Question about 2000 Dodge Caravan
Your O2 sensor (one or all of 3) are bad...Go to AutoZone and buy a can of "SeaFoam" and follow directions for a possible cheap fix ($8)
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
it may be a defective O2 sensor here is th difinition:
P0133 - Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Slow Response Bank 1 Sensor 1 , this is the sensor on the side of the engine that #1 cylinder is on, it is the sensor before the cat.
Posted on Jan 14, 2009
Oxygen sensors are always numbered like this:
Bank 1 sensor 1
Bank 2 sensor 1
Bank 1 sensor 2
Bank 2 sensor 2
some manufacturers use a kind of shorthand that reads different, but means the same thing:
Sensor 1/1 or O2s 1/1
Sensor 2/1 or O2s 2/1
Sensor 1/2 or O2s 1/2
Sensor 2/2 or O2s 2/2
Bank 1 is always the side of the engine where cylinder number 1 is located and, of coarse, Bank 2 is the opposite side.
On a 4 cylinder engine, there is only 1 bank and it is always referred to as Bank 1.
Sensor 1 is always the upstream sensor (The one located BEFORE the catalytic converter)
Sensor 2 is always the downstream sensor (the one that is located AFTER the catalytic converter.
Most GM engines have #1 cylinder located on the left bank, (or Driver's Side) of the engine,
So, the answer to your question would be that you are looking for the sensor located before the catalytic converter on the right (or Passenger Side) of the truck.
Posted on Oct 17, 2009
B1 means the sensor is located on the same bank of the engine that has the #1 cylinder. B2 is located on the opposite bank.
S1 means the sensor is located BEFORE the catalytic converter
S2 means the sensor is located AFTER the catalytic converter
You didn't say which engine you have, so I've included the diagrams of both 4 cyl and 6 cyl so you can see the banks
Posted on Oct 20, 2009
Bank 2 is passenger side, sensor 1 is the one up closest to the exhaust manifold. Plug in type (just remove old and plug back into the wiring harness connector) is about $90 at Autozone. You can get a cheaper one that you splice but it's confusing to understand which wires to splice together. Don't forget to buy the special socket, $10, to remove and install the sensor. It's split up the side for the wires. Forget trying to use an open end wrench, socket is best.
Posted on Nov 18, 2009
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