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My problem is with Bank 1 Sensor 1 and Bank 1 Sensor 2. I see 2 o2 sensors on my exhaust but I don't know which one is the faulty sensor. Is there more then just those 2? And should I replace all of them?

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  • Jeff Turcotte
    Jeff Turcotte Oct 12, 2010

    do you have the trouble codes? Which engine do you have? What year and model truck?

  • Greg Bernett
    Greg Bernett Oct 12, 2010

    Hard to answer since we don't know what kind of vehicle you have or the year.

  • arodfan2007 Oct 12, 2010

    It's a 1997 GMC Sierra 1500 with the Vortec V8. I had 8 trouble codes. PO131, 151, 137, 151, and 157. All of these codes are faulty o2 sensors. I had one more code PO300 which is a random or multiple cylinder misfire. I've tried everything with this truck. I've changed the fuel pressure regulator, CMP sensor, TP sensor, the MAP sensor, and MAF sensor. Plugs and wires are new. Haven't checked the distributor yet. Is there anything you could suggest for me to do?

  • arodfan2007 Oct 12, 2010

    It's a 1997 GMC Sierra 1500 with the Vortec V8. I had 8 trouble codes. PO131, 151, 137, 151, and 157. All of these codes are faulty o2 sensors. I had one more code PO300 which is a random or multiple cylinder misfire. I've tried everything with this truck. I've changed the fuel pressure regulator, CMP sensor, TP sensor, the MAP sensor, and MAF sensor. Plugs and wires are new. Haven't checked the distributor yet. Is there anything you could suggest for me to do?

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YES! Stop spending the money on this! Get the ECM interrogated.

You have 2 sensors....1 in front of the catalytic converter and one after it.

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  • Jeff Turcotte
    Jeff Turcotte Oct 12, 2010

    OK, actually this model has 4 sensors. Very unlikely that all would fail at once. All are indicating low voltage. I think I agree with c17hydro that this is a computer issue. This can probably be diagnosed with a good scanner. Cure is likely to be reflash of the computer to reset the sensor calibration curves.

  • arodfan2007 Oct 23, 2010

    Thank you for your help. My next course of action is to change out the pcm. I do have one other question. I get trouble code po300 which is a random cylinder misfire. Would the computer going bad cause this misfire, or is could I have a bad head gasket or a leak somewhere in the air intake?

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Code p0153..p1153


Rowland, Code p0153 Faulty oxygen sensor.
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Code p1153 Probale faulty oxygen sensor.
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Code p0159 what is this


159, (USA?) must be V6 or V8 it has 2 banks.
first google hit
Possible causes
- Faulty Rear Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 2
- Rear Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 2 harness is open or shorted
- Rear Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 2 circuit poor electrical connection
- Inappropriate fuel pressure
- Faulty fuel injectors
- Intake air leaks may be faulty
- Exhaust gas leaks

let me condense this.
1: the right bank rear 02 sensors is reading wrong,
note I did not say it was bad. dig?
2: this means the CAT on that side, is UNHAPPY.

unhappy can be , as it said air leaks anywhere near the front or rear of Bank 2 CAT.
unhappy 2, is the engine fuel controls are totally out of control
way rich or lean, out of control;
unhappy3, gross misfire, or all the above at once.

the ECU(pcm) at no time ever KNOW what is wrong, it only can flag bad inputs. or tests that fail , tests are called (USA,OBD2 SAE) called Monitors.
do you have a full can tool? or just a near useless codereader.
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0152 coed


P0152 P0152 - O2 Sensor Circuit High Voltage Bank 2 Sensor 1Possible causes - Faulty Front Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 2
- Intake air leaks may be faulty
- Exhaust gas leaks
- Front Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 2 harness is open or shorted
- Front Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 2 circuit poor electrical connection
- Inappropriate fuel pressure
- Faulty fuel injectors
eplacing the Front Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 2 usually takes care of the problem
Symptoms- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
- High Fuel Consumption
- Excessive Smoke from Exhaust P0152 Description The front heated oxygen sensor (or O2 sensor 1) is placed into the exhaust manifold. It detects the amount of oxygen in the exhaust gas compared to the outside air. The heated oxygen sensor 1 has a closed-end tube made of ceramic zirconia. The zirconia generates voltage from approximately 1V in richer conditions to 0V in leaner conditions. The heated oxygen sensor 1 signal is sent to the Engine Control Module (ECM). The ECM adjusts the injection pulse duration to achieve the ideal air-fuel ratio. The ideal air-fuel ratio occurs near the radical change from 1V to 0V.

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P0131 sabb 93 2001 po121 error codes


P0131 - O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage Bank 1 Sensor 1 (sensor is before the catalytic converter)

Possible causes- Front Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 1 harness is open or shorted
- Front Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 1 circuit poor electrical connection
- Faulty Front Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 1
- Inappropriate fuel pressure
- Faulty fuel injectors
- Intake air leaks may be faulty
- Exhaust gas leaks
P0132 - O2 Sensor Circuit High Voltage Bank 1 Sensor 1
Possible causes- Front Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 1 harness is open or shorted
- Front Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 1 circuit poor electrical connection
- Faulty Front Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 1
- Inappropriate fuel pressure
- Faulty fuel injectors
- Intake air leaks may be faulty
- Exhaust gas leaks

I am not really sure what is going on here with the same O2 sensor giving these lean and rich codes, if nothing else is apparent and the engine runs well you may have a defective O2 sensor.

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These codes, po 138 bank 1 sensor 2 shorted to voltage and code po158 means bank 2 sensor two shorted to voltage. these are the two rear oxygen sensors in the exhaust system. there two up frt and two in the rear, check the wiring on the two rear sensors, make sure that the wiring is not cut or stuck between metal. if the wiring is good then replace both rear sensors, when you get them ask for the left and right after the cat sensors. or bk1 s2 and bk2s2. after replacing them reset the computer. go to an auto parts sotre or if you have a code reader you can do it. hope this helps good day.

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P0139: O2 Sensor CKT Slow Response (Bank 1 Sensor 2)

- Rear Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 1 harness is open or shorted
- Rear Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 1 circuit poor electrical connection
- Faulty Rear Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 1
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- Faulty fuel injectors
- Intake air leaks may be faulty
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What do i have to change if codes po1151 and po155 come up on my 1999 lincoln town car?


P0155 - 02 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
This code refers to the front oxygen sensor on Bank 2. The heated circuit in the oxygen sensor decreases time needed to enter closed loop. As the O2 heater reaches operating temperature, the oxygen sensor responds by switching according to oxygen content of the exhaust surrounding it. The ECM tracks how long it takes for the oxygen sensor to begin switching. It the ECM determines (based on coolant temp) that too much time elapsed before the oxygen sensor began operating properly, it will set P0155. See also: P0135 (Bank 1).

Potential Symptoms: You will likely notice poor fuel economy the illumination of the MIL.

Causes: A code P0155 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
O2 Heater element resistance is high
Internal short or open in the heater element
O2 heater circuit wiring high resistance
open or short to ground in the wiring harness

Possible Solutions:
Repair short or open or high resistance in wiring harness or harness connectors
Replace oxygen sensor (cannot repair open or short that occurs internally to sensor)



P0156 - 02 Sensor Circuit Malfunction (Bank 2 Sensor 2)
The o2 (oxygen) sensors measure oxygen content in the exhaust. The PCM (powertrain control module) then uses this information to regulate fuel injector pulse. The o2 sensors are very important for the proper operation of the engine. Innacurate or faulty o2 sensors can cause the PCM to add or take away fuel based on the faulty o2 sensor voltage which can cause a host of problems.

A P0156 code refers to the Bank 2,2 o2 sensor or the downstream (post-cat) o2 sensor on Bank 2. It is a four wire sensor. The PCM supplies a ground circuit and a reference voltage circuit of about 0.5 volts. Also for the o2 sensor heater element there is a battery voltage supply wire and another ground circuit for that. The o2 sensor heater allows the o2 sensor to warm up faster, thus achieving closed loop in less time than it would normally take for the exhaust to warm the sensor up to operating temperature. The O2 sensor varies the supplied reference voltage based on oxygen content in the exhaust. It is capable of varying from about 0.1 to 0.9 volts, 0.1 V indicating lean exhaust and 0.9 V indicating rich exhaust. This P0156 code indicates that the Bank 2, 2 o2 sensor is stuck low for too long or isn\'t active at all.

Symptoms: Often post-cat o2 sensor problems present few symptoms since they are inputs to the PCM to monitor catalytic converter quality and don\'t directly control fuel. sometimes no symptoms are noticeable. However the following may be possible on some vehicles:
MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp) illumination
Decrease in MPG
Increase in tailpipe emissions

Causes: Potential causes of an P0156 code include:
Bad O2 sensor
Signal shorted to voltage
Wiring problems due to contact with exhaust components
Holes in exhaust near o2 sensor

Possible Solutions:
If you have access to a scan tool, check the signal voltage for the Bank 2,2 oxygen sensor with the engine at normal operating temperature. Is it stuck low currently? If so, increase RPM for a few seconds and see if it affects the reading. If it begins working with increased RPM, check for holes in the exhaust near the o2 sensor that may cause a false lean. If the exhaust pipe is intact, the sensor is sluggish, replace it.

If the Bank 2,2 o2 sensor voltage reading remains low with increased RPM, unplug it and then observe the reading. It should have increased to about 0.5 volts or thereabouts. If it did, check for water intrusion or other connector problems. If none are found, replace the shorted o2 sensor. If the voltage reading is still stuck low after unplugging the sensor, then suspect a wiring problem. Using a voltmeter, with the o2 sensor unplugged, check for voltage on the signal circuit at the o2 sensor connector(PCM side). It can vary with model, but should be about 0.5 volts and not above 1 volt. If the voltage reading is too high, repair short to voltage on signal circuit. If the signal voltage checks out, suspect the PCM.


Hope this helps (remember to rate this answer).

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Causes:
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- Low engine oil level
- Exhaust valve control solenoid circuit open or shorted
- Exhaust valve control solenoid circuit poor electrical connection
- Faulty exhaust valve control solenoid

Solutions:
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P0047 - Turbocharger/Supercharger Boost Control A Circuit Low
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Causes:
- Sensor circuit harness or connectors is open or shorted
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- Fuel pressure may be faulty
- Fuel injector may be faulty
- Intake air leaks

Solution:
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Need to know were the bank one , sencer one is on my buick century 2000 v6


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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Po137/po157 codes no activity


P0137 / P0157-Oxygen O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank 1, Sensor 2) refers to the second oxygen sensor on Bank 1. P0137 means the O2 oxygen sensor's voltage remained low for longer than 2 minutes. This, is interpreted by the ECM as a low voltage condition and sets the MIL. Bank 1 Sensor 2 is located to the rear of the catalytic converter and should produce an output signal relative to oxygen storage capacity of the catalytic converter. This rear (sensor 2) sensor is less active than the signal produced by the front sensor. However, if the ECM senses the sensor is inactive, this code will set.

A code P0137 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:

Faulty o2 sensor Exhaust leak near the rear sensor
Plugged catalyst
Short to voltage on O2 signal circuit
High resistance or open on O2 signal circuit

Possible Solutions…
Replace faulty sensor
Repair exhaust leak near the rear sensor
Check for restriction in catalyst and replace as necessary
Repair short, open, or high resistance on o2 signal circuit

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