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Replacing bank 1 sensor 2 and bank 2 sensor 1 oxygen sensors

Which side is bank 1 and bank 2 for oxygen sensors? which is driver side and which is passenger?

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  • dcsubak Jun 24, 2009

    Yes front wheel with automatic switch to 4-wheel drive.

  • dcsubak Jun 24, 2009

    can you clarify which side of vehicle bank1 sensor 2 oxygen sensor is on? Driver side behind catalytic or passenger side?

  • dcsubak Jun 24, 2009

    Thank you Emissionwiz!!

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    THIS IS FRONY WHEEL DRIV CORRECT?

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Where are my bank 1 and bank 2 oxygen sensors

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BANK ONE IS THE REAR BANK OF CYLINDERS AND TWO THE FRONT BANK

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    yadayada Jun 24, 2009

    BANK ONE SENSOR IS IN THE EXHAUST PIPE OF THE REAR BANK OF ENGINE CYLINDERS BEFORE THE CATALYTIC CONV.

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I have a emmissions code come up and it say that i have a code of p0161 downstream heated 02 sensor heater circuit fault bank 2 my question is what side is bank 2 on on a 96 ford explorer????

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  • robert lewis Jan 03, 2013

    I have a emmissions code come up and it say that i have a code of p0161 downstream heated 02 sensor heater circuit fault bank 2 my question is what side is bank 2 on on a 96 ford explorer????

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1/1 is upstream sensor on the number 1 cylinder side, 1/2 is the downstream of the number 1 cylinder side, 2/1 is the upstream of the number 2 cylinder side, 2/2 is the downstream of the number 2 cylinder side. Hope this helps.

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Where is Bank 2 sensor 1 oxygen sensor on my 2007 tundra 5.7


Bank 1 is always the sameside of the engine as the number one cylinder.
Bank 2 is always the other side of the engine.
Sensor 1 is always before the cat
sensor 2 is always after the cat.

Cylinder number 1 on this engine is on the drivers side. So bank 2 is the passenger side of the engine and sensor 1 will be located before the catalytic converter.

Nov 17, 2015 | 2007 Toyota Tundra Limited

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Which Oxygen Sensor Is It?


There are many inquiries online about which oxygen sensor to change. Oxygen sensor failure codes are very common on a lot of vehicles. With all of today's vehicles having at least two oxygen sensors and many having three or four of them, it can be a little confusing as to which one is causing the problem.

Before we get into which sensor is which, we need to have a little discussion about oxygen sensor fault codes. There are several different types of oxygen sensor fault codes. Here are just some of the most common ones:

P0135 "Oxygen Sensor Heater Circuit Bank1 Sensor 1"
P0141 "Oxygen Sensor Heater Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 2"
P0147 "Oxygen Sensor Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 3"
P0152 "Oxygen Sensor Voltage High Bank 2 Sensor 1"
P0159 "Oxygen Sensor Slow Response Bank 2 Sensor 2"
P0171 "Oxygen Sensor Lean Sensor 1 Bank 1"
P0172 "Oxygen Sensor Lean Sensor 1 Bank 2"
P0174 "Oxygen Sensor Rich Sensor 1 Bank 1"
P0175 "Oxygen Sensor Rich Sensor 1 Bank 2"

There are many more possible oxygen sensor codes, but I only listed these to make my point. Many times the oxygen sensor code is NOT caused by the oxygen sensor itself. "Lean" or "Rich" oxygen sensor codes (i.e. P0171, P0174) are usually caused by something other than the oxygen sensor. Something is wrong, causing the engine to run lean (not enough fuel or too much air) or causing the engine to run rich (too much fuel or not enough air). In these cases, replacing the oxygen sensor will not fix a thing. (That is, unless you are trying to fix your bank account from having too high of a balance!) The new oxygen sensor will just set the same code as the original one. This is because the oxygen sensor is not CAUSING the problem, it is only REPORTING the problem.

High voltage codes (like P0152 above) can be caused by the oxygen sensor wires being shorted to another wire inside the wiring harness. Sometimes these codes are caused by bad grounds where some other component is trying to ground through the oxygen sensor circuit. Again, replacing the oxygen sensor will not fix this! In short, the problem needs to be diagnosed before running out and buying an oxygen sensor.

Just because a fault code has "Oxygen Sensor" or "O2 Sensor" or "O2S" in its description does not necessarily mean that an oxygen sensor needs to be replaced. Many do-it-yourselfers believe that all there is to fixing the car is to hook it to the "magic box", collect the fault codes and replace the parts the computer tells you to replace. There is nothing further from the truth.

Fault codes only point you toward which SYSTEM is failing. The system must be diagnosed to find the CAUSE of the failure. If this is not done properly, it will only result in wasting a bunch of your money. This is what you were trying to avoid by doing it yourself!

So, after reading all of the above, if you think you still want to replace an oxygen sensor, but don't know which one; here is how to figure it out:

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 #1 is located and, of course, Bank 2 is the opposite side.
On a 4 cylinder engine, there is only one bank and it is always referred to as Bank 1. The exception to the 4 cylinder rule is on certain 4 cylinder engines (specifically, some Toyotas) there are two catalytic converters used. In this case, Bank 1 sensors will still be in the pipe for the catalyst that is connected to cylinder #1 and Bank 2 sensors will be in the other one.

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).
Sensor 3 refers to the ONLY "downstream" sensor where there are two sensors before the catalyst and only one after the catalyst. On very few vehicles the reference to this reads "Bank 1 Sensor 3".

If you do not know where cylinder #1 is, then you need to get a diagram of the firing order for your engine. Just post a question on FixYa.com and make sure you give the YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, and ENGINE SIZE of your vehicle and one or more of our experts will be happy to tell you how to find cylinder #1.

- DTTECH
ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician


Also check out this article by dttech: What Else Could Be Wrong?

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How many o2 sensors are on a 1999 Silverado 5.3


The 1999 5.3 V8 engine had 4 oxygen sensors. There are two catalytic converters on this engine, one on the driver side of the engine, and one on the passenger side of the engine. This is important to know, as the number of oxygen sensors is directly related to the number of catalytic converters on the vehicle. Driver side is referred to as Bank 1, passenger side is referred to as Bank 2. This is very important to know when looking up replacement oxygen sensors. There is one oxygen sensor in front of, or before the catalytic converter, usually referred to as a pre-catalyst O2 sensor. There is also one behind, or after the catalytic converter, usually referred to as a post-catalyst oxygen sensor. So, you have two oxygen sensors on Bank 1, and two oxygen sensors on Bank 2, for a grand total of 4 oxygen sensors.

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Where is bank1 and bank 2 located on a lincoln LS?


Bank #1 passenger side

Bank #2 driver side

Replace the front (2) converter inlet O2 Sensors,
when they get to 100,000 miles

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Where is the bank 1 sensor 1 o2 sensor located in a 2006 hyundai sontata gls v6?


The bank has to do with which side of the engine. The 'Sensor 1' indicates that it is upstream of the catalytic converter.

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Bank 1 sensor 2 location on a 1996 chevy suburban


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Fig. Fig. 3: Oxygen sensor-4.3L engines


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Fig. Fig. 4: Oxygen sensor-5.0L and 5.7L engines





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Fig. Fig. 5: Oxygen sensor-7.4L engines




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.

Hope helps (remember to rate this).



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Whereis the oxygen sensor bank 1 sensor 2?


The location is as follows:--- The system is setup almost like you would expect:
Bank 1 Sensor 1 - Driver's side, before catalytic converter
Bank 1 Sensor 2 - Driver's side, after catalytic converter
Bank 2 Sensor 1 - Passenger side, before catalytic converter
Bank 2 Sensor 2 - Passenger side, after catalytic converter
--------- thanks.Helpmech.

Nov 12, 2010 | 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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How do you know which o2 sensor is bank 1 sensor1


sure do. the bank 1 sensor 1 oxygen sensor is located in the exhaust pipe on the same side as the number 1 cylinder. So if the number 1 cylinder is on the driver's side, then the bank 1 sensor will be the forward most oxygen sensor on the drivers side, then next one in line will be the bank 1 sensor 2. Obviously, the other side will be bank 2, sensor 1 and bank 2 sensor 2.....good luck!

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Where is bank one oxygen sensor located at on a 2003 yukon


Need more information but here is where all your O2 sensors are located
Bank 1 Sensor 1 - Driver's side, before catalytic converter Bank 1 Sensor 2 - Driver's side, after catalytic converter
Bank 2 Sensor 1 - Passenger side, before catalytic converter
Bank 2 Sensor 2 - Passenger side, after catalytic converter

Thank you for using fixya and good luck

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