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Bad oxygen sensors

Looking for replacement process for oxygen sensors 3.1L V6

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Easy. Disconnect and unscrew sensors from exhaust and re-install new ones.

Posted on Nov 03, 2012

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Location of bank 1 sensor 1 o2 sensor 0n a 6 cylinder jeep grand Cherokee laredo


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Where is location of bank 1/sensor 1 oxygen sensor v6 ?


Bank 1 means the side of engine which has #1 cylinder in it, which is the left or driver's side of the engine. Sensor 1 means it is the one closest to the exhaust manifold or before the catalytic converter, better known as "upstream" oxygen sensor. On the 4.3 V6 I believe this sensor is mounted in the exhaust manifold itself. You maybe able to access it from underneath the vehicle, or you may have to remove the "doghouse" interior engine access hood. The oxygen sensor has an electrical connector on it that has to be disconnected and the you may need a specialty socket called an oxygen sensor socket. the size of the hex on the oxygen sensor is 7/8".

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It's a 2001 3.9L V6 the code is P 0132


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DTC P0132 - O2 Oxygen Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank1, Sensor1)
This involves the front oxygen sensor on Bank 1. This code indicates that the heated oxygen sensor reading is too high. In the case of Ford vehicles, that indicates the voltage at the sensor is over 1.5 volts. Other vehicles may be similar. You will likely not notice any drivability problems.

A code P0132 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
The oxygen sensor heater circuit is shorted out
The wiring to the sensor is broken / frayed (less likely)

Possible Solutions: the simplest thing to do is to reset the code and see if it comes back.

If the code comes back, the problem is more than likely the front Bank 1 oxygen sensor. You will likely wind up replacing it but you should also consider these possible solutions:
Check for wiring problems (shorted, frayed wires)
Check the voltage of the oxygen sensor
Replace O2 sensor (Bank 1 Sensor 1 is located on the driver's side)

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How do you change o2 sencer on 1999 intrepid


The 1999 Dodge Intrepid uses two oxygen sensors, one on each of the two exhaust manifolds. Determine which oxygen sensor is faulty before changing the sensors by having the computer in your Intrepid scanned for codes. Most major auto parts retailers will scan the computer free of charge on the hope that you will buy the parts needed from them. If you need to replace both of the oxygen sensors, the process is the same for both sides so you can just repeat it after the first one is complete.

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    Raise the front of your Intrepid with a jack and support the car with a set of jack stands positioned under the frame. Remove the jack from under the car and out of the way for now.

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    Locate the oxygen sensor from under the car. Looking up into the engine compartment--the sensor is on the outboard side of the exhaust manifold pointing out toward the fender. This location is the same for both oxygen sensors, just on opposite sides of the car.

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    Locate the wiring harness connector by following the wiring pigtail from the sensor down the wires until you see the connector. Lift the locking tab slightly on the connector and separate the two halves of the connector. Lay the wires aside and return to the oxygen sensor.

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    Turn the oxygen sensor counter-clockwise with an oxygen sensor socket and ratchet until it is loose, then remove it from the exhaust pipe. Discard the old sensor and thread the new oxygen sensor into the exhaust pipe by hand to start with. This will help avoid cross threading the sensor and exhaust pipe.

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    Tighten the oxygen sensor to 20 ft.lbs. with a torque wrench and oxygen sensor socket. Plug the wiring pigtail from the new sensor into the wiring harness connector on the car. Push the two halves together until the locking tab engages and the halves are secure.

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    Repeat the process for the other sensor if you are changing both. Raise the front of your Intrepid off the jack stands with a jack, remove the stands from under the car and lower the car to the ground.




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    1989 chevy k1500 4.3ltr v6 standard keeps kickin out code for oxygen sensor (even after being replaced) truck starts losen power and sometimes backfires out exhaust during loads while moving i have...


    Did you check the wire harness to the oxygen sensor? Considering its location it is exposed to a lot. Make sure the terminals are not corroded and are tight on the sensor. Then carefully trace the harness back looking for bare spots or places where the wires are rubbing. Pay close attention to bends. Tape up any suspicious spots. If the computer is not receiving the right signal from the sensor it will throw the code even though the sensor itself is working. Hope this helps.

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    I have a 1996 honda passport V6, the car was scanned and found code p0134. the car runs but after a few minutes of warming the car stalls and backfires runs terrible what can cause those type of problems


    This code refers to the front oxygen sensor on Bank 1. Basically the oxygen sensor is inactive.

    DTC P0134 - 02 Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank I Sensor 1)

    The powertrain control module (PCM) provides a baseline voltage of about 450 mV on the oxygen sensor signal circuit. When cold, the PCM detects the the internal resistance of the sensor is high. As the sensor warms up the resistance is lowered and it starts producing voltage based on the oxygen content in the exhaust. When the PCM determines that the time it took for the sensor to warm up is greater than one minute or that the voltage is inactive (not reading outside 391-491 mV it views the sensor as inactive or open and sets the P0134 code.

    Potential Symptoms: One or more of the following may occur:
    * Check engine light illumination
    * Poorly running/engine missing
    * Blowing black smoke
    * Poor fuel economy
    * Dying, stuttering

    Causes: A code P0134 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
    * Bad O2 (oxygen) sensor
    * Bad heater circuit in the O2 sensor
    * Wiring or connector to the sensor frayed / broken
    * Blown heater circuit fuse
    * Holes in the exhaust system
    * PCM failure

    Possible Solutions: The most common fix is to replace the oxygen sensor. But that doesn't rule out the possibility of:
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    * Inspect wiring & connector(s) for problems
    * Excessive amperage blowing heater fuse (still requires replacement of sensor but also replacement of blown fuse)
    * Replace PCM (only as last resort after all other possibilities are covered.


    Hope helps (remember rated and comment this).

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