Question about 2002 Toyota Highlander
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Bank 2, sensor 2 is a heated O2 sensor located below (after) the catalytic converter on the passenger-side. When this sensor gets clogged and/or goes bad from rust and heat fatigue, the voltage drops low enough to cause the electronic control module to register error code P0161, which then causes the check engine light to come on.
To replace Bank 2, sensor 2, remove the debri shield from just behind the front bumper, underneath the vehicle. There will be 10 bolts holding it on (10mm, I believe). After removing it, look toward the center of the newly exposed area and you will see 2 finger-like objects projecting out from the engine with wires coming out of each. The one on the left (passenger-side) is bank 2, sensor 2. The one on the right (driver-side) is bank 1, sensor 2.
I got my direct-fit sensor online for $55 from Remart Auto Parts. I know it is tempting to get the universal-fit type and save the cash. But after doing that once, I wouldn't care to do it again.
I found a YouTube video showing pictures of where the two lower (after catalytic converter) sensors are located. While the video only points out the driver-side sensor (bank 1, sensor 2), it's easy to spot the other one being only inches away.
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Posted on Jan 08, 2010
behind the cat, you need to know on that car which is bank 2 left or right, the 2nd 2 is last sensor. beware this might work which means the cat has failed
Posted on Aug 15, 2009
An O2 sensor code is a tricky one. It could mean SEVERAL different things, and I know how bad it sucks to hear this, but your best bet is to take it in and have a diagnostic ran on it at either a dealer or a good mechanic shop with a computer they can hook up to it. I had an "O2" code come up a while back on another car I used to have, and literally spent weeks and hundreds of dollars trying to fix it, and never did. Finally out of desperation took it in, paid the $90, and they found the problem and fixed it in like 30 minutes. Something I would have never even thought of was causing it (can't remember off the top of my head). After that I stopped wating time and money on check engine lights. One comes on in my car, I take it to have it ran for free at and auto parts store just to make sure it's not a loose gas cap or something, just to get an idea of what I'm looking at, then go and make an appointment to have to hooked up to a diagnostic computer to track down the problem. Good luck, and hope this helps save you some time and money.
Posted on Apr 05, 2010
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