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Old 02-07-2011, 08:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Oxygen sensor replacement

Hi guys,
My 2001 XL7 have the service light on, and the diagnostic codes I get are:
P0131 - Oxygen Sensor Circuit/Heater Low Voltage (Bank 1, Sensor 1)
P0133 - Oxygen Sensor Circuit/Heater Slow Response (Bank 1, Sensor 1)
P0131 - Oxygen Sensor Heater Circuit (Bank 1, Sensor 1)

So, my understanding is that it's time to replace the oxygen sensor...

First question: how difficult is to change it? I read that you need to go under the car to replace it. Can I do it without lift up the car? Can I use one of those plastic blocks to lift the front of the car to do an oil change?

Second question: I read you need some special tools to replace the sensor. What is it exactly? Can I do it with just a normal wrench?

What is Bank 1 Sensor 1? Is it the one on the driver side or passenger side?

I was thinking to get this sensor:
Advance Auto Parts: Premium Oxygen Sensor with OE SmartLink™ by Bosch - Part 15730

Any other advices from the experts?

Thank you in advance for any help!

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It's ALL in here, Fab...

http://www.suzuki-forums.com/suzuki-...n-sensors.html
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A-Ah! Thanks Max!
Since the pics you posted there are for the GV/XL7 2.5L it's perfect!
Thanks again!
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I was looking at your old posts. Did you ever get a Service Manual? If not, check this thread out.

http://www.suzuki-forums.com/suzuki-...st-new-xl.html
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Hey Max, one last question.
Do you think I can access the sensor with this tool:

Amazon.com: Neiko Tools O2 Oxygen Sensor Flex Head Wrench: Home Improvement Amazon.com: Neiko Tools O2 Oxygen Sensor Flex Head Wrench: Home Improvement

Alternatively I saw many other tools, but price range from very-little to way-too-much...

Thanks a lot
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By design, yes. But I don't see the MM size listed?
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The size of the tool should be 22mm standard for all the oxygen sensor... and the page says also:
> Hex: 7/8-inch (22mm), 6 point

Cool I'll get that too (noticed that Amazon carry also the heated Bosch oxygen sensor I need).

Regarding the service manual, no I gave up... and I haven't been following the forum too much. But the link you provided is great, I'm downloading the PDFs now... (boy that download site is really a PITA...).
The svc manual will be very helpful also to fix few other small issues (before the problem with the oxygen sensor, the service light was turning on once in a while because of a problem with the evaporative system... or something like that, don't remember anymore as I got so used to ignore it...)
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Yep. 7/8". That's it.

Yeah, I read that the SM download site can be a pain.
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Those service manuals are awesome!
Thanks again Max. I guess this weekend is fix-the-car day!
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With all those codes I would be investigating the wireing/connections first. Philip
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