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OT:Dodge Oxygen sensor

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by rrose, Jul 28, 2009.

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  1. rrose

    rrose TS Member

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    Would appreciate help; I have an 05 Dokota 3.7L 6cyl w 41,000 miles on it. Check engine light came on not long after my last oil change(Valvoline Quick)
    They spilled oil on the exhaust manifold and smoke poored out from under the hood but it quit after it burned off, then I discovered 3 weeks later that they did not close the air filter holder, so far that is all I found that they did wrong.
    The check engine light is on most of the time but does some times go off for several days. Code says high voltage to oxygen sensor, Does that mean there is a problem before the sensor or just that the sensor is going bad and needs replaced. How hard are they to change if I tackle it myself. I do appreciate any help I can get and I know we have many mechanical minds on here. Thanks
    randy
     
  2. CalvinMD

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    I would just button everything up then disconnect the battery overnight...it will recalibrate from static perameters and if there is a problem the code and light will reappear...if so take it to the dealer, it should be covered
     
  3. rrose

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    Calvin
    I did not think it would be covered under warranty as the miles are 41,000 and the warranty expired at 36,000.
    randy
     
  4. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    By fed law any pollution control control device must be covered for 5yr/50k...look in your manual or call a dealer
     
  5. TOOLMAKER 251

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    If it's emission related 50,000 warranty.
     
  6. Quack Shot

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    Emissions related items are usually covered by 5/50K. It sounds like a wiring issue. They might have shorted the B+ to the sensor lead when doing the oil change, if your code is correct. You didn't specify which code was set. Look for freeze frame data as well, that corresponds to the code. Also look for other codes that might have been set along with the primary code listed. It could be an intermittent concern, so it may be hardwer to find. If it was something the "oil change specialist" messed up, it will probably not be covered by the Emissions Warranty. I'd look around to see if there is any damage to the harness from the O2 sensor, like a pinched wire or harness. It could be an internal problem with the sensor, but since it corresponds to something that was done to the vehicle, that's your most likely source to start with.
     
  7. rrose

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    Thank you for the help.
    randy
     
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    Another thing is to double check that the correct weight oil was used. A co-worker has a Honda that requires 5w-20. 5w-30 will set off the check engine light, but I am not sure if the code is for the O2 sensor or not.
     
  9. BLACKDOG

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    I work at a Dodge dealer it does not have any 5/50,000 mi warranty. With a Po code is impossible to tell, however you need to know which sensor it is 1st. I suggest a dealer or someone that know's not CalivnMD
     
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    Go to a parts house and have the code cleared, see if it resets, then start your trouble shooting. O2 sensors are usually..... easy to change if you can get to them.
     
  11. CalvinMD

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    Its a Federal law Levi...has been since the first days of EGR and Catalytic converters...try denying servise on it and the EPA would be up your bum so quick your head would spin...ask AverageEd
     
  12. BLACKDOG

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    HEY CALVIN I DEAL WITH IDIOTS LIKE YOU EVERYDAY, IT IS NOT FEDERAL LAW, NEVER HAS BEEN AND NEVER WILL BE. ONLY MAYBE IN THE LAND OF FRUITS AND HUTS CA. MAYBE YOU STICK TO SOMETHING HAVE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT.
     
  13. Shooting Jack

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    Calvin, don't let him rattle your cage. As a prior service manager for Toyota, Buick and Ford it is as you stated. All vehicles except diesels come with a 5/50. My newest vehicles are both 07's and the manuals still say that they have the same coverages. Jackie B.

    Oh and I don't have any Dodge products but let us know where you work and what you do so we can avoid that dealership.
     
  14. BLACKDOG

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    I really do not care what Toyota, Buick or Ford. The Oxy sensor IS NOT PART of the Fedeal Emissions, I just picked out a vehicle had parts look up the # and ran it threw Chrysler, " not covered by warranty" Like I said, I deal with people that THINK they now every thing but do not.
     
  15. Lee Dodge

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    Finally a person on here really knows what they are talking about. You guys need to learn how to read and and tell levi he is right. Federal emission warranty on 2009 Toyota and Ford is 3 yr or 36,000 mile. Unless you live in California and then it may be different. Over 8500 GVW is 5/50. Certain emission parts are 8/80. Oxygen sensors are only covered for 3/36. Good job Levi. Lee Dodge, service manager at Ford, Mercury, Toyota for over 20 yrs.
     
  16. Quack Shot

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    Actually, the EPA has a different take on it. The manufacturers can add to the basic emissions warranty, and some parts may be considered to be replaced as part of routine maintenance. Some States and localities have different regulations as well. Here's the URL for the EPA's take on it. http://www.epa.gov/obd/warranties.htm Here's a typical one for a Ford vehicle in the 2010 model year: http://www.fordvehicles.com/cars/fusion/2010/warranty/emissions-warranty/

    Here's some for the 2005 Dakota from: http://consumerguideauto.howstuffworks.com/2005-dodge-dakota-14.htm They must have had a poor interpreter, since the spelling is incorrect and they have confused corrosion with emission.

    Vehicle Warranty
    Class Year/Miles Comments
    Basic Years 3
    Basic Miles/km 36,000
    Drivetrain Years 7
    Drivetrain Miles/km 70,000
    Corrosion Years 5
    Corrosion Miles/km 100,000
    Roadside Assistance Years 3
    Roadside Assistance Miles/km 36,000

    Manufacturers may periodically offer additional coverage as a purchase incentive. There offers are not reflected on this chart. The federal government requires two other warranties. The Exhaust Emission Warranty covers corrosion-related parts for 2 years/24,000 miles, plus 8 years/80,000 miles on the catalytic converter and any on-board diagnostic device. The Passenger Restraint Warranty covers seat belts and airbags for 5 years/50,000 miles.

    My assumption of the 5/50 was incorreect for the model year involved. It's now 2/24 for emissions test failure and 8/80 for certain major components. Rosebuster, Looks like it's going to come out of your pocket in one way or the other.
     
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