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Sombody please exsplain level 3 to me? And still can I get any answers on a level 3 entry?

I`ve done a full tune-up plugs,wires,distributer and buttons all while the check eng. light is on.Far as i know the light is on for a oxygen sensor.It ran smooth for a month since I`ve done that tune-up.One day this mounth I fired it up ran smooth to let it warm up came back outside and it ran worse than it was when I had to tune it up the first time.Now is there any truth to an oxygen sensor controlling the timing to the motor?Like sending it mixed signals?Because now it sounds like its putting.I drove it to get back to my place but it smelled like bad feul trying to burn off,like I said the engine light was on for an oxygen sensor something I did`nt get to yet after paying $200.00 for parts for the tune-up? If anybody have any suggestions I would love to here from you.

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The oxygen sensor has no affect or control over ignition timing. Its singular purpose is for the computer to know if the engine is getting too much or too little gas and to correct or "trim" the time and duration of injector pulse.
I would go back and scan again for codes-more might have been set since it started running rough. Post the codes here and someone will try to help you. Fixing the code for the o2 sensor may fix everything, at least one can hope so. Good luck.

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SOURCE: check engine light on, replaced oxygen sensor before catalyst,

  • Water or corrosion in the connector
  • Loose terminals in the connector
  • Wiring burnt on exhaust components
  • Open or short in the wiring due to rubbing on engine components
  • Holes in exhaust allowing unmetered oxygen into exhaust system
  • Unmetered vacuum leak at the engine
  • Bad o2 sensor
  • Bad PCM

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