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Old 08-31-2002, 10:44 PM   #1
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I have a 1-wire O2 sensor im trying to check. I know that volt range is between .1-.9 volts. What I need to know is how do I hook up a volt-meter to check it???
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get a volt meter (digital) and hook the black lead upto hte chassis or engine block and attach the red lead to the wire coming off the sensor...

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voltage should be between 0.4xx - 0.6xx at idle
a little below 0.500 is perfect.
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ok thanks!
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voltage should be between 0.4xx - 0.6xx at idle
a little below 0.500 is perfect.
um, in closed loop?!?!?

i think not,

the voltage should swing from rich to lean at idle once the ECU is in closed loop.

with the AVERAGE voltage being around 0.5v

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Directly from the manual. "Warm engine to operating tempature. Unplug O2 sensor. Hook + lead to O2 and - lead to body ground. Hold engine at 4000 RPM for 30 seconds. Voltage should be .6v. Allow engine to idle. Voltage should have dropped below .4v when returning to idle."
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ive been runnig the o2 code since ive gotten my zc...ive tried everything to fix it..

anywayz my sensor reads .6v at 4k rpm but it takes like 2 minutes to go back down to like .49v

i think this is why im throwing the code...can someone tell my wats goin on..
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Ok...I grounded the - probe, and put the + probe on the O2 Sensor wire...started up the car, waited a while, and nothings moving on the voltmeter...any ideas?
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are you using a digital volt meter?

have you waited 10 minutes for the O2 sensor to heat up to operating temprature?

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voltage should be between 0.4xx - 0.6xx at idle
a little below 0.500 is perfect.

um, in closed loop?!?!?

i think not,

the voltage should swing from rich to lean at idle once the ECU is in closed loop.

with the AVERAGE voltage being around 0.5v

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Do I have to use a digital volt meter?
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yes you do.

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damn, I bought a analog one for nothing then...
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