CAR MISSES BADLY

  • Tiny
  • kbeucke
  • 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • manual
  • 160,000 miles

I have a 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse. It is running very badly. At times it runs fine but others will barely stay running. I just had the code read at Autozone and it said the Up stream oxygen sensor and miss in cylinders 2 and 3. My question is can a bad oxygen sensor actually make the car run this badly. Do you think replacing it will take care of things?

Friday, March 11th, 2011 AT 4:07 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
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What were the exact code numbers?

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Friday, March 11th, 2011 AT 4:17 PM
  • Tiny
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I don't know I did not read it.

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Friday, March 11th, 2011 AT 4:35 PM
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We would need those to tell you anything. There are at least a dozen different codes referring to 0/2 sensors and it's rarely the sensor itself at fault.

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Friday, March 11th, 2011 AT 4:40 PM
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Codes read said the Up stream oxygen sensor and miss in cylinders 2 and 3. 132 PO 134 PO

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Friday, March 11th, 2011 AT 5:28 PM
  • Tiny
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I doubt those numbers are correct since they have conflicting meanings. It's very important to get those right.

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Friday, March 11th, 2011 AT 5:32 PM
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Can you tell me the meaning of both as I don't think the car will make it again.

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Friday, March 11th, 2011 AT 5:34 PM
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P0132 O2 Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank 1 Sensor 1)
****P0134 O2 Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank 1 Sensor 1)

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Friday, March 11th, 2011 AT 5:36 PM
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Can you explain that in English?

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Friday, March 11th, 2011 AT 5:39 PM
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So I still no nothing. Can you give me ideas of what to replace? Do I replace the O2 sensor?

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Friday, March 11th, 2011 AT 8:03 PM
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I advised you that I can't tell you anything without accurate information and even then it's going to require some tools and testing.

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Friday, March 11th, 2011 AT 8:11 PM

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