P0171 CHEVROLET 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 CHEVROLET 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 CHEVROLET Tech NotesIf the P0171 is combined with the P0174 code, it's very likely that the problem is caused by an intake leak. If there are no intake leaks, the next step is to replace the air filter and clean the air flow meter. If the problem persists the front oxygen (O2) sensor may need to be replaced.
The P0171 code could also be caused may be caused by one or more of the following: debris on MAF sensor causing an incorrect reading, improper oil level, low or high fuel pressure or Engine Control Temperature (ECT) Sensor reading inaccurate.
There is a factory service bulletin for the following Chevrolet models:
2000 Chevrolet S-10
2000-2008 Chevrolet Camaro
2000-2008 Chevrolet Lumina
2000-2008 Chevrolet Cavalier
2000-2003 Chevrolet Impala
2000-2003 Chevrolet Malibu
2000-2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
2000-2003 Chevrolet Silverado
2000-2003 Chevrolet Suburban
2000-2003 Chevrolet Tahoe
2000-2003 Chevrolet Venture
2001-2008 Chevrolet Express
2002-2008 Chevrolet Astro
2000-2003 Chevrolet Avalanche
2000-2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer
2003-2008 Chevrolet Blazer
2003-2008 Chevrolet S-10
2003-2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT
2000-2008 Chevrolet Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P0171
2006 Trailblazer P0171
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Cost of diagnosing the P0171 CHEVROLET code
Labor: 1.0The cost of diagnosing the P0171 CHEVROLET 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 CHEVROLET 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 CHEVROLET Possible Symptoms
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
- Excessive Fuel Consumption
P0171 CHEVROLET MeaningThe Engine Control Module (ECM) controls the air/fuel metering system in order to provide the best possible combination of driveability, fuel economy, and emission control. Fuel delivery is controlled differently during Open Loop and Closed Loop. During Open Loop, the ECM determines fuel delivery based on sensor signals without heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) input. During Closed Loop, the ECM adds HO2S inputs to calculate the short and long term fuel trim (FT) adjustments. If the HO2S indicates a lean condition, the fuel trim values will be above 0 percent. If the HO2S indicates a rich condition, the FT values will be below 0 percent. The short term FT values change rapidly in response to the HO2S voltage signals. The long term FT makes coarse adjustments in order to maintain an air/fuel ratio of 14.7:1.
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