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Niptuck

Want to thank you very much for helping us average people to figure out problems with today's complex vehicles.

I have a 2002 Mazda Protege LX with 82,300 miles, the dreaded check engine light came on. I took your advice and got the BlueDriver. It showed 2 error codes, P0171 (System Too Lean Bank 1), and P1250 (Pressure Control Regulator Solenoid Valve) not working properly.

So I took out the PCR and check the ohms and it was very high at 100 ohms. I purchased one for $16 in Amazon saving me $85. That took care of the code P1250.

But the BlueDriver is still showing P0171. Looked at the possible reasons in the BlueDriver and one of them was vacuum leak. So I remember you said that if the check engine light comes on at idle then most likely a vacuum leak.

I first started to check the Fresh Air Intake Hose where the MAP sensor is part of and found a big tear underneath the this big hose. So I removed it wrapped it around with Duct tape. Start the engine after a few seconds the check engine light went off.

I am writing this to you because 2 or 3 times in the past I had to bring it to the mechanic and always told me it is the oxygen sensor. After watching your YouTube shows I started to wonder whether sometimes It was ever the problem, the BlueDriver I just used told me all my oxygen sensors are good.

Thanks to you in educating the public you probably saved me over $600 this time.

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Techsus
Techsus

Hey, what caused that big tear in your that big hose in photo? I mean, really, what the heck did that!

Scotty Kilmer
Scotty Kilmer

Editor

great to hear, that's what I'm all about