I wanted to know if it was safe to run my car without the upstream Oxygen Sensor (bank 1). I believe the problem is a short in the wiring harness that the 02 sensor connects to. It is throwing out a code P0132, which I looked up and that seems to be the problem. I have tried to replace it twice, just in case it was a bad sensor. It is not the sensor. And I do not have the money to take it to a shop, and I am not that confident to take apart the dashboard, trace back the short in the harness, and try to repair it myself. I had heard people doing away with the catalytic converter, and sensors as a whole, and just plugging the holes where the sensors were. I need a real answer, not just the company policy of Keep it stock, it is not safe because (secretly we want you
to pay hundreds of dollars at a shop for something that the car does not need to function). So, would it actually damage the car if I ran it without the sensor, and just put a plug in it?
have the same problem?
Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 AT 1:41 PM