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Old 05-16-2005, 08:10 PM
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Windstar O2 sensor replacement, which side bank 2?

Since my Windstar isn't a truck I thought I'd ask in this forum. Which side is bank 2? I'm replacing an Heated Oxygen Sensor. I had the codes pulled, but I can't find which bank is 1 and which is 2. I finally found a Haynes Manual and it doesn't say. That is one hard to find manual. Anyway, hope it's a simple enough question.
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Old 05-16-2005, 10:19 PM
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Bank 2 is the left or front bank on a BreakWindstar.
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Bank one would be the side of the engine that the #1 cylinder is on, bank two would be the other side.
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This (should) goes without saying, but hope you have tested your sensor for proper operation before you toss one out because of a code.

The O2 sensor really only goes bad due to age and the crud that accumulates on it over time.

Basically, we don't care for you to pay for a sensor when giviing us the code to pick at may diagnose a bad fuel pump because the O2 isn't puckup up a high enough fuel mix from the exhaust....
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This (should) goes without saying, but hope you have tested your sensor for proper operation before you toss one out because of a code.

The O2 sensor really only goes bad due to age and the crud that accumulates on it over time.

Basically, we don't care for you to pay for a sensor when giviing us the code to pick at may diagnose a bad fuel pump because the O2 isn't puckup up a high enough fuel mix from the exhaust....

How do you easily connect your multi-meter to the O2 sensor for testing? The O2 sensor's power leads must be connected for testing, yet you need to tap into the wire to test it.
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When in doubt replace it. Chances are if it's setting a code it's shot anyway. These newer cars and truck are a lot better at diagnosing themselves than the older ones.
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Thanks for all the info. I replaced the front ( left side since the engine is in there sideways), O2S, cleared the codes and and it's running real nice. Since another trouble code hasn't shown up yet, I figure I'm in the clear in that department until the other O2 sensors start going. I'll just replace 'em as they go out. Fortunately all four are pretty accessible. I haven't tossed the old O2S out yet, I figure i'll test it to make sure. First things last, I know Bass Ackwards.
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