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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-29-06, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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My 2001 windstar engine code is showing banks 1 + 2 are running lean. I have changed the fuel filter and spark plugs. The check engine light comes on about 2 days after I reset it. Is ther another sensor or is the main computer having issues? Help
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-07-10, 10:48 AM
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Re: 2001 windstar

If the codes are PO171 and PO174 there is a TSB on this and you have to replace some bolts in the plenum and possibly the left [front] valve cover. There are a lot of postings on this extremely common Windstar problem. I found the TSB info on Alldatadiy. I did it and the lean conditions came back. Then I discovered a cracked flex hose on the exhaust side allowing oxygen to enter the exhaust, fooling the O2 sensor into thinking "lean". Fixed the flex hose and error code never came back....
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