I bought the car not knowing it had code problems because the seller had pulled the battery cable right before i showed up to view the car. By the time i got home the "light" was on and i was on the phone. Of course the seller claimed the light was never on before . Some people right?
Anyway,the previous engine quit on me about a week later. I looked around and found a used motor that was running good before it was in a accident and the body was totaled. So i bought it and installed it with high hopes that the codes would leave when the old engine left. Wrong !
The only thing i have not checked is the fuel pump pressure because i have not bought a adapter yet.
I was wondering if it might be possible that the code cannot be erased by a regular scanner and i might have to take it to a dealer ? I know that sounds crazy but i have ran out of ideas.
It runs fine until it warms up then the idle goes low and it starts using too much gas. The only new part i have bought was a 02 sensor,everything else i have bench tested.
If anybody has any ideas i would really like to hear them. I have about 8 days until i have to either get it smogged and finish getting it registered or put it on non-op until i get it figured out.It will not pass smog with the C.E.L. on.
There are are two other code's that wont clear also which are c0215 and c0210 . Right and left rear speed sensors. I am not really worried about these as much as i am as the p0171. The fact is i have a feeling that the previous motor was damaged because the owner drove it too long with the p0171 code. Running a engine when it has a lean condition is very bad on a motor.
I will go for now. Thanking you in advance for any help you may offer.