Oxygen Sensor Replacement Estimate for Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf Oxygen Sensor Replacement costs $219 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$106 to $377
Labor: $70 -$112
Parts: $36 -$265
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$164 to 659
Average Shop price
$128 to 447
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1990 Volkswagen GolfL4-1.8LService typeOxygen Sensor - Front/Upper/Upstream ReplacementYourMechanic Price$303.85Shop/Dealer Price$376.84 - $563.12
2003 Volkswagen GolfL4-2.0LService typeOxygen Sensor - Front/Upper/Upstream ReplacementYourMechanic Price$219.65Shop/Dealer Price$271.66 - $394.84
2012 Volkswagen GolfL5-2.5LService typeOxygen Sensor - Rear/Lower/Downstream ReplacementYourMechanic Price$248.66Shop/Dealer Price$307.87 - $452.78
2013 Volkswagen GolfL5-2.5LService typeOxygen Sensor - Front/Upper/Upstream ReplacementYourMechanic Price$350.63Shop/Dealer Price$435.36 - $656.76
2006 Volkswagen GolfL4-1.8L TurboService typeOxygen Sensor - Front/Upper/Upstream ReplacementYourMechanic Price$264.61Shop/Dealer Price$326.61 - $466.83
2012 Volkswagen GolfL4-2.0L Turbo DieselService typeOxygen Sensor - Front/Upper/Upstream ReplacementYourMechanic Price$251.65Shop/Dealer Price$311.58 - $458.70
2011 Volkswagen GolfL5-2.5LService typeOxygen Sensor - Rear/Lower/Downstream ReplacementYourMechanic Price$185.64Shop/Dealer Price$229.15 - $326.84
1988 Volkswagen GolfL4-1.8LService typeOxygen Sensor - Front/Upper/Upstream ReplacementYourMechanic Price$162.77Shop/Dealer Price$200.55 - $281.07
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Anthony showed up right on time and fixed sensor issue within an hour. Really impressed with his service.
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All about Oxygen Sensor Replacement

With each new model year, manufacturers are adding more oxygen sensors to better manage engine operation. Some high performance engines have an oxygen sensor for each cylinder as well as one for the rear of each catalytic convertor. The sensors are located either underneath the hood or underneath the car. The oxygen sensors are connected (screwed) to the exhaust pipe, either in front or back of the catalytic converter. The front (upstream) sensors measure the amount of oxygen in the exhaust system. The purpose of the front oxygen sensor(s) is to measure how rich or lean the gases are as the gases exit the combustion chamber. Depending upon whether the exhaust gas is lean (high in oxygen content) or rich (low in oxygen content), the amount of fuel entering the engine is adjusted by the engine management computer to try and maintain an ideal mixture that produces the lowest emissions output from the catalytic convertor. Rear (downstream) sensors are located behind the catalytic converter. The purpose of the rear oxygen sensor(s) is to monitor the oxygen content of the exhaust gases leaving the catalytic convertor. If one or more of the oxygen sensors are faulty, your car may not pass the emissions test. If you drive your car with a faulty oxygen sensor, you may get poor gas mileage and it can damage the catalytic converter.

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