2001 Ford F-150 catalytic convertor

Tiny
BOBBY MARTIN
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  • 2001 FORD F-150
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 73,000 MILES
Where is the oxygen sensor located?
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Thursday, December 20th, 2007 AT 8:54 AM

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Tiny
MERLIN2021
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On a V6 there are three of them, the upstream, or the before cat, are in the exhaust manifolds, or Y pipe before the converter, then 1 downstream just after the converter.
Striaght 6 1 before and 1 after the converter.
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Thursday, December 20th, 2007 AT 9:02 AM
Tiny
FLEXY5
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Are you asking because you got P0171, P0174 codes? If you did, don't replace the O2 sensors, it won't help.

Dave
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Thursday, December 20th, 2007 AT 6:54 PM
Tiny
TWANGER1994
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Would you explain a little more? Where are you going with this. Thanks mike
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Thursday, June 18th, 2009 AT 10:59 PM
Tiny
MERLIN2021
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Six cylinder 4.0 had a plastic manifold, and it developed a leak in the seam between the two halves, spray some gumout an the manifold with the engine running, if idle changes, you have a leak, and need to seal that to get rid of the codes.
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Friday, June 19th, 2009 AT 12:41 PM
Tiny
TWANGER1994
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Thanx merlin. I seen it happen on a 00 crown Vikki. Let me ask you, I got those two codes from an autozone store employee. I just got my own scanner tool and much to my surprise they didn't tell me all the DTC's. I also have a p0430 catalyst efficiency below threshold bank 2. Could that be causing the p0171, p0174? Or vise versa?
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Sunday, June 21st, 2009 AT 10:15 AM
Tiny
MERLIN2021
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It's not impossible, what you need is a scanner that reads live sensor data, and you can monitor the 02 sensors, the upstream 02's should be constantly switching between 0 and 1 volt, and the downstream(after the cat) should remain fairly even, with 73,000 it's not usually a bad 02, but it snt impossble. 171 and 174 can be set by a vacuum leak, use TBI spray cleaner and spray around manifold and vac lines, if idle changes, you found a leak, repair all leaks, clear codes and see if they set again. The other thing about 02 sensors, if they get oil or grease on the wires, it WILL affect thier ability to perform, these sensors actually breath through the wires!
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Monday, June 22nd, 2009 AT 2:26 PM

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