Join Date: Dec 2018
Drives: 2008 Sedona, base model.
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This rather frustrating board keeps telling me that "The message you have entered is too short. Please lengthen your message to at least 10 characters." so I am adding this as padding.....
[quote=rrrchavez;1991298]Sorry aMuller, my bad. I thought I read it was a 2018. I'm getting kinda old and the eyes just aren't what they used to be.
No, it was my fault. There was a typo saying 2018 in the body of my original post.
Kia guy is right. Trouble codes are a starting point. There are a lot of things that can cause a system lean condition.
Yes, of course. But I just asked if people had a translation of those codes, and did not mean to invite a lot of rhetoric from people who didn't have answers to my question.
I do not know whether that report necessarily indicates the system is *actually* running lean, as opposed to *reporting* lean .... I will clean the MAF, and pull a spark plug to check appearance. And a new fuel filter is likely appropriate at almost 200,000 miles.
I pulled this from a website, this'll give you some idea of what you're dealing with. If you're not comfortable trouble shooting components or systems like fuel delivery, I'd recommend biting the bullet and paying a good mechanic to troubleshoot for you otherwise you can waste a lot of time and money not getting anywhere.
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"A lot of times, cleaning the MAF sensor and finding/fixing vacuum leaks fix the problem. If you're on a tight budget, start there, but that may not be the fix for certain.
So, possible solutions include:
-Clean the MAF sensor. Consult your service manual for it's location if you need help. I find it's best to take it off and spray it with electronics cleaner or brake cleaner. Make sure you are careful not to damage the MAF sensor, and make sure it's dry before reinstalling
-Inspect all vacuum and PCV hoses, replace/repair as required. Inspect all hoses and connections in the air intake system Inspect and/or test the intake manifold gaskets for leakage
-Check for a dirty fuel filter and proper fuel pressure Ideally you'll want to monitor short and long term fuel trims using an advanced scan tool
-If you have access, you may want to run a smoke test"