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Ken Finne

Ken Finne 10/2/2012

2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4 Cyl 2.0L

Engine

Check engine light is on

Heater circuit sensor 1 bank 1, what is the danger of driving with a faulty oxygen sensor?

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CVO

CVO 10/2/2012

The oxygen sensors supply the computer with a signal that indicates a rich or lean condition during engine operation. This input information assists the computer in determining the proper air/fuel ratio. A low voltage signal from one or more sensors indicates too much oxygen in the exhaust (lean condition) and, conversely, a high voltage signal indicates too little oxygen in the exhaust (rich condition). The oxygen sensors are threaded into the exhaust manifold and/or exhaust pipes on all vehicles. Heated oxygen sensors are used on all models to allow the engine to reach the closed loop faster.

A faulty oxygen sensor due to loose connections, bad grounds, high resistance in the circuit, or opens in the circuit can cause the following symptoms.

Related Symptoms

Surging at idle
Unstable idle
Running rough off idle
Hesitation
Stumble
Chuggle
Poor fuel economy
Spark knock
Stalling on acceleration

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CVO

Ken Finne 10/2/2012

No apparent symptoms, fuel economy better than factory specs, slight knock, thought this was a valve lifter. Can it be fixed myself or is a trained mechanic required?

CVO

CVO 10/2/2012

DIY. See this repair guiide.
Hyundai Car 1999-05
Heated Oxygen Sensor
OPERATION
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
TESTING

http://www.autozone.com/.../...rGuideContent.jsp

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