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Diagnosing Oxygen Sensors

Picking the right tool is critical. This video is sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.

Do Oxygen Sensors Generate Electricity?

They are made of zirconium oxide, a chemical compound used to form the sensor’s thermal-driven electrochemical fuel cell.

How To Diagnose Slow or Sluggish Oxygen Sensors

When oxygen sensors are tested, manufacturers will introduce small amounts of oil to measure sensitivity.

Oxygen Sensors – Technology, Types, Evolution, and Life Expectancy

Since the implementation of OBDII, the oxygen sensor has been a main staple of engine management systems. Modern oxygen sensors are much faster and more accurate than their older counterparts. This allows the engine to enter closed loop control faster which decreases emissions and fuel usage by as much as 15-20%.  O2 sensors are separated

Dodge Tech Tip: MIL Lamp From Oxygen Sensor

If the 2010-2014 Dodge Ram 2500 or 3500 has any O2 sensor-related DTCs stored, pending or active, perform the repair procedure. Both oxygen sensor connectors should be removed and new connectors with pigtails installed. The pigtail splice points should be staggered to eliminate bulk in the harness.

VIDEO: Wide Or Narrow? What Is The Difference Between Oxygen Sensors And Wide-Band Air/Fuel Ratio Sensors?

In this video, Andrew Markel explores the difference between the two types of oxygen sensors and how the ECM sees the amount of oxygen left over after the combustion cycle. He also explains how new technology allows modern engines to see more of the fuel trim of the engine. Sponsored by NAPA.

Omnicraft Introduces New Oxygen Sensors For Non-Ford/Lincoln Repairs

New to the Omnicraft line, OE-quality oxygen (O2) sensors are built with attention to detail and continuity testing that is approved and backed by Ford Motor Company.

Oxygen Sensor And Catalyst Efficiency

The catalyst efficiency monitor verifies the catalytic converter is operating at a high enough efficiency rating to keep exhaust emissions within the predetermined values. The PCM compares the signals from the upstream and downstream oxygen sensors to determine the state of the converter. These “tests” are called the readiness monitors.