negative terminal on the batery for like 15 mins.

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Apr 18, 12:07pm - #157662 
Originally Posted by spaztikid
ya...


i didnt know you have a CAI, now i'm 99% sure thats what it is.

just clean it with throttle body and carburator cleaner and reset the ECU and you'll be fine.


reset ECU by unplugging the negative terminal on the batery for like 15 mins.


Hey thanks dude...do i use carburator cleaner for this part on the picture? how exactly do i do that? just spray on it or wipe it with something? thanks.

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Apr 18, 12:52pm - #157663 
Originally Posted by Sparty
Originally Posted by spaztikid
ya...


i didnt know you have a CAI, now i'm 99% sure thats what it is.

just clean it with throttle body and carburator cleaner and reset the ECU and you'll be fine.


reset ECU by unplugging the negative terminal on the batery for like 15 mins.


Hey thanks dude...do i use carburator cleaner for this part on the picture? how exactly do i do that? just spray on it or wipe it with something? thanks.


use a q tip, but thats not the MAFS, the MAFS is in the tube, it looks like floss and is very delicate, the thing circled in the pic is an Intake air sensor (IAT).

clean the IAT and MAFS and you should be fine.

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Apr 18, 1:01pm - #157664 
why does it not show maf sensor in the install section? all it shows is that i have to clean that area circled plus connectors... and thats it ... thanks

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Apr 18, 1:05pm - #157665 
its a cotton swab...

and i dunno why it doesnt show it.

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Apr 18, 1:07pm - #157666 
lol..i just looked it up grin cotton swab...damn, shouldve known that..sorry...english - my third langauge. alright, im gonna go check that MAF sensor...

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Apr 18, 1:10pm - #157667 
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Apr 18, 1:35pm - #157668 
OOOHHH WOW! Its gone grin damn, that was soo easy... thanks everyone...special thanks to Spaztikid...
damn autozone grin wanted me to buy a whole bunch of filters... damn damn damn this forum is great grin lol, im so happy...

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