O2 Sensor 2000 Camry V6

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Old 27 Aug 2006, 08:38 pm   #1 (permalink)
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My wife told me that while I was out of town, a warning light came on
in her 2000 Camry V6. She took it to the dealer and was told that an
O2 sensor was bad. They want over $220 to replace it. I have changed
O2 sensors on my other vehicles, but I do not know which one is "bank
1, sensor 1. Is this the one on the manifold at the front of the
engine? Also, I do not have a code reader. My next question is do I
need to clear the codes on this vehicle, or can I just change the
sensor? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks much!

John
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Old 27 Aug 2006, 11:00 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"Sparks" <radioguy1976@aol.com> wrote in message
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> My wife told me that while I was out of town, a warning light came on
> in her 2000 Camry V6. She took it to the dealer and was told that an
> O2 sensor was bad. They want over $220 to replace it. I have changed
> O2 sensors on my other vehicles, but I do not know which one is "bank
> 1, sensor 1. Is this the one on the manifold at the front of the
> engine? Also, I do not have a code reader. My next question is do I
> need to clear the codes on this vehicle, or can I just change the
> sensor? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks much!
>
> John


$220 is not bad for the inflated prices dealers normally charge for O2
sensors, so maybe it is a good idea to have the dealer do it since you
normally need a special tool to do it. One way to clear the codes is to pull
the fuse for the computer.


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Old 28 Aug 2006, 01:04 am   #3 (permalink)
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Bank 1 sensor 1 is the one on the exhaust manifold -- the one right
behind the radiator.

You can pull the ECM fuse for a minute to clear the codes. Or Autozone
help you with that with their loaner OBD-II readers.

Autozone will also lend you an oxygen sensor socket to remove the
thing. If you have a Calif model, then the sensor itself can cost $215;
if you have a non-Calif model, then the sensor is only $110. Better
yet, the universal sensor for the 2000 Camry non-Calif (Bosch #15733,
planar type) costs only $74.99 (Checkers, Kragen, Advance Auto), but
you'll have to splice the old connector, which is easy and the patented
Posi-Lock system works well.

Toyota had a TSB regarding bad Denso sensor designs and asked Denso to
redesign them. These oxygen sensors can damage the catalytic converter,
which is also covered under the emissions warranty. But you are way out
of warranty if covered under the TSB. Check with regional office to see
if they are willing to fix it under good-will.

The non-Calif sensor from Bosch is a planar type sensor (not sure about
the Calif sensor). The Bosch planar sensor is superior to the thimble
sensor Denso makes. The planars light up faster, use less power for the
heater, and are more resistant to contamination than thimbles because
of the design.

http://www.boschautoparts.com/Products/OxygenSensors





Sparks wrote:
> My wife told me that while I was out of town, a warning light came on
> in her 2000 Camry V6. She took it to the dealer and was told that an
> O2 sensor was bad. They want over $220 to replace it. I have changed
> O2 sensors on my other vehicles, but I do not know which one is "bank
> 1, sensor 1. Is this the one on the manifold at the front of the
> engine? Also, I do not have a code reader. My next question is do I
> need to clear the codes on this vehicle, or can I just change the
> sensor? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks much!
>
> John


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