Question about 2002 Nissan Xterra
Well, Bank 1 is the passenger side of the vehicle. Are you replacing upstream or downstream 02 sensor?
The upstream is in the exhaust manifold. The downstream is further down in the exhaust pipe. Upstream would be designated by the code HO2S1- B1 and the downstream would be indicated HO2S2-B1.
In either case, you basically unplug the wiring connector, use a 7/8 wrench (or an O2 sensor socket which has a groove cut in the side to allow the wiring to not be pinched) and loosen the sensor and install the new one (with anti-seize on the threads) and plug the connector in.
The upstream sensor is pretty easy- the downstream can be a little more difficult, but is not too bad.
Hope this is helpful!!
Nissan Scope Technician- 10+ years experience in Nissan dealership.
Posted on Nov 04, 2008
Bank 1 is the frt side exhaust manifold (did they say bank 1 sensor 1?),you can start by replacing that sensor,i would check the intake for leaks ,the gm 6cly. are known for bad intake gaskets,you will see oil coming out form the frt or rear of the intake,also check your atifreeze overflow bottle for bronwish sludge,which means that the oil is mixing with the antifreeze.A leaking intake could cause that lean condition.
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
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