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Symptoms of bad oxygen sensor - 1989 Lotus Esprit

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Most will set a code in computer, they will make the vehicle run rough or erractic, either lean or rich as they control in part what the ECM thinks the car needs

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Check engine light, running extremely rich or lean,bad gas milage....

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2005 Ford F150 Engine check light blinking on & off?


Any symptoms,Dawn, such as performance troubles? Might be an oxygen sensor going bad, catalytic converter starting to plug, or EGR valve getting dirty and sticking.
If you can,get the OBD II codes run. They should help pinpoint the problem.My guess is it's an oxygen sensor,but that's only a guess. don-ohio (:^)

Oct 29, 2011 | 1996 Ford Explorer

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The engine light and VSC light are on (Vehicle Singapore 2004 Lexus RX 300. Diagnostics report Error code P0037


your o2 sensor is bad. vsc will go on for any small DTC displayed on the MIL (cel)

P0037 LEXUS P0037 LEXUS - Oxygen Sensor Heater Control Circuit Low Bank 1 Sensor 2 Symptoms - Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
Possible causes - Heated Oxygen Sensor (H2OS) Bank 1 Sensor 2 circuit open shorted to ground
- Heated Oxygen Sensor (H2OS) Bank 1 Sensor 2 circuit poor electrical connection
- Faulty Heated Oxygen Sensor (H2OS) Bank 1 Sensor 2 circuit
- Heated Oxygen Sensor (H2OS) Bank 1 Sensor 2 circuit fuse
- Faulty Engine Control Module (ECM) When is the code detected? The P0037 is set when the ECM detects an excessively low voltage through the heated oxygen sensor heater circuit P0037 LEXUS Description Oxygen Sensors (O2S) or Heated Oxygen Sensors (HO2S) need to reach a minimum operating temperature of 750 degrees F to produce an accurate voltage signal. The faster the heated oxygen sensor reaches that temperature the faster the sensor will start sending an accurate signal to the Engine Control Module (ECM).

In order to achieve the require temperature, a heater element is included inside the heated oxygen sensor. The ECM controls the heated oxygen sensor heater element based on signals from the engine coolant temperature and engine load. The ECMcontrols the heater element circuit by allowing current flow to ground.

The ECM monitors the voltage signal received through the heater element circuit and determines the state of the circuit by comparing the voltage detected with the factory specifications.

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Mar 14, 2011 | 2004 Lexus RX 330

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Engine code p0138


P0138 - O2 Oxygen Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank1, Sensor2)

The Heated Oxygen Sensor (2) located rear of catalytic converter produces an output signal relative to oxygen storage capacity of catalytic converter. Ho2S 2 signal is less active than signal produced by front oxygen sensor. This code sets when HO2 Sensor voltage is greater than 999 mV for more than 2 minutes (time depends on model. Could be as high as 4 minutes)


Symptoms: There may be no noticeable symptoms except for MIL illumination. Possible high fuel pressure can over rich the system.


Causes: A code P0138 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
* Faulty O2 sensor
* Short to battery voltage in O2 sensor signal circuit
* High fuel pressure (not as likely)


Here are some potential solutions:
* Replace O2 sensor
* Repair short to battery voltage in o2 sensor signal circuit

I hope this helps to solve it (remember to rate this answer).

Jan 09, 2011 | 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Codes: P0031, P0142, and P1148 pulled from my vehicle. Looked them up to find: 1. Front oxgen sensor heater circuit low imput 2. Sensor circuit malfunction in bank 1, sensor 3 3. Air/Fuel sensor S...


Here's a though.... are you the original owner? It is still covered under the manufacturer's warranty for emmision control components up to.... are you ready for this....100,000 miles!! No joke. Call your local dealer and have them fix it. If they give you grief, get the owner's handbook and call the service rep's number for Nissan of North America and see what they will do to get this resolved.

Dec 09, 2010 | 2007 Nissan Versa 1.8 Sl Hatchback

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What is nissan quest code p0138/p0139


P0138 - Oxygen Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank1, Sensor2)

P0139 - Oxygen Sensor Circuit Slow Response (Bank1, Sensor2)

The Heated Oxygen Sensor (1 or 2) located rear of catalytic converter produces an output signal relative to oxygen storage capacity of catalytic converter. Ho2S 2 signal is less active than signal produced by front oxygen sensor. This code sets when HO2 Sensor voltage is greater than 999 mV for more than 2 minutes (time depends on model. Could be as high as 4 minutes)

Symptoms: There may be no noticeable symptoms except for MIL illumination. Possible high fuel pressure can over rich the system.

Causes: A code P0138 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
* Faulty O2 sensor
* Short to battery voltage in O2 sensor signal circuit
* High fuel pressure (not as likely)

Here are some potential solutions:
* Replace O2 sensor
* Repair short to battery voltage in o2 sensor signal circuit

Hope helps (remember to rate this answer).

Oct 11, 2010 | 2002 Nissan Quest

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1997 Chevy 2500 3/4 ton van. What are the symptoms for a bad oxygen sensor?


poor acceleration,bad gas mileage,but on this vehickle the check engine light would come on as it has three oxegen sensors right,left bank,and after converter sensors.if there is a problem the check engine light would be on?

Feb 14, 2010 | 1997 Chevrolet C/K 2500

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Po134 trouble code


Hi:
This code refers to the front oxygen sensor on Bank 1. Basically the oxygen sensor is inactive. Here's why:
The powertrain control module (PCM) provides a baseline voltage of about 450 mV on the oxygen sensor signal circuit. When cold, the PCM detects the the internal resistance of the sensor is high. As the sensor warms up the resistance is lowered and it starts producing voltage based on the oxygen content in the exhaust. When the PCM determines that the time it took for the sensor to warm up is greater than one minute or that the voltage is inactive (not reading outside 391-491 mV it views the sensor as inactive or open and sets the P0134 code.Potential Symptoms
One or more of the following may occur:
  • Check engine light illumination
  • Poorly running/engine missing
  • Blowing black smoke
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Dying, stuttering
Causes A code P0134 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
  • Bad O2 (oxygen) sensor
  • Bad heater circuit in the O2 sensor
  • Wiring or connector to the sensor frayed / broken
  • Blown heater circuit fuse
  • Holes in the exhaust system
  • PCM failure
Possible Solutions The most common fix is to replace the oxygen sensor. But that doesn't rule out the possibility of:
  • Rusted exhaust pipe
  • Inspect wiring & connector(s) for problems
  • Excessive amperage blowing heater fuse (still requires replacement of sensor but also replacement of blown fuse)
  • Replace PCM (only as last resort after all other possibilities are covered.

Dec 10, 2009 | 1999 GMC Yukon

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Oxygen sensor(s)


Most times the O2 is not the problem but just the symptom of another problem, most times a vacuum leak, let me have the codes the engine u have an the miles on the car and i will let u know whether the O2 sensors are defective, there are 2 O2's, they are just before the catalytic converter, the sensors after the cats is the catalyst efficiency monitors, 2 of them.

May 21, 2009 | 1996 Ford Explorer

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What are the symptoms of a faulty oxygen sensor?


bad oxygen sensor will make a car run rough.also mass air flow sensor egr valve sticking open or pvc valve open.idle speed control problems.have your car scan.because there are many sensor causes it to run rough.

Apr 16, 2009 | 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix

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