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Old 10-28-2003, 11:16 AM
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CE light 95' C280

Check engine light came on code P0170. After searching through many previous posts I am still baffled due to these reasons: 1) I replaced my MAS, spark plugs, OVP, and wiring harness about 15K miles ago. 2) I cleaned out my filter and checked the intake hose 3) A local mechanic used his diag. machine and tells me he thinks it is the throttle actuator because of some voltage values that are too high (3.9v vs. .4v) and the values are not reversing?
So I ask if there are any ideas and what the likelyhood is that the MAS is bad again?
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Old 10-28-2003, 05:34 PM
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Thats a fuel trim code from DM. The most common problem for that is a a/f meter but, I've seens 02 sensors and egr valves cause that code as well. In actual valves what is the idle reading? It should be in 18 zone and jump into the low to mid 300's at the rev limiter. The o2 is a easy check, whicle looking at o2 actual valves either run the air pump activation or jump the pump while holding the backflow valve open, the o2 should get below 40 mv in 60 seconds or less and hold that, if it falls but wont make it under 40, time for a o2. (however, this is normally accompanied by a secondary air injection code.)

You also might have a bad fuel pressure regulator. Find out where the adaptation is and if its lean limit or rich limit, MAS's tend to be rich limit and regulators tend to be lean limit.

I've not seen a EA cause a 0170.

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