Jerry 2011-12-07 18:31:40
Code P0157 shows up. Know it stands for HO2S Circuit Low Voltage Bank 2
Sensor 2 . Anybody know what that means?
Scootter 2011-12-07 18:31:54
Oxygen sensor input voltage maintained below normal operating range.
Possible bad sensor..connection or contamination
Bonecrkr 2011-12-08 00:36:16
Sensor 2 Bank 2 is the left rear oxygen sensor. It problably is bad
and needs to be replaced before your next inspection. The rear oxygen
sensor just monitors what is coming out and isn t as important as the
front oxygen sensor. The car will still run properly if you don t
replace it but will not pass inspection, in most states, if you don t
replace it. The part is inexpensive (about $30) but is hard to
replace without the proper tool. They make a special socket for
replacing oxygen sensors. You should be able to pick up the socket
for $15-$20. It has an opening for the attached wire. You could try
to remove the old one with an open ended wrench but you will probably
strip it. It s a 22 mm or 7/8 inch
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Maxpower 2011-12-08 00:36:23
You don’t need the tool, cut the wire off the old sensor which will now
allow a box 7/8 wrench to remove it. when installing it, just use the open
end 7/8 wrench.
Raymond sirois 2011-12-08 00:36:50
Wouldn’t hurt to soak the h*** out of it with some Liquid Wrench,
WD-40, PB, or some other penetrating oil either. Those suckers can be
tough to get out and any help you can get would be good.
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