02 SENSOR

2002 Honda Civic

Tiny

jrt160

January, 30, 2007 AT 5:57 PM

I broke my 02 sensor while trying to change it, and was wondering if the car will die on me if driven without it temporarily. Thanks

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Tiny

Bruce Hunt

January, 30, 2007 AT 6:01 PM

Which one did you break? There are more than one. Now if it is the bottom one and I say this based on a guess that you have a 4 cylinder, you might notice a small idle problem and a loss of fuel economy. The upper O2 may cause the idle to be worse, etc. I have driven with the lower disconnected for about a 1000 miles without any noticeable difference. I would imagine and hope that the check engine light is on.

Tiny

jrt160

January, 30, 2007 AT 6:06 PM

Actually I didn't know there were more then one on it, but it is the one right below the manifold.
Thanks for your help.

Tiny

Bruce Hunt

January, 30, 2007 AT 10:08 PM

That is the most critical one and I would get it replaced very soon. They are available at the local car parts store or online. Can't remember the website but the is one that just handles O2 sensors and they carry them all. They were quite reasonable. They have them on ebay.

Replace it. You car will thank you and the environment will thank you too!

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