1995 Ford Taurus oxygen sensor

Tiny
TBUCSFAN56
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  • 1995 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 106,000 MILES
I understand there are two of them. Does anyone know where they are located? I figure if I replace one I may as well replace the other.
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Friday, May 2nd, 2008 AT 7:18 PM

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Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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On the exhaust system before and after the catalytic converter
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Friday, May 2nd, 2008 AT 9:25 PM
Tiny
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Why are you replacing them, are there codes to tell you there's a problem? If not, don't waste your money. Save it for gas. When the o2 sensors exceed parameters or there is another issue involving them, the light will come on.
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Sunday, May 4th, 2008 AT 8:52 PM
Tiny
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My daughter took it in to a shop because the check engine light came on and they read the code which pointed to the oxy sensors. Prior to this the car was running a little on the crappy side. We replaced them and it is running much better. If you have another angle I am open to any help. I would like to thank everyone for their help on this board.
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Monday, May 5th, 2008 AT 5:27 AM
Tiny
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So you replaced both sensors? Unusual for both to fail. Some codes indicate lean or rich switching issues which are not directly caused by the o2 sensors, but by another component.
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Monday, May 5th, 2008 AT 3:59 PM
Tiny
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Yes, Both, they were original parts and I had no way of testing them. Wastiful? Yes. If this maybe another component I am open to what this maybe. Thanks in advanced. I really appreciate your help!
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Monday, May 5th, 2008 AT 6:34 PM
Tiny
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I agree
codes will help
but if the o2 sensor indicating running lean or rich that's mean you have a vacuum leak or some other issue going on
and it need to be checked
check for an exhaust leak before the o2 sensors

I would start by checking for vacuum leaks
check the basic 1st
good luck
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Monday, May 5th, 2008 AT 7:41 PM

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