2006 Volkswagen Golf Lamda Sensor

Tiny
SARAHMURPHY0712
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  • 2006 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF
  • 1.6L
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 96,000 MILES
There is a engine mgt. Light coming on my dashboard, When plugged in it states that the lamda sensor is faulty, however my car past the NCT as the emissions were not affected and the mechanic advised the sensor is faulty.

I replaced the second sensor on the car and the light was switched off however this morning the light came back on.

Can you shed some light on this please?
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Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 AT 2:28 AM

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Tiny
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There's many potential codes related to that sensor. Since you didn't list the specific code, I can only share that diagnostic fault codes never say to replace parts or that they're bad. They only list the circuit or system that needs further diagnosis, or the unacceptable operating condition. The sensor referenced in a code is only the cause of that code about half of the time. You also have to look for wiring problems like corroded splices or connector terminals, stretched connector terminals, cut or bare wires, and things like that.

No professional should tell you a part is defective without properly diagnosing it as such unless it's a real common problem.
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Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 AT 3:28 PM
Tiny
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The code that is coming up is p2626
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Thursday, September 11th, 2014 AT 3:23 AM
Tiny
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We don't have listings up that high. Do you know the exact description of it?
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Thursday, September 11th, 2014 AT 8:40 PM
Tiny
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http://www.gerritspeek.nl/vag-com_dtc-19058.html

Thomas
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Friday, September 12th, 2014 AT 1:37 PM
Tiny
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O2 Sensor Pumping Current Trim Bank 1 Sensor 1

All the rest is in German. I don't know what to make of this. Does it mean the oxygen sensor is detecting an unacceptable condition, possibly related to other sensors causing that unacceptable condition, or is the oxygen sensor NOT working properly, and that's what the computer detected?
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Friday, September 12th, 2014 AT 6:56 PM

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