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Mazda Protege 5 2003, error codes P0171, P0301 and P0660 all

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Mazda Protege 5 2003, error codes P0171, P0301 and P0660 all on bank 1 or cyl. 1.
Any suggestions?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Paul M ASE Master replied 7 years ago.

Hello and thank you for using Just Answer

 

the code p0660 is for the Variable Inertial Charging System

 

this is a valve in the intake and can also cause the lean code (p0171) and the misfire #1 code (p0301)

 

it is possible you have a bad VICS Solenoid valve causing all 3 codes.

 

a diagnostic to test the valve will run around 100 dollars

 

let me know if you need more help

 

thanks

 

Paul

 

 

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
P0660 I thought read something like "tuning control ckt open bank 1". How does one diagnos this valve? Is the valve expensive or should I just replace and save the $100? Is this valve hard to get to or where do I find a picture to show location or possible how to test myself. Thanks Paul
Expert:  Paul M ASE Master replied 7 years ago.

to test the valve you need a scan tool and a meter

 

you might be better off getting it done for the 100

 

but I will attach the full diagnostic procedure here for you

 

click here to view the procedure to test for p0660

 

click here for the location of the valve

 

let me know if you need more help

 

thanks

 

Paul

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thanks Paul I appreciate this and will accept answer thanks again!
Expert:  Paul M ASE Master replied 7 years ago.

No problem

 

thank you for using Just Answer

 

Positive feedback is greatly appreciated

 

Paul

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Paul do I need to go to mazda dealer
Expert:  Paul M ASE Master replied 7 years ago.

No you can go to any shop that does engine diagnostics

 

like firestone or similar

 

diagnostic is around 100 dollars

 

Paul

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thx
Expert:  Paul M ASE Master replied 7 years ago.

No Problem

 

remember to click accept so I get credit for my answer

 

thanks

 

Paul

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Paul,

 

I have only done this once before and paid the one fee for a number of questions the guy answered he was great. Like you I like the service I got but didnt realize i needed to accept all answers I was affraid it would charge me the $35 again?? any way did you get what you needed from me, I believe I paid you.

Expert:  Paul M ASE Master replied 7 years ago.

yes it worked

 

you need to click accept once you are satisfied with any experts answer

 

you do not need to click accept more than once per question when you are satisfied

thanks

 

Paul

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