1998 Honda Civic Q&A
1998 Honda Civic Question: Oxygen Sensor
It's hard to say how long you can drive with a bad O2 sensor. Driving for any prolonged period of time has some detrimental effect on the catalytic converter. An O2 sensor that gets lazy is one thing it doesn't properly track and trim fuel mixtures resulting a variance to fuel consumption and emission out put. A sensor that is failed all together can allow an engine to run extremely rich or lean, a failed heater circuit may be a lesser of the evil scenarios, the heater circuit gets the O2 Sensor up to operating temperate quicker and maintains it there when certain engine running criteria is not met. - patrick mannion
Primary oxygen sensor heater failures can cause a Check Engine light. Replacing the sensor is required to repair thi...
On certain models the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) can misinterpret the secondary oxygen sensor data and set a false Check Engine Light. A software update from Honda is needed for this issue.
what is the difference between heated and planer sensors and which one do i need for the rear sensor?
Both sensors have been replaced the o2 is fine but the pre cat air/fuel sensor is showing as no voltage. It is brand new and showed the voltage for 2 miles then the light came on and retested to f...
....org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> Impact damage to the front of the vehicle can cause the primary oxygen sensor to blow fuse 15 and cause the Check Engine light (MIL) to come on. In most cases the primary o...