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Indicators Of A Bad Oxygen Sensor

indicators of a bad oxygen sensor

Bob Howard Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram can help you identify the indicators of a bad oxygen sensor.

There are many different sensors a car uses on a day-to-day basis, perhaps one of the most vital sensors is an oxygen sensor, which is needed for a vehicle to perform at its very best. With all of the exhaust gases any car produces, your car needs something that recognizes the oxygen levels in the exhaust gases. The O2 sensor plays an important part to play in tracking a car’s O2 levels to make sure the engine is correctly burning its fuel. A functional O2 sensor can be an important cog for a consistent running car. Still, a bad oxygen sensor can most likely lead to poor fuel efficiency, a bad odor from your car, and a poorly running engine. Here you’ll learn more about symptoms to watch for while using your car that can be telltale signs of a failed oxygen sensor.

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The Issues A Bad Oxygen Sensor May Cause

A Failing Oxygen Sensor Can Cause Issues, What Are They?

Whenever you’re ever riding on the road and smell anything rotten from your car, that could be a quick sign that your O2 sensor is going bad. If you begin to pick up on any differences from poor engine performance, loud noises, or misfires, this can be a symptom of your O2 sensor potentially having problems. One of the worst things that could be can be caused by a failed O2 sensor is a catalytic converter failing without warning, which may be a headache to deal with.

What Causes An Oxygen Sensor To Fail?

My Vehicle’s O2 Sensor Failed, What Happened?

Similar to many other components of a car, oxygen sensors could break down over time and begin to fail. But if you don’t pay attention, a failed oxygen sensor can begin to bring huge issues throughout your car. A build-up of contaminated oil ash or coolant can cause an O2 sensor to fail, so your choice in fuel or oil is super important. If you’re noticing any problems like the ones listed above, it’s best to visit our professional mechanics, who can get you hooked up with an OEM O2 sensor replacement.

Can I Drive A Vehicle With A Bad O2 Sensor?

If The O2 Sensor Fails, Is It Okay To Drive My Vehicle?

It’s better that you stray away from using your car with a failed O2 sensor as your powertrain isn’t running on the right fuel mixture. While it may seem okay in the beginning, if the engine is running rich and using too much fuel it could begin to clog the catalytic converter. Looking at the possible cost to replace O2 sensors is less than purchasing a brand-new catalytic converter, it’s worth making the investment earlier. Also, if your car has over 60,000 miles or is more than 15 years old you should think about replacing your oxygen sensors for better performance and lower pollution.

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Schedule Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Service In Oklahoma City

Bob Howard Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is a great place to get vehicle repair in the Oklahoma City area. We gladly service all makes and models of vehicles. Visit our dealership online or in person to schedule service and repair for your car, truck, SUV, or minivan. Our knowledgeable technicians are ready to serve you.

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  • No Charge Worry-Free Maintenance
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  • Dedicated 24/7 Owner Support
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