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I know its a oxygen sensor #1, but where is it located on the car ?

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It is the sensor that is located right off the engine in the exhaust system before the catalytic converter..

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PO 134 bank 1 location


Bank 1 is located towards the driver's side. Sensor 1 is located upstream just below the exhaust manifold.
EOBD II Error Code: P0134
Description:
Oxygen Sensor (O2S) 1, Bank 1/Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) 1, Bank 1 - No Activity Detected
Possible Causes:
- Wiring.
- Signal wire between the Heated Oxygen sensor and ECM is disconnected.
- Heated Oxygen Sensor defective.
- ECM.

Jul 04, 2014 | 1999 Hyundai Sonata

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Which Oxygen Sensor Is It?


There are many inquiries online about which oxygen sensor to change. Oxygen sensor failure codes are very common on a lot of vehicles. With all of today's vehicles having at least two oxygen sensors and many having three or four of them, it can be a little confusing as to which one is causing the problem.

Before we get into which sensor is which, we need to have a little discussion about oxygen sensor fault codes. There are several different types of oxygen sensor fault codes. Here are just some of the most common ones:

P0135 "Oxygen Sensor Heater Circuit Bank1 Sensor 1"
P0141 "Oxygen Sensor Heater Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 2"
P0147 "Oxygen Sensor Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 3"
P0152 "Oxygen Sensor Voltage High Bank 2 Sensor 1"
P0159 "Oxygen Sensor Slow Response Bank 2 Sensor 2"
P0171 "Oxygen Sensor Lean Sensor 1 Bank 1"
P0172 "Oxygen Sensor Lean Sensor 1 Bank 2"
P0174 "Oxygen Sensor Rich Sensor 1 Bank 1"
P0175 "Oxygen Sensor Rich Sensor 1 Bank 2"

There are many more possible oxygen sensor codes, but I only listed these to make my point. Many times the oxygen sensor code is NOT caused by the oxygen sensor itself. "Lean" or "Rich" oxygen sensor codes (i.e. P0171, P0174) are usually caused by something other than the oxygen sensor. Something is wrong, causing the engine to run lean (not enough fuel or too much air) or causing the engine to run rich (too much fuel or not enough air). In these cases, replacing the oxygen sensor will not fix a thing. (That is, unless you are trying to fix your bank account from having too high of a balance!) The new oxygen sensor will just set the same code as the original one. This is because the oxygen sensor is not CAUSING the problem, it is only REPORTING the problem.

High voltage codes (like P0152 above) can be caused by the oxygen sensor wires being shorted to another wire inside the wiring harness. Sometimes these codes are caused by bad grounds where some other component is trying to ground through the oxygen sensor circuit. Again, replacing the oxygen sensor will not fix this! In short, the problem needs to be diagnosed before running out and buying an oxygen sensor.

Just because a fault code has "Oxygen Sensor" or "O2 Sensor" or "O2S" in its description does not necessarily mean that an oxygen sensor needs to be replaced. Many do-it-yourselfers believe that all there is to fixing the car is to hook it to the "magic box", collect the fault codes and replace the parts the computer tells you to replace. There is nothing further from the truth.

Fault codes only point you toward which SYSTEM is failing. The system must be diagnosed to find the CAUSE of the failure. If this is not done properly, it will only result in wasting a bunch of your money. This is what you were trying to avoid by doing it yourself!

So, after reading all of the above, if you think you still want to replace an oxygen sensor, but don't know which one; here is how to figure it out:

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 #1 is located and, of course, Bank 2 is the opposite side.
On a 4 cylinder engine, there is only one bank and it is always referred to as Bank 1. The exception to the 4 cylinder rule is on certain 4 cylinder engines (specifically, some Toyotas) there are two catalytic converters used. In this case, Bank 1 sensors will still be in the pipe for the catalyst that is connected to cylinder #1 and Bank 2 sensors will be in the other one.

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).
Sensor 3 refers to the ONLY "downstream" sensor where there are two sensors before the catalyst and only one after the catalyst. On very few vehicles the reference to this reads "Bank 1 Sensor 3".

If you do not know where cylinder #1 is, then you need to get a diagram of the firing order for your engine. Just post a question on FixYa.com and make sure you give the YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, and ENGINE SIZE of your vehicle and one or more of our experts will be happy to tell you how to find cylinder #1.

- DTTECH
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Also check out this article by dttech: What Else Could Be Wrong?

on Apr 29, 2011 | Ford F-150 Cars & Trucks

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I just replaced both o2 sensors pre-cat converter and can't clear the service engine light on an 01 yukon. I tried pulling the fuse, disconnect battery with no luck. In research I noticed that the dealer...


I think you need Bosch for that vehicle. here is a rundown how it helps


Every automobile manufactured after the 1980s is equipped with an oxygen sensor. This component measures the ratio of air and gasoline in the engine and feeds the data to the vehicle's computer. With an oxygen sensor, your engine runs more efficiently and produces as few emissions as possible. If your car's running with a busted oxygen sensor, you better get a new one before your engine's efficiency takes a nosedive and your gas bills skyrocket. We know that looking for the right replacement oxygen sensor can be very tricky, that's why we've come up with a guide for you to keep in mind when shopping for a new oxygen sensor.
Which oxygen sensor should you buy?
There are a lot of questions about which oxygen sensor to replace. In fact, failures are common among cars especially when the wrong sensor is installed. With today's automobiles equipped with at least two, or even three or four oxygen sensors, it can be very confusing as to which one is not working correctly. There are probably a lot of sensor codes to choose from and here's a tip to help you sense the right oxygen sensor.
Oxygen sensors are always numbered this way:
Bank 1 Sensor 1
Bank 2 Sensor 1
Bank 1 Sensor 2
Bank 2 Sensor 2
Other manufacturers code their oxygen sensors this way, which is why it can sometimes be very confusing. However, they all mean the same:
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
Now here's a detailed list to know which is which:
  • Bank 1 is located at the side of the engine where cylinder #1 is found as well.
  • Bank 2 is on the opposite side of Bank 1.
  • On a 4-cylinder engine, there is only one bank that's called Bank 1.
  • Sensor 1 is the upstream sensor located before the catalytic converter.
  • Sensor 2 is the downstream sensor located after the catalytic converter.
  • Sensor 3 is the only downstream sensor in situations where there are two sensors before the catalytic converter and only one after it. On other cars, this is read as Bank 1 Sensor 3.
With these detailed tips on how to sense the right oxygen sensor, you'd be sure to buy the right replacement part at your store. Be sure to purchase one from a trusted brand to avoid any complications you might experience with ones that are bought from local junkyards BEST OF LUCK

Aug 26, 2013 | Dodge Grand Caravan Cars & Trucks

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I have research around and found that the Bank 1 sensor 3 O2 sensor is post Cat. But when I got under there I dont see anything that could resemble a sensor. Where is it. Please help. Marc


try this
ALLDATA Editor's Note: Always verify #1 cylinder location prior to diagnosis and repair.

- Cylinder bank number one is the bank that contains number one cylinder.


See: Firing Order


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Cylinder #1 on right side.

- The first oxygen sensor in cylinder bank # 1 is numbered O2 Sensor 1/1.
- The second oxygen sensor in cylinder bank # 1 is numbered O2 Sensor 1/2.
- A third oxygen sensor in cylinder bank # 1 would be numbered O2 Sensor 1/3.
- The first oxygen sensor in cylinder bank # 2 is numbered O2 Sensor 2/1.
- The second oxygen sensor in cylinder bank # 2 is numbered O2 Sensor 1/1.



- If a V-6 or V-8 vehicle only uses one downstream Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) it is numbered O2 Sensor 1/2, even if it uses two upstream HO2S.
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Where is bank 1 sensor 2 on f150 4.6 Eng. .


Diagram: Ford Explorer and V8 O2 (Oxygen) Sensor Locations

Ford Explorer and V8 O2 Sensor Locations diagram. This shows the location of Ford oxygen sensors on Bank 1 and Bank 2. If you want to know where your O2 sensors are, this diagram is your guide.

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Feb 14, 2011 | 1997 Ford F150 Regular Cab

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Where is the bank 1 sensor 1 o2 sensor located in a 2006 hyundai sontata gls v6?


The bank has to do with which side of the engine. The 'Sensor 1' indicates that it is upstream of the catalytic converter.

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Jan 13, 2011 | 2006 Hyundai Sonata

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Bank 1 sensor 2 location on a 1996 chevy suburban


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Fig. Fig. 3: Oxygen sensor-4.3L engines


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Fig. Fig. 4: Oxygen sensor-5.0L and 5.7L engines





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Fig. Fig. 5: Oxygen sensor-7.4L engines




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).



Dec 12, 2010 | Chevrolet Suburban Cars & Trucks

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How many oxygen sensors in a 2001 chrysler sebring 3.0


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Fig. Heated Oxygen (HO2S) location (sensor 1)-2.4L engine

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Fig. Heated Oxygen (HO2S) location (sensor 2)-2.4L engine

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Fig. Heated Oxygen (HO2S) location (bank 1, sensor 2) (bank 2, sensor 2)-2.7L engine

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Fig. Heated Oxygen (HO2S) location (bank 2, sensor 1)-2.7L engine

I hope help you with this (rated this help). Good luck.

Sep 09, 2009 | 2001 Chrysler Sebring

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Need to know where to put the oxygen sensor


you have 4 sensors. bank 1 sensor 1 - bank 1 sensor 2 - bank 2 sensor 1 - bank 2 sensor 2. it depends on which one is defective.

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Location of Lambda (oxygen) sensor plug in 1991 peugeot 405 mi16


1.The oxygen sensor is located where the manifold comes together and meet the exhaust pipe.
2. The second one would be located after the catalytic converter.
Go to this website and you will see an example.
http://www.walkerproducts.com/locations.html

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