CHECK engine light was O2 sensor!!!!

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Delpie, Dec 9, 2003.

  1. Delpie

    Delpie Guest

    The check engine light turned out to be an overheated O2 sensor and I have
    until my next inspection/emission to get a replacement!!!

    No damage will occur but I will fail my next emission test!

    Thankfully I have until April!!!
    Delpie, Dec 9, 2003
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  2. Administrator
    He's referring to this

    I'm referring him to this
    Honda Administrator, Dec 9, 2003
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  3. Honda Administrator
    Wrong address. Should be:

    My apologies.
    Honda Administrator, Dec 9, 2003
  4. Delpie

    BillW Guest

    Yes, all that can happen is burn up the catalytic converter....
    BillW, Dec 9, 2003
  5. Delpie

    Sean Donaher Guest

    Yeah, and a catalytic converter costs a hell of a lot more than an O2
    sensor. Replace that O2 sensor right away. They're relatively cheap and it
    will prevent damage to the much more expensive parts of your car.
    Sean Donaher, Dec 11, 2003
  6. Delpie

    John Horner Guest

    Do not wait. The failed sensor will end up letting your engine run lean or
    rich. If it runs rich, you risk burning the catalytic converter. Run it
    lean and you risk burning the valves (less common).

    Replace it now.
    John Horner, Dec 14, 2003
  7. Delpie

    Lee Cao Guest

    Not necessarily, a failed O2 censor leads to rich conditions, dramatically
    lowering fuel economy and lead to premature catalytic converter replacement.
    My advice is to replace the O2 sensor ASAP.

    Lee Cao
    Lee Cao, Dec 18, 2003
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