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P0171 1999 FORD WINDSTAR

P0171 1999 FORD WINDSTAR - Fuel Injection System Too Lean Bank 1

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What does this mean?

P0171 1999 FORD WINDSTAR Possible Causes

  • Intake air leaks
  • Faulty front heated oxygen sensor
  • Ignition misfiring
  • Faulty fuel injectors
  • Exhaust gas leaks
  • Incorrect fuel pressure
  • Lack of fuel
  • Faulty Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor
  • Incorrect Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) hose connection

First diagnose P0171 1999 FORD WINDSTAR code

    Check the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded terminals.

P0171 1999 FORD WINDSTAR Tech Notes

The P0171 is a very common code for the 1999 Ford Windstar, the Intake Plenum Gasket ans seals needs to be replaced. Here a link to a web site with information how to repair:

1999-2003 Fords Windstar Code P0171

Cost of diagnosing the P0171 1999 FORD WINDSTAR code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the P0171 1999 FORD WINDSTAR code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

When is the P0171 1999 FORD WINDSTAR code detected?

- Fuel injection system does not operate properly.
- The amount of mixture ratio compensation is too small. (The mixture ratio is too lean.)

P0171 1999 FORD WINDSTAR Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Excessive Fuel Consumption

P0171 1999 FORD WINDSTAR Meaning

With the Air/Fuel Mixture Ratio Self-Learning Control, the actual mixture ratio can be brought closely to the theoretical mixture ratio based on the mixture ratio feedback signal from the heated oxygen sensors 1. The Engine Control Module (ECM) calculates the necessary compensation to correct the offset between the actual and the theoretical ratios.

In case the amount of the compensation value is extremely large (The actual mixture ratio is too lean.), the ECM judges the condition as the fuel injection system malfunction and light up the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) (2 trip detection logic).

OBDII Code P0171 1999 FORD WINDSTAR - Fuel Injection System Too Lean Bank 1 - Engine-Codes.com

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