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I took my 1997 chevy malibu to get an emissions test. It failed because the evaporative system monitor was not ready. But a DTC code was found the code that was found was P0141 wich when i looked it up says it is a rear O2 sensor failure. I just had the computer reset 2 days ago. should i just get the sensor replaced?

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I would replace the sensor due to the fact that a P0141 is a malfunction in the heater circuit of the Bank 1 Sensor 2 O2 sensor. There is always a slight chance that there is a short in the wiring harness though. But I would look at the sensor and the harness and if the wiring seems to be in tact, then I would go ahead and replace the sensor.

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