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ladywithafan
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Reged: 10/25/05
Posts: 9
engine running too lean?
#1311917 - 09/04/06 01:59 AM

Hi everyone

I took my car to the mechanic to have the CEL code ran, and he said that my engine ran too lean. He had the carbon cleaner put in the car, and it was fine. But I was on my way home and alas, it came back on. He suggested I put in fuel injector cleaner. does anybody have any suggestions on what type i should put in? I put in Lucas cleaner, but it still stayed on. Any help is appreciated. Thank you

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98 Ford Contour GL
4 cyl Zetec Engine
Manual Transmission


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Tony2005
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Reged: 06/19/05
Posts: 5345
Loc: Virginia, USA
Re: engine running too lean? new
#1311924 (Re: ladywithafan) 09/04/06 02:05 AM

The usual suggestion for Check Engine Light is to take it to Autozone or Advance Auto and get the code(s) read free. Then post the exact code(s). There are many reasons for lean conditions based on different lean codes.

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ladywithafan
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Reged: 10/25/05
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Re: engine running too lean? new
#1311928 (Re: Tony2005) 09/04/06 02:13 AM

Ok,

I will take it in tomorrow- i had the codes ran at the mechanic and he didnt really state what the cause was. Thank you Tony for the quick reply

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98 Ford Contour GL
4 cyl Zetec Engine
Manual Transmission


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projectSHO89
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Reged: 09/19/02
Posts: 1788
Loc: St. Louis, MO
Re: engine running too lean? new
#1311991 (Re: ladywithafan) 09/04/06 03:52 AM

Most "lean" codes are due to a vacuum leak. Any decent mechanic should know this.

Steve

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98 Contour SE Sport 2.5 Duratec ATX The wifey's car
89 Taurus SHO - 246K miles
94 SHO ATX - 190K
1997 F-150 5.4L ATX - The Workhorse 150K.


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