Heated Oxygen Sensor-can you install a 2003 part in a 1992 3.3L v6 Vin=R?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Tom Muller, May 21, 2004.

  1. Tom Muller

    Tom Muller Guest

    Hi, My old 92 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE needs a new Oxygen sensor. Since the
    v6 motor is basically the same on the new generation vehicle i would like to
    know if the newer type sensor can be used as it is probably more able to
    keep the mixture an the specified range. I do not know whether the
    Electronics are similar.

    I am from South Africa, Any idea where i can purchase a Heated Oxygen Sensor
    at a reasonable cost?
    Tom Muller, May 21, 2004
  2. Tom Muller

    mic canic Guest

    NO it doesn't work this way on sensors
    mic canic, May 22, 2004
  3. Tom Muller

    André Guest


    First, make sure that the old one is broken:
    Dismount the sensor, and identify the wires:
    4 wires, of which 2 are heater (low resistance between these wires)
    The other 2 are for the sensor (one is GND, other is SENSE, sensor output).
    If i recall, GND is black, SENSE is grey.
    Heat the sensor with a propane burner until red hot, and measure the sensor
    output (GND and SENSE) with a DVM.
    You should get about 1V output. Replace sensor if output is under 0.9V.
    Use copper grease on thread when re-installing.

    André, May 25, 2004
  4. This "test" is not *nearly* sensitive enough to discern a good from a bad
    O2 sensor. They don't just fail "dead", they also fail "lazy" -- that is,
    they still respond, but much too slowly, and driveability, economy and
    emissions all worsen.

    The O2S is a maintenance item.

    Daniel J. Stern, May 25, 2004
  5. Your '92 V6 should already be equipped with a heated O2 sensor. Use the
    correct sensor for the vehicle in which it is being installed -- that is
    what the rest of the engine management system is designed to work with,
    and there is no advantage to using a different type. Do not use a Bosch
    brand O2 sensor; they do not work well or last long in Chrysler products.

    Daniel J. Stern, May 25, 2004
  6. Tom Muller

    mic canic Guest

    that is the scarest funking thing i have read here yet to date
    mic canic, May 27, 2004
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