Question about 2000 Hyundai Accent
You need to check two things.
First, there is a heat shield on top of the front of the motor where the o2 sensor you already replaced is. It's got (4) 12mm bolts. Remove it and check the exhaust manifold (big thing you put the o2 sensor into) for cracks. If there are any cracks, you'll get o2 sensor codes. Replace the manifold.
Second, if the manifold is fine start the car and listen to the exhaust pipe under the engine for leaks. Or if you already know the exhaust is loud... that's gonna do it too. A leaking exhaust pipe on an Accent will set secondary o2 sensor codes.
SHOULD you try to change it yourself, you will need a 7/8" wrench, and a new o2 sensor, or flex pipe, or manifold depending on what's broke. Do NOT touch the tip of the new or old o2 sensor to ANYTHING when you take it out or install it or it will be ruined permanently. Run the car until it's at it's normal operating temperature. Raise the vehicle, and take the o2 sensor out of the car (see below to understand which one) using the 7/8" wrench or if you got fancy and bought an 02 sensor tool... use it.
Replace whatever parts are bad (manifold or pipe) or just replace the sensor you need. Then restart the car and take it to a parts store and have them clear the code. The code (and check engine light) won't return right away, it usually takes a few days. If you did everything right you should be good. If not, it's not a terribly expensive job to have done and by now you should be able to explain to them what's wrong based on what you found when you looked at the car. Just tell them everything you checked and what you saw.
Education: I'm not sure where that half baked answer about o2 sensor 1 being near cylinder one came from but here's the real deal.
Sensor 1 is always BEFORE the catalytic converter
Sensor 2 is always AFTER the catalytic converter
Bank 1 and Bank 2 refer to which SIDE of the exhaust on 6 and 8 cylinder engines. Bank 1 is usually left side, Bank 2 is usually right side.
So... O2 sensor B1S1 refers to the O2 sensor BEFORE the converter on the LEFT side of the motor.
Posted on Nov 23, 2009
Sensor 2 is supposed to be after the cat if you only have two sensors on that exhaust.
If you have another sensor between the one that you changed and the one after the cat, then it will be that one as the one after the cat will be called Sensor 3.
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
Check engine light on obd code P1127.
Posted on Nov 16, 2009
I am female and have an 2002 Audi A4 1,8T the O2 sensor needs to be replaced in bank 1. Is this a crisis and should I sell it or is it worth the fix? mi 98,000 in excellent condition though.
Posted on Nov 12, 2009
Bank 1 is the side that number 1 cylinder is on. Sensor 2 is the one after the cat.
Posted on Oct 21, 2009
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