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post #5 of (permalink) Old 12-20-2008, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
webbrook
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My wife 2000 sable wagon with the duratec ran really rough this morning , but was fine once it warmed up.
I looked down to see the check engine light on. Went to autozone and got this code p1151.
Autozone was not much help, Any ideas.
thanks
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90% of the time its the PCV system. I don't know if the 2000 is different than our '98 Duratec Sable ,but the elbow that receives the PCV valve swelled and didn't provide a airtight seal and it threw same code and ran rough
cold with misfire under load. Threw a clamp on the joint making sure the PCV is seated before tightening.
It's not the easiest clamp install (2 extensions on my 1/4" ratchet) but it was easier than taking the UM
off and r/r suspect rubber elbows and hoses.

Best of luck,
MustangScott
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Car has 144,000 miles on it and has been maintain well.
Pcv valve and hose are new as well as the other vacuum lines that usaully rot away.
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