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Questions tagged [o2-sensor]

Questions and discussions about oxygen (O2) sensors. Oxygen sensors are used to measure the exhaust gas concentration of oxygen for internal combustion engines in automobiles and other vehicles.

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Do engines absolutely need an O2 sensor to function properly?

My understanding is that the O2 sensor's main goal is to get the fuel mixture as close as possible to the stoichiometric ratio of 14.7:1 so that the catalytic converter can function at its peak. But ...
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Why are my oxygen sensors staying at 1.275v most of the time?

I have an old Volvo s40. Because I had gotten a P0420 code and because of it, an OBD scan tool, I noticed that my fuel trims were very high. Or they could be the result of the age of the car (17 years ...
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Engine lean issues

Vehicle is a 2006 Ford Courier, started having hesitation/loss of power after fill up at a gas station that I'd never been to before. I depend on it for transport so I'm forced to still drive it, ...
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O2 sensors located

need to know on a 2012 dodge caravan sxt v6 where are the o2 sensors located. Esp. upstream sensor 1 bank 1? Tried to look for them from above but no luck so far.
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Is obd code P0133 anything to worry about?

The day before I got this obd code I changed clutch and gear box oil. 15 minutes before I got this code one of my brakes pads completely wore out. I read a bit about the code and I guess they are not ...
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2001 Vw beetle 02 sensor car will not go over 65mph

I have a 2001 vw beetle 2.0 engine with 171,000 miles on it. I have a check engine light on saying that bank 1 lean. It has been like this for years and I have had no problem with it. Yesterday I ...
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Do I need to replace my O2 sensor?

I bought a 2008 Nissan Versa LS last month. It has 235,500 kilometres on it but the engine and transmission run quite well. Last week, the “Service Engine Soon” light came on when I started it up ...
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How to Identify which O2 sensor is faulty WITHOUT readings from the car's system

I have a 2005 Hyundai Accent, and the check engine light is on. I'm almost 100% sure it's the O2 sensor because it's not as fuel efficient as usual... My work schedule conflicts with mechanics around ...
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2003 toyota sequioa oxygen sensor upstream color code diagram

2003 toyota sequia 4wd engine side the harness connector ripped, i need the color code.Engine side the wires are green with red stripe, green with white stripe, black, white I dont know how to rewire ...
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How do I resolve error code P1135 in my Toyota Camry?

I recently replaced the downstream O2 sensor in my Toyota Camry. Shortly thereafter, the check engine like came on again providing the following codes: P1135 which I understand to be the upstream ...
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Replaced my upstream O2 sensor, still get P1133 code

I had the following error codes P1133 - HO2S Insufficient Switching Bank 1 Sensor 1 P0133 - O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response Bank 1 Sensor 1 P0130 - O2 Sensor Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 1 P0442 - EVAP ...
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Test 3 wire NTK, Bosch O2 sensor signal after heat up, but, not signal. Why?

I have a 1996 Nissan Altima O2 + Catalytic converter not ready. I want make sure O2 sensor really work. Upstream sensor (before CAT) work by measuring voltage when heated up with torch. Downstream ...
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2008 chevy 2500HD 6.0L

Rear O2 sensor plug on drivers side has been torn off of the main harness leaving only two wires left to go to the O2 sensor. O2 sensor appears to have had 4 wires coming from it. How do I rewire ...
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Matching up connections on O2 Sensor for 2001 Honda Accord

I purchased a new O2 Sensor for my 2001 Honda Accord and I cannot understand why it has a female plug and not a male plug as the existing one has so I assume I have to move the wires from the new unit ...
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Can a car operate without a catalytic converter?

So I was reading this Quora question which answers in the affirmative, but here's my misgiving: I was under the impression that the oxygen sensor which the ECU uses to adjust the fuel-to-air ratio, is ...
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2005 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor showing codes P0053, P0054, P0059 and P0060

I have replaced all 4 oxygen sensors and OBD II code still shows codes P0053, 54, 59, and 60. What could be causing this and how do I fix it? The O2 sensors have 2 white and 2 black wires. Exactly ...
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What can cause slow oxygen sensor readings?

I have very slow primary (pre-cat) oxygen sensor readings on my 02' Corolla (2ZZ-GE, 141kW N/A). While trying to investigate the issue, I repeated diagnostics frequently. Before every diagnostic ...
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How long will my motor last having clogged catalytic converters?

My catalytic converters have been clogged for awhile, and the o2 sensors need changed because of this. What is it doing to my engine? And gas mileage for that matter? If i take out my ...
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How do I repair the O2 sensor in a 2001 Toyota Camry?

I have a 2001 Toyota Camry and the O2 sensor near the front of the car is bad (this is confirmed by the code that the computer has returned). Though I'm not particularly knowledgable about cars (...
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Nagging P0430 (and now a pending P0420 too!) 2004 Lexus ES330

I've got a 2004 ES330 (2nd owner) with roughly 315,000. We didn't pay much for the car in 2012 with 164,000 miles. So, i've never gone overboard in maintenance of it. A year ago, when it was time for ...
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2014 Ford Taurus, digital fuel indicator is out of norm, then check engine light came up

My car at a full tank of gas usually have an estimate milage per the fuel indicator of 425 miles. Recently, when I filled up my tank I noticed it went down to 380 miles. Then weeks later my check ...
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HP Tuners disable downstream O2 sensors (FAOSC)

I deleted my catalytic converters on my Ford Taurus 2013 N/A because was giving p420 CEL, and tuned with HP Tuners to disable CEL from p420 , p430 and disabled catalyst test and downstream O2 heaters ...
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Trouble rewiring O2 sensor harness after dogs ate it

This is a 2005 GMC Yukon 4x4 4.8 L. Ok, dogs actually ate my harness going to Bank 2 Sensor 1 O2 sensor. The connector from the body side of the wiring is completely gone. I found a connector I can ...
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How can I swap wires/pins on generic aftermarket O2 sensors?

I purchased some generic aftermarket O2 sensors for my 2002 Land Rover Discovery 2, which were significantly cheaper than the "official" Land Rover replacement parts. Unfortunately after installation,...
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Electric Throttle Body Volvo S70 2000

So I had my volvo brought in to replace the o2 sensor so I could get my emissions done. (Car ran completely fine). After picking it up, it ran fine to my house. The following day, when I turned the ...
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judging oxygen sensor quality

I was looking at oxygen sensors for my vehicle on rock auto and found large price discrepancies. I saw sensors ranging from $25 up to $100. in general what do the more expensive sensors have that the ...
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What causes narrowband O2 sensor behaviour?

It's a given that narrowband O2 sensor (Lambda) output swings up and down within the 0-0.9v range, but everywhere (on the 'net including here) I am seeing people say this is due to the ECU in closed ...
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AF/O2 and Fuel Trim data - Normal or not?

I'm learning to diagnose my car's poor gas mileage: Car: 2010 Toyota Matrix (Base). Engine: 1.8L, 4 cylinders, Auto, FWD. ODO: 103,000km (64,000 miles). City gas mileage: 12.6L/100km = 18.6 mpg (...
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Identifying faulty O2 sensor with scan tool

I have a 2002 Toyota Corolla (engine 1zz-de) and I am trying to get to the bottom of a p0171 code. I've read from other posts that a faulty O2 sensor could cause the lean condition, so I have been ...
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2005 toyota camry 3.0l bank 1 sensor 2 where is it

i have a 2005 toyota camry v6 3.0l it needs a bank 1 sensor 2 where is it or which one on the exhaust is it. im not sure about words like downstream just want to make sure
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How to Unscrew/loosen stuck O2 sensor

I have been trying to unscrew my faulty O2 sensor (to replace it with a new one I purchased) in a 2001 Honda Accord, with a F23A4 engine, per the following instructions: http://www.amazon.com/review/...
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Should my check engine light be on if an O2 sensor is physically absent?

I have a 2009 Pontiac Vibe. The Check Engine light was on and I took it in to a mechanic. He told me that the downstream O2 sensor was not responding and that he physically removed it. He said that ...
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Can you mix black oil caued by poor air fuel ration with new oi?

Every time I used to drain and add oil it would quickly turn black. That was most probably because i've been driving with a faulty o2 sensor and apparently the air fuel ration due to this is one ...
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Loss of Power and increased engine knock in my 2011 Ford Ranger Truck. Bad Gas or Bad Oxygen Sensor?

This past summer I've been noticing that my truck is not making the same power as it used too and I've noticed a pronounced increase in engine knock (detonation). The detonation usually occurs when I ...
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High O2 voltage paired with high LTFT reading

What is likely culprit when O2 pegs at .9 volts and stays there indicating engine is rich. Then as this continues for 15 - 30 seconds, the LTFT eventually climbs to +25% or more. Computer calculates ...
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Driving without oxygen sensor

I am getting my oxygen sensor replaced today and the mechanic gave the car back so I could do errands while the part is being delivered, which will take several hours. In the meantime, the car's ...
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Can I interchange the two downstream o2 sensors?

I got a new catalytic converter for my Honda Civic 2005 HX car because the "coal" inside went lose and was just making noise inside of it. While trying to take off the old O2 sensor I ended up ...
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Trying to Understand Post Cat O2 Behaviour During a Misfire

I've been researching using pre and post cat O2 waveforms to diagnose misfires and ran across this quote from the article, Intermittent Engine Misfire Analysis: Keep in mind that the downstream, ...
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Post CAT O2 sensors disagree

2008 BMW M3, 125,000mi, the ODB Readiness monitor for the O2 sensor won't become ready. I replaced the two post-CAT O2 sensors and I'm still seeing the two sensors disagree. One is showing rich and ...
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o2 sensor problem

I have a SEAT Toledo 1.6L 16V with engine code AZD. I was getting an error code for the Bank1 Sensor1 because of a blown fuse but I didn't know that then and I replaced the Bank1 Sensor 1 with this ...
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Fixing an exhaust leak at the O2 threads

I've been getting really horrible gas mileage on my 2003 Nissan Primera, and at inspection they said I seem to have an exhaust leak. So I took off the heat shield and sprayed some soapy water in ...
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Does anyone know the OEM for the 2006 Infiniti qx56 oxygen sensors

I've got the part numbers and some cross references for the 2006 Infiniti QX56 oxygen sensors, but I would like to buy from the OEM. Bosch? Denso? infiniti front left/right 226937S000 bosch 17204 5 ...
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Check engine light won't stay off

I've attempted to get my check engine light fixed a couple times and at each repair facility they've scanned the code and told me it was a bad oxygen sensor. I had the oxygen sensor replaced at both ...
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p0140 and p0172

I have a 2005 Elantra (205K miles). I replaced the second o2 sensor (downstream; after cat), added a defouler to second o2, replaced cylinder # 2 injector, air filter, tune-up. If the car is at idle ...
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Rough idle @ stoplights - O2 sensors reading zero voltage

I have an '05 4.7L Dodge Dakota that has had an issue with rough idle for over a year now. It seems to only happen after coming to a stop at a traffic light. It seems to happen more often after having ...
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How much improvement from replacing an O2 sensor?

I'm currently getting about 19.6 mpg city in my 97 Mazda Lantis 323 / Protege 1.8L. According to fuelly a car like this should be getting around 26 mpg. The car has about 127k miles on it, and I don'...
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Loosening O2 sensors with brake fluid?

So my 2010 Prius recently got a code for the upstream O2 sensors heater circuit (P0031) and I tested the heating coil and the circuit is not complete so I ordered a new one. The old one obviously is ...
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1996 Infiniti g20 fails smog

I am the original owner of this CA car, and have been gradually having higher HC readings on smog checks. It failed in 2016, cleaned out the Air flow components; it passsed, but this increased the NO ...
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Interpreting secondary O2 values

The vehicle in question is a Piaggio Porter, make and engine data are unavailable atm. The car was in really bad shape before the repairs: missed oil changes, oil consumtion, heavy soot contamination, ...
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1996 dodge dakota 4 cylinder 5 speed

Bought a new upper o2 sensor but the clip on wiring harness is melted so I want to straightwire them to o2 sensor. Harness wires... black, tan, gray, green with orange stripe Oxygen sensor... black,...