ParkAvenue 1997-1999

Heated Oxygen Sensor

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Testing



  1. Visually check the connector, making sure it is engaged properly and all of the terminals are straight, tight and free of corrosion.
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  3. Detach the sensor electrical connector and check resistance between terminals C and D. Resistance should be 10-15 ohms at 79°F. If resistance is not within specifications, the sensor heater is faulty.
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  5. If resistance is within specification, check for battery positive (B+) between connector terminals C and D with the ignition ON . If battery positive (B+) is not present, check the circuit continuity back to the PCM. If the circuits are functioning properly, the PCM may be faulty.
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Fig. Schematic of a Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) circuit

  1. Check the HO2S sensor voltage between terminals A and B with the engine OFF . The voltage should be between 350-500 millivolts. If the voltage doesn't fall within that range, the sensor is faulty.
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  3. If the voltage is within specifications, recheck the voltage after heating the engine to normal operating temperature. With the engine running at 1200 rpm, then voltage should vary between 100-900 millivolts. If the voltage is not varying or not within the range, the sensor is faulty.
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  5. If the voltage is within specifications, check the circuits back to the PCM for continuity.
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  7. If the sensor and circuits are functioning properly, the PCM may be faulty.
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