Q: Car running lean

asked by on January 22, 2016

My car is running lean.

Hello! There are a few common things that can cause a vehicle to run lean. Most common would be a vacuum leak or oxygen sensor issue. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, can perform an inspection in order to pinpoint the issues that may be present.

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