Question about 2003 Kia Rio
Do you have a copy of the service invoice?
play dumb on the invoice the part number of the sensor should be noted. With that number in hand call an other dealerships parts dept.
give them the vin# of the vehical and ask if they have the heated oxygen sensor bank 1 sensor 1 ?. ask for the part number and compare to invoice. Problem defective converter can overheat and damage the sensor. A slow responding sensor can also be caused by tuneup related problems. Vaccuum leaks, misfires,an engne not reaching operating temperature. Having a code for bank 1 sensor 1 doesnot ness mean the sensor is bad. Sounds like the dealership missed the diagnosis
Posted on Jul 30, 2010
Ask him to show you where the lambda probe is situated(the o2 sensor)(1/2 way down the front exhaust pipe before the cat box)and then ask to see the second o2 sensor(it aint got one,unless you have a V6 MOTOR,THEN YOU HAVE ONE FOR EACH BANK)he is right in saying that it will show up any fuel/timing/injector problems but these will show up on the diagnostic computer that he will have,otherwise how can he say the cat needs replacing etc.....
without a diagnostic computer NO ONE can say exactly what needs replacement.unless its obvious.
Posted on Jul 29, 2010
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