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#1 elopomorph

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:37 PM

I have a 2004 Corrolla sport and the check enguine light came on and the code is P0171.  I have been reading the old post and I have some questions about the check enguine code of P0171.  It looks like my first step should be to clean the MAF sensor.  Why not just buy a new one?  Are they expensive? 

 

Then I think the next thing to check is the intake manifold gasket but that seems a bit complicated for me. 

 

Any other advice on what I should check.  I would appreciate any easy things I can check. 

 

Also, the guy at the auto parts store told me I should replace the oxygen sensor.  Yet, I didn't see any posts on changing the oxygen sensor to fix the check enguine light.  

 

Any information would be greatly appreciated.   


#2 dom

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:18 AM

If you still have the original intake manifold gasket, it most likely is leaking and causing your P0171 code. Replace with Toyota's revised orange silicone gasket # 17171-22060 (Victor Reinz # MS19590).

 

http://www.rockauto....parttype,5424,a

 

MAF/IAT sensor is easily cleaned. It is expensive and there should be no need to replace it.

 

What mileage are you at, and what maintenance has been done?


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#3 elopomorph

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:03 PM

Thanks Dom!!!  I will clean the MAF sensor with some carb cleaner.  Any recommendations on what carb cleaner to use or does it not matter? 

 

I need to build up some confidence to repace the manifold gasket.  It looks like I have to take apart pieces of the enguine to pull this off, right? 

 

To answer your question, I have 130,000 miles.  At 100,000 miles I replaced the spark plugs, transmissin fluid, and coolant.  I change the enguine air filter every year and oil every 5,000 miles.    


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:30 PM

Any carb cleaner works. Brake cleaner is also the same stuff, as I use.

 

No engine parts to remove. Just remove throttle body without disconnecting its coolant lines, and remove the intake manifold... This should help:

 

http://www.toyotanat...ement-pics.html


#5 elopomorph

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:39 PM

I ordered the gasket. I am going to give it a try.  Thanks!