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Hello, I have an OBD code p0171 (left bank lean) that keeps coming back. my truck has a 2.3L & manual trans. I removed the MAF and cleaned it and checked for vaccuum leaks and found none. any thoughts? also the wipers seem to have a mind of their own, they will go on intermittently just driving down the road. any help would be appreciated
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Lean condition can be O2 sensor. Unplug the sensor and plug it back in and see if that helps. Parts stores have replacement sensors. Has your gas mileage dropped?
 

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A lean code is usually not an O2 sensor problem. It is usually a vacuum or intake gasket leak. Check your baro reading in hertz for your elevation.
 

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fuel milage is great, a steady 22 mpg. I found no vacuum leaks but I will double check.
 

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wipers are coming on due to a faulty multifunction switch, as for the lean code monitor the short and long term fuel trims, they shoud be close to 0% if the srt ft is off bring the engine up to 2000 rpm and see if it drops if it does it is probably a vacuum leak if not it is maf, ff, or possible electrical failure
 

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pius55 thanks for the info on the wipers. I dont have any way to take those readings. I only have a cheepo code reader, I think I will start with the fuel filter and go from there.
 
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