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My yukon is running rough. i just replaced the front O2 Sensor (in front of the catalytic converter), I didn't replace the back sensor. The yukon ran fine for about a week then the check engine light came on and it is doing the same thing again. When I step of the accelerator pedal, black smoke comes from the exhaust pipe. Should I change both sensors now because of this issue or is there something else going on? Thanks

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It would be cheaper in the long run to get it diagnosed by a professional. dont just throw parts at it.

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SOURCE: o2 sensor bank 2 sensor 2

Bank 2 will the the passenger side or right side and sensor 2 is the O2 sensor behind the catalytic converter.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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sounds like your timimg is off either by a tooth or at least a few degrees, does it make a rattling sound when you come on to the fuel hard? Also check to see if your coolant level is going down if so you could have a bad head gasket.

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SOURCE: 1999 GMC Sierra 5.3L knocking sound around Catalytic Conerters? ?

on my gmc i have 2 knock sensors and im not possitive if you have two or not under your intake mani but when i replaced both mine i got the same code of low input so i took the small needle out and wire brushed it clean and also traced and ran a new wire just to be safe and that solved my problem. as for bank 1,2 if it helps any my bank one is located engine side driverside and bank2 is engine side passenger side and 3 and 4 are underneath bed side. but you can see the sensors if you look real close near the headers. hope this helps
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