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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi. I pulled the diagnostic codes from the car after the check engine
light had been showing up and the code it was producing was 71, which
is supposed to be an EGR system malfunction. I was wondering if anyone
can tell me what I should do after this. I know someone who can repair
cars, but I think I'd have to tell him more specifically what is wrong.

Thanks.
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
On 31 Dec 2005 14:41:45 -0800, "Eli Luong" <[email protected]> wrote:

>Hi. I pulled the diagnostic codes from the car after the check engine
>light had been showing up and the code it was producing was 71, which
>is supposed to be an EGR system malfunction. I was wondering if anyone
>can tell me what I should do after this. I know someone who can repair
>cars, but I think I'd have to tell him more specifically what is wrong.
>
>Thanks.



What is the code you are getting? is this it?

DTC P0171

If so, you may be able to fix this quite well yourself.

Fish
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Furthermore,

Here is my suggestion to you. Clean your MAF sensor. At least 2
things are very likely to happen. 1] your car will run smoother. 2]
chances are the check engine light will go off, and remain off.

How many miles are on your vehicle?

I used this method when i got code p0171 and the check engine light
has remained off. i can not tell if they gave you the wrong code for
'71', i never heard of that one, but i dont have much experience with
these.

This is the DIY i used to guide me through the process. its easy.
http://www.lexusownersclub.co.uk/knowledge/index.php?page=index_v2&id=152&c=11

Fish


>What is the code you are getting? is this it?
>
>DTC P0171
>
>If so, you may be able to fix this quite well yourself.
>
>Fish
>
>
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
This is a 1992 Lexus, so they still use the older type of diagnostic system.
The newer models use the type of codes you presented. Vehicle is currently
runninig at around 130,000 miles. What is the MAF sensor - I'll take a look
at the link you gave, too. Thanks.

"fish" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Furthermore,
>
> Here is my suggestion to you. Clean your MAF sensor. At least 2
> things are very likely to happen. 1] your car will run smoother. 2]
> chances are the check engine light will go off, and remain off.
>
> How many miles are on your vehicle?
>
> I used this method when i got code p0171 and the check engine light
> has remained off. i can not tell if they gave you the wrong code for
> '71', i never heard of that one, but i dont have much experience with
> these.
>
> This is the DIY i used to guide me through the process. its easy.
> http://www.lexusownersclub.co.uk/knowledge/index.php?page=index_v2&id=152&c=11
>
> Fish
>
>
>>What is the code you are getting? is this it?
>>
>>DTC P0171
>>
>>If so, you may be able to fix this quite well yourself.
>>
>>Fish
>>
>>

>
 
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