you mean where all the spark plug wires go? i just changed that out not too long ago along with the rotor to it.
This is a picture of a Toyota Prius exhaust, it's the best I can do right now so it will have to work. Down at the bottom of the picture there is an oxygen sensor plugged into the exhaust, right after the catalytic converter. It's the thing with the wire coming off of it and the blue connector (to the left).
This is a close up picture of an oxygen sensor installed in the pipe.
This is a picture looking into the exhaust towards the oxygen sensor. You can see the sensing device inside the exhaust and the rest of the oxygen sensor outside of the exhaust.
so is this going to be on the top or underneath of the engine? left side? right side?
i dont know too much about engines honestly which is why i was just trying to get a big overview pic of it.
thanks for the help too man..youre a gentleman and a scholar.
If it's not there, it will be in the exhaust manifold (left or right, I'm not sure) where they come out of the engine.
how bad is this for my engine? i can get it done myself but it wont be for a minute...
and how can i get my truck to get better gas mileage? i have a 22 gallon tank and get about 300 miles per tank. i have changed the plugs, wires and air cleaner but what else can i do?
I do use GFI breakers though.
Big mike ,you can remove the tailgate,increase tire pressure to the max,and eliminate any excess weight,but changing the way you drive will probably result in the biggest change you can effect.
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You can start by replacing that bad oxygen sensor.
Seriously though. They oxygen sensor reads the oxygen content of the exhaust so that the computer knows how rich (more gas) or lean (less gas) the car is running. If the oxygen sensor is reading the oxygen content incorrectly, it could cause your truck to run too rich and thus wasting gas. You'll probably notice a performance difference as well once your truck has the proper air fuel mixture going to the cylinders.
is it hurting my engine badly? like i said I can replace it in about a week but I dont want to hurt the truck either.
And Mike... It can be very bad for your engine depending on how the oxygen sensor has failed. If it's causing the truck to run super lean, it will burn up the catalytic converter and possibly intake/exhaust valves over a period of time.
If you oxygen sensor truly is bad, have it replaced. You'll thank me later.
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