1999 Toyota Camry 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 99,000 miles
My son drives this 1999 Camry that has over 100 thousand miles. It is driving well- may need brake repair(squeaking sound). The Oxygen Sensor light has been on for at least 6 mos and we know it will fail emission control inspection in the spring and thus my son can not get his registration renewed. In terms of the O2 sensor malfuntion(I believe the Code is PO136), what steps should we take next? We do not want to spend alot of additional money with this repair. Is there a way my husband can disable the system so that we can get through emission testing? Thanks for any feedback. Susan
P0136 is the O2 sensor (Bank1, Sensor2) between the underneath catalytic converter and middle muffler.
Dealer MSRP is $140.00. I saw it on one toyota dealer in the internet for $108.
To replace: Unhook the wiring connector and unscrew the O2 sensor with the right wench.
To reset the check engine light. Remove one terminal of the battery, wait for a minute and put it back on. Computer is resetting, you have to run it around 50 to 100 miles before computer resets fully.
Getting it smog check before 50 miles will also fail the smog inspection. Reason: Computer not ready, still resetting all monitors.