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Location of oxygen sensors 1996 intrepid es 3.5 litre

Can they be cleaned or do i have to replace them

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The O2 sensors will be attached to the Exhaust pipe coming away from the engine,,on some vehicles they are accessible from under the hood,,and on others you have to jack the car up and look between the Catalytic converter and the Motor,as they will be threaded in there.
And while it may be possible to clean O2 sensors,it is not advisable, since it is very difficult to tell whether they are working correctly without being put on an exhaust gas analyser
So its best to replace them.
Usually the TPS(Throttle position) sensor and the MAF(Mass air flow) sensor are replaced or checked when the O2 sensors are being replaced,since they all rely on each other through the ECM (engine control module)

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Oxygen sensors have to be replaced. U can clean a sensor yes with electronic spray and applying a bit of di-electric grease. But y do u want to replace it though? It is usually located on the exhaust circuitry

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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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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    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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    Is refer at O2 sensor, Code 51 - Oxygen sensor output indicates lean too long

    Power loss light: Off
    Limp-in mode: Engine allowed to run rich, but prevented from running lean

    Possible Causes
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    Low fuel rail pressure - See the Diagnosing Your Fuel System page.

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