HELP:need2 pass state echeck w/checkengine light!

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by eatdrumss, Feb 15, 2022.

  1. eatdrumss

    eatdrumss Junior Member

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    After getting my engine replaced...

    Because there was shaking with white smoke coming out of the tailpipe.

    Now I am in a real pickle bc the Check Engine Light is on and I can not get new Plates with it on.

    P2196
    Bank 1 Rich Fuel/air mix
    Possible O2 sensor.

    Is there anything I can do to potentially solve this issue even in the short term so I can just get Plated.?

    Need a Solution!
     
  2. PriusCamper

    PriusCamper Senior Member

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    Possibly a minor fix... Did you clear the code and it came back right away? Also what type of device did you use to read the code?
     
  3. ChapmanF

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    Yes, if the code is right and the mixture is too rich, the best solution is to fix that. Continuing to drive with a rich mixture will waste fuel, soot things up, and could melt the innards of your catalytic converter, which is expensive.
     
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