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Connector on o2 Sensor

I'm just wondering what the connector on an o2 sensor is because i want to buy one but some say with or without connector or it says OE connector? what does all that mean and how do i know if i need a connector or not?

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  • fcardona89 Feb 25, 2009

    Alright thanks a lot for your help

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You do need the connector and get the O/E one. You may have to connect the wires for the new one(from the o2 to the connector)

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My o2 sensor connector melted now i cant find the pig tail to fix it


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Problem with ford explorer v8 reading high voltage a sensor 1 bank 1


Clear the computer. Then if the reading is still high, you may have to replace the wire or the sensor. I don't have the specs for the O2 sensor available, could be sensor was bad and you happened to catch the connector problem but did not find the cause of your woes.

Now some O2 wiring has resistor properties, so shortening will change feedback value. Just fixing a pin connector should be okay. Also, the O2 sensor can sometimes have a micro cooling tube moulded into the wires. This type of O2 has its own heating element and vents excess heat through microtube. Try new O2.

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What does a o2 sensor look like


Heated Oxygen Sensor

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Removal & Installation

3.5L

WARNING When disconnecting the sensor electrical connector, do not pull directly on wire going into sensor.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disconnect the heated oxygen sensor electrical connector.
  3. Use a socket such as a crowfoot wrench to remove oxygen sensor.

To Install:

NOTE When replacing an O2 Sensor, the PCM RAM memory must be cleared, either by disconnecting the PCM C-1 connector or momentarily disconnecting the Battery negative terminal. The NGC learns the characteristics of each O2 heater element and these old values should be cleared when installing a new O2 sensor. The customer may experience driveability issues if this is not performed.
  1. After removing the sensor, the threads must be cleaned with an 18 mm X 1.5 + 6E tap. If reusing the original sensor, coat the sensor threads with an anti-seize compound such as Loctite 771- 64 or equivalent. New sensors have compound on the threads and do not require an additional coating. Tighten the sensor to 28 Nm (20 ft. lbs.) torque.
  2. Connect the heated oxygen sensor electrical connector.
  3. Install the wiring clip to the heat shield.
  4. Connect the negative battery cable.

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3.8L Downstream Sensor

WARNING When disconnecting the sensor electrical connector, do not pull directly on wire going into sensor.
  1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and support vehicle.
  3. Disconnect the electrical connector.
  4. Use a socket such as a crowfoot wrench to remove oxygen sensor.

3.8L Upstream & Downstream Sensors

NOTE When replacing an O2 Sensor, the PCM RAM memory must be cleared, either by disconnecting the PCM C-1 connector or momentarily disconnecting the Battery negative terminal. The NGC learns the characteristics of each O2 heater element and these old values should be cleared when installing a new O2 sensor. The customer may experience driveability issues if this is not performed.
  1. After removing the sensor, the threads must be cleaned with an 18 mm X 1.5 + 6E tap. If reusing the original sensor, coat the sensor threads with an anti-seize compound such as Loctite 771- 64 or equivalent. New sensors have compound on the threads and do not require an additional coating. Tighten the sensor to 28 Nm (20 ft. lbs.) torque.
  2. Connect the heated oxygen sensor electrical connector.
  3. Connect the negative battery cable.

3.8L Upstream Sensor

WARNING When disconnecting the sensor electrical connector, do not pull directly on wire going into sensor.
  1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
  2. Disconnect the upper O2 sensor connector.
  3. Use a socket such as a crowfoot wrench to remove oxygen sensor.

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To Install:


Testing


NOTE Allow the O2 Sensor to cool down before conducting the test. The O2 Sensor voltage should stabilize at 5.0 volts. Raising the hood may help in reducing under hood temps quicker.

  1. Turn the ignition on, engine not running. With the scan tool, actuate the O2 Heater Test.
  2. With the scan tool, monitor O2 Sensor voltage for at least 2 minutes. Does the O2 Sensor voltage stay above 4.5 volts- If so, sensor is normal.
  3. If voltage does not stay above 4.5v as indicated, check wiring and connectors. Check O2 sensor for contamination.
  4. If wiring from the O2 sensor is damaged, DO NOT repair it; replace the O2 sensor.
  5. Turn the ignition off. Allow the O2 sensor to cool down to room temperature.
  6. Disconnect the O2 Sensor harness connector.
  7. Measure the resistance across the O2 Sensor Heater element component side. Resistance for either O2 Sensor should be 2.1-2.7 ohms.
  8. If the O2 Sensor is not within range, turn the ignition off.
  9. Disconnect the O2 Sensor harness connector. Turn the ignition to ON; engine not running.
  10. With the proper scan tool, actuate the O2 Heater Test.
  11. Using a 12-volt test light connected to ground, probe the O2 Heater Control circuit in the O2 Sensor harness connector.
  12. If the test light illuminates brightly and flashes on and off, replace the O2 Sensor.
  13. Confirm the repair with the appropriate Verification Test.
  14. Turn the ignition off.
  15. Disconnect the O2 Sensor harness connector.
  16. Disconnect the PCM harness connector.
  17. Measure the resistance between ground and the O2 Heater Control circuit in the O2 Sensor harness connector.
  18. Is the resistance below 5.0 ohms- If yes, repair the short to ground in the O2 Sensor Heater Control circuit. If resistance is okay, go to step 20.
  19. Confirm the repair.
  20. If resistance was okay when measured in step 17, check the PCM harness connector terminals for corrosion, damage, or terminal push out. Repair as necessary.
  21. If the resistance is still not within specified range, replace and program the Powertrain Control Module in accordance with the service information.
  22. Confirm the repair.

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The standard definition for Diagnostic Test Code (DTC) P0135 is "O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 1".

You need to check to see if you have battery voltage and ground at the O2 sensor connector on the heater circuit wires when the ignition switch is turned on. (usually the BLACK [ground] and the GREY [power] on most 4-wire sensors.) If battery voltage and ground is present, replace the O2 sensor.

If there is no battery voltage, repair the wire between the O2 sensor connector and the battery voltage source for your O2 sensor. (I cannot tell you where that is because you did not mention what vehicle you are working on or which engine it is equipped with.)

If there is no ground present then you must repair the ground circuit between the O2 sensor connector and the sensor ground point. (Again, I cannot tell you where that is located).

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The Powertrain control module (PCM) will provide a .45 volt reference voltage to the Oxygen sensor. When the O2 sensor reaches operating temperature, it will generate a voltage that will vary depending on the oxygen content of the exhaust. Lean exhaust generates a low voltage (less than .45V) and rich exhaust generates a high voltage (greater than .45V). O2 sensors on a specific bank marked as "sensor 2" (as this one is) are used to monitor emissions. A Three-Way Catalyst (TWC) system (catalytic converter) is used to control tailpipe emissions. The PCM uses the signal received from Oxygen sensor 2 (#2 indicates aft of catalytic converter, #1 indicates pre-converter) to read efficiency of TWC. Normally this sensor will switch between high and low voltage at a noticeably slower rate than the front sensor. This is normal. If the signal received from rear (#2) O2 sensor indicates that the voltage has "stuck" between .425V to .474 V, the PCM determines this sensor is inactive and this code will set.
Potential Symptoms Your check engine light(CEL), or malfuction indicator lamp (MIL) will be illuminated. There will not likely be any noticeable drivability problems other than the MIL. The reason is this: The rear or post catalytic converter Oxygen sensor does not affect fuel deliver(this is an exception on Chryslers). It only MONITORS the efficiency of the catalytic converter. For this reason, you will likely not notice any engine trouble.
Causes The causes for a P0140 code are fairly few. They could be any of the following:
  • Shorted heater circuit in O2 sensor. (Usually requires replacement of heater circuit fuse in fuse block also)
  • Shorted signal circuit in O2 sensor
  • Melting of harness connector or wiring due to contact with exhaust system
  • Water intrusion in harness connector or PCM connector
  • Bad PCM
Possible Solutions This is a fairly specific problem and shouldn't be too difficult to diagnose.
First, start engine and warm up. Using a scan tool, watch the Bank 1, sensor 2, o2 sensor voltage. Normally the voltage should switch slowly above and below .45 volts. If it does, the problem is likely intermittent. You'll have to wait for the problem to surface before you can accurately diagnose.
However, if it doesn't switch, or is stuck then perform the following: 2. Shut off vehicle. Visually check the Bank1,2 harness connector for melting or chafing of the harness or the connector. Repair or replace as needed 3. Turn ignition on, but engine off. Disconnect the O2 sensor connector and check for 12Volts at the Heater Circuit supply and for proper ground on the heater circuit ground circuit. a. If 12V heater supply is missing, check the proper fuses for an open in the circuit. If heater circuit fuse is blown, then suspect a bad heater in the o2 sensor causing a blown heater circuit fuse. Replace sensor and fuse and recheck. b. If ground is missing, trace the circuit and clean or repair ground circuit. 4. Next, with connector still unplugged, check for 5 Volts on the reference circuit. If this is missing, check for 5 Volts at the PCM connector. If 5 Volts is present at the PCM connector but not at the o2 sensor harness connector, then there is an open or short in the reference wire supply between the PCM and the o2 sensor connector. However, if there is no 5 Volts present at the PCM connector, the PCM is likely at fault due to internal short. Replace PCM. ** (NOTE: on Chrysler models, a common problem is the 5Volt reference circuit can be shorted out by any sensor on the car that uses a 5 Volt reference. Simply unplug each sensor one at a time until the 5 Volts reappears. The last sensor you unplugged is the shorted sensor. Replacing it should fix the 5 Volt reference short.) 5. If all the voltages and grounds are present, then replace the Bank 1,2 O2 sensor and re-test.

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HI. Usually when you receive the same code after replacing the O2 sensor, this will confirm that the original O2 was not the issue. This will be a shorted or open connector or wiring harness at the affected O2 sensor that was replaced. If possible, you can confirm this by using a multimeter. Use the meter to test the connector contacts that connect to the O2 that you replaced. I'm sure that harness or connector may be open or the ground in that particular connector is bad(open circuit).



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It basically means the PCM detected either an excessive current draw, or an open or short in the circuit powering the oxygen sensor's heater circuit. This is in reference to the Heated Oxygen Sensor (2) located rear of catalytic converter (Bank 2).

A code P0161 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
· HO2S heater power circuit open
· HO2S heater ground circuit open
· HO2S signal tracking (due to oil or moisture in the connector)
· HO2S is damaged or has failed PCM has failed

Possible Solutions
· Replace HO2 Sensor
· Repair open or short in power circuit
· Repair open or short in ground circuit
· Repair damaged connector due to tracking

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How do you replace the oxygen sensors in a 2001 nissan altima?


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
  1. Start the engine and allow it to reach normal operating temperature, then turn the ignition switch OFF.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Open the hood and locate the Oxygen (O2S) sensor connector. It may be necessary to raise and safely support the vehicle for access to the sensor and its connector. NOTE: On a few models, it may be necessary to remove the passenger seat and lift the carpeting in order to access the connector for a downstream O2S sensor.
  4. Disengage the O2S sensor pigtail connector from the vehicle harness connector. NOTE: There are generally 2 methods used to mount an O2S sensor in the exhaust system: either the O2S sensor is threaded directly into the exhaust component (screw-in type) or the O2S sensor is retained by a flange and 2 nuts or bolts (flange type). WARNING
    To prevent damaging a screw-in type O2S sensor, if excessive force is needed to remove the sensor lubricate it with penetrating oil prior to removal. Also, be sure to protect the tip of the sensor. O2S sensor tips are very sensitive and may be easily damaged if allowed to strike or come in contact with other objects.
  5. Remove the sensor, as follows:
    • Screw-in type sensors — O2S sensors are usually designed with a permanently attached wiring pigtail. This allows the wiring harness and sensor connectors to be positioned away from the hot exhaust system. It may be necessary to use a socket or wrench that is designed specifically for this purpose. Before purchasing such a socket, be sure that you can't save some money by using a box end wrench for sensor removal.
    • Flange type sensors — Loosen the hold-down nuts or bolts and pull the sensor out of the exhaust component. Be sure to remove and discard the old sensor gasket, if equipped. You will need a new gasket for installation.
  6. Perform a visual inspection of the sensor. Black sooty deposits may indicate a rich air/fuel mixture, brown deposits may indicate an oil consumption problem, and white gritty deposits may indicate an internal coolant leak. All of these conditions can destroy a new sensor if not corrected before installation. To install:
  7. Install the sensor, as follows: NOTE: A special anti-seize compound is used on most screw-in type O2S sensor threads, and is designed to ease O2S sensor removal. New sensors usually have the compound already applied to the threads. However, if installing the old O2S sensor or the new sensor did not come with compound, apply a thin coating of electrically-conductive anti-seize compound to the sensor threads. WARNING
    Be sure to prevent any of the anti-seize compound from coming in contact with the O2S sensor tip. Also, take precautions to protect the sensor tip from physical damage during installation.
    • Screw-in type sensors — Install the sensor in the mounting boss, then tighten it securely.
    • Flange type sensors — Position a new sensor gasket on the exhaust component and insert the sensor. Tighten the hold-down fasteners securely and evenly.
  8. Reattach the sensor pigtail connector to the vehicle harness connector.
  9. Lower the vehicle.
  10. Connect the negative battery cable.
  11. Start the engine and ensure no Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC's) are set.

Fig. 1: Since sensor locations vary between vehicles, the first step in removal is to locate the O2S sensors (arrows)...

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    Fig. 2: ... and the sensor connector (2), which is usually near the O2S sensor (1), but removed enough from the heat of the exhaust system
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    Fig. 3: Disengage the sensor pigtail connector half from the vehicle harness connector half
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