Q: Oxygen sensor

asked by on

I have an engine light on. The DTC code is P0132. This indicates oxygen sensor bank 1 sensor 1. I'm trying to get estimate. Is this upper or lower stream?

My car has 107665 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The code P0132 is for the O2 sensor in the rear manifold of the engine. The code is for a short to power and should be checked to see if the harness is shorted. You should not have the sensor changed without first having the complete code pinpoint test done to isolate the O2 sensor has failed. You may get lucky if replacing the sensor but would not recommend it until a full diagnostics is done. There has been harness chafing on these vehicles that shorts the sensors to power.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Oxygen sensor

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Hi Noe! Happy to talk with you! My 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L V6 engin is leaking the coolant green water. i don t know where?

Hi there. It's quite possible that you have a few things going on with your Grand Caravan that are causing these issues ranging from a damaged thermostat, radiator fan motor, or even an obstruction of coolant inside the heater core....

Q: Spark plugs

Ignition coils are not a maintenance item. Coils should only be replaced if they are directly tested, and fail, using approved factory authorized techniques. Coils should never be replaced solely on the basis of an OBD-II trouble code either; again;...

Q: lately my van often doesn't start on the 1st, 2nd, or thirtieth try.

Hello. First of all, 500 amps is too high. Most starters pull 150-300 amps. With the other symptoms you describe, I am fairly certain you have a bad connection in the starting system. Starting systems have two circuits. One...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...