Problem Description and Possible Solution
Occasionally, the mass air flow sensor can go lean and set a code P0170 for fuel system lean. This in not an oxygen sensor problem. If there are no vacuum leaks, the mass air flow sensor may need to be replaced. Our technicians remind us to use a factory part because the aftermarket rebuilds are very inconsistent.
Average mileage: 173,000 (110,000–235,000)
9 people reported this problem
This is a common problem that is always misdiagnosed due to codes telling mechanics that it is a bad O2 sensor. The problem is a bad TPS Throttle Position Sensor that has sections that do not send the correct signals to the computer .An ohm meter test with a Fluke ohm meter will show the flat spots in the sensor . Replacing TPS will solve stumble & check engine light on due to a too lean condition .