In most cases, a slow response DTC gets fixed with oxygen sensor replacement. What do you do when multiple sensors won’t fix it? Even though the root problem on this Hyundai was human error, the tests and methods I’m showing are still applicable to any vehicle using ‘normal’ zirconia O2 sensors.

Engine Performance Diagnostics chapter 5

symptoms 50

  • check engine light (P0133)

fix 50

  • corrected the swapped O2 sensor connectors

test shown enh 50

  • how to use scan data to evaluate O2 sensor performance, frequency and amplitude
  • how to use scan data/trouble codes while unplugging O2 sensors to identify sensor location
  • understanding how trouble codes can force an open loop condition
  • how to identify closed loop operation based on upstream O2 signal and STFT
  • identifying O2 sensor wires based on sensor-side wire colors
  • causes of an O2 slow response trouble code

Tools used

  • scan tool

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Playlist

(Chapters 4 and 5) Fuel Trim and Oxygen Sensor Testing

Related videos:

2002 Isuzu Rodeo (misfire, low power case study, reversed O2 connectors):

How to Test a Catalytic Converter (P0420 case study):

Oxygen Sensor Slow Response test (P0134) - Nissan:

O2 sensor testing (fixed lean) P0174, P0154, P0155 - Mitsubishi:

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