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Old 01-10-2009, 06:51 PM   #1
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Using Universal 02 sensor?

i have been getting crappy gas mileage on my 97 geo prizm base (1.6L) and i just got 2 codes (p0130 and p0133) so its pretty much the 02 sensor thats turning bad.

its a 2 wire 02 sensor, would it be ok to solder the wires? i just dont want to throw the same codes again, and dont want to spend $120 for the sensor, when the universal one costs about 70.
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Old 01-11-2009, 03:48 PM   #2
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I used some universal sensors on a '96 Contour. I didn't solder the wires I just used heat shrink butt connectors and haven't had any problems with them. Check eBay for the sensors. I Was looking the other day and some people were selling 4 wire sensors for $20. each. I don't know whether they had any 2 wire sensors or not, but if they do it will save you a good bid of money.
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:56 PM   #3
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how is your FE specifically? you haven't added to your gas log.
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how is your FE specifically? you haven't added to your gas log.


im getting around 21- 23 mpg.i just didnt want to post it up because its kinda low, and seattle had a few big snow storms where my mpg dropped all the way down to 16 mpg. im just so used to getting 46 mpg on my old civic dx.


does anyone know where can i find a cheap o2 sensor online or ebay? i saw one thats for a corolla, but its range is from 88 - 95, 2 wire, cost 25 bucks. mines is a 2 wire and the ones i find is about 50 bucks or more
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Here's a two wire on ebay with a starting bid of $1.99.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/unive...Q5fAccessories

Or here is one buy it now for $16.41 US, but it would have to come from Austrailia.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...%3DI%26otn%3D2

Here's another buy it now at $16.01 US.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Top-Quality-Oxyg...3286.m63.l1177
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