1996 Mazda 626 problems caused by driving with bad O2 sensors

Tiny
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  • 1996 MAZDA 626
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
1996 Mazda 626 mileage: 130,000. What are all the problems that a failed oxygen sensor causes if I keep driving my Mazda 626 (96)? Will my car quit on me or anything? What am I in danger of as far as hurting my car?
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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 AT 10:02 PM

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Tiny
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Oxygen sensors read the fuel mixture in the exhaust and send the information to the computer. The computer then adjusts the fuel mixture. By not replacing faulty oxygen sensors, you can expect that your check engine light will eventually come on accompanied by erratic idle and poor running. Your car probably will not quit running and there should not be any damage done to it by driving it with faulty oxygen sensors.
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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 AT 10:04 PM

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