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Old 09-17-2010, 04:30 PM
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Yeah it sounds like the cause.A big air leak will throw that code pretty quick. If you had a scanner you could look at the freeze data and that would tell you a few things, but sounds like you answered your own question.
The 3.0 and 3.8 were noted for upper and lower intake plenum leaks. The little rubber seals would soften and allow air to enter and would generate the same code. Those are not terribly hard to fix so dont sweat it.
Glad to hear you found the trouble . It is a shame you had to have such a time making the repair.
I put a fuel pump module in an s 10 blazer last week. It ran 17 miles and quit . When I pulled the pump back (you could hear it run but no pressure) the problem was that the flex hose had a clamp that was never clamped and the line popped off.This was a complete new pump module with sender.I never thought to look it over for anything like that. It shouldnt be our job to make sure that the manufacturers are doing their job.

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Yeah it sounds like the cause.A big air leak will throw that code pretty quick. If you had a scanner you could look at the freeze data and that would tell you a few things, but sounds like you answered your own question.
The 3.0 and 3.8 were noted for upper and lower intake plenum leaks. The little rubber seals would soften and allow air to enter and would generate the same code. Those are not terribly hard to fix so dont sweat it.
Glad to hear you found the trouble . It is a shame you had to have such a time making the repair.
I put a fuel pump module in an s 10 blazer last week. It ran 17 miles and quit . When I pulled the pump back (you could hear it run but no pressure) the problem was that the flex hose had a clamp that was never clamped and the line popped off.This was a complete new pump module with sender.I never thought to look it over for anything like that. It shouldnt be our job to make sure that the manufacturers are doing their job.

you lean code could also be a dirty maf. That is a common issue on that vehicle
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:01 AM
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you lean code could also be a dirty maf. That is a common issue on that vehicle
Absoluteley correct. I forgot about that one. It will throw lean codes across both banks where an intake gasket may only affect one bank. A quick way to tell the difference is look at the code or codes and check the fuel trims. Also the BARO readings will be off the chart for a dirty MAF(Reading very high altitude) BARO is just a calculation in the software there is no BARO on this car.Kinda misleading
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