By 2X2KOB, November 13, 2006 in 1990 to existing Legacy, Impreza, Outback, Forester, Baja, WRX&WrxSTI, SVX



I have actually the P0420 code and I need to readjust the front oxygen sensor on mine 2000 tradition Outback. I ordered a new sensor from one of the websites, but I"m pretty certain I was sent out the wrong part because it had actually a 4 conductor electrical connector and the existing component installed top top the car has a 6 conductor electric connector. The seller claimed return it, however that"s the only component they display for this application. It"s supposed to be an OEM replacement, no a generic. Has actually anyone right here replaced an oxygen sensor recently on a 2000 Outback and also can girlfriend tell me, go it have actually a 4 wire or a six wire connector?


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porcupine73 71



porcupine73 71

Obligate carnivoreMembers 715251 postsBuffalo, NY
Posted November 13, 2006

Hi, I have an "00OBW, yet the former o2 sensor was replaced under recall so i haven"t really acquired a an excellent look in ~ it, return if no one posts anything conclusive by this evening I"ll take it a look when I acquire home indigenous work.

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Are you certain the exploit you were looking at was only for the prior o2 sensor and not the plus miscellaneous else? as you currently know usually they"re 3 or 4 wires, one or two for the heater, and also two for the signal.


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Posted November 13, 2006
I have actually the P0420 code and also I require to readjust the former oxygen sensor on mine 2000 heritage Outback. Ns ordered a brand-new sensor from one of the websites, yet I"m pretty sure I was sent out the wrong part because it had a 4 conductor electric connector and the existing component installed on the car has a 6 conductor electrical connector. The seller claimed return it, however that"s the only part they show for this application. It"s claimed to it is in an OEM replacement, no a generic. Has actually anyone here replaced an oxygen sensor lately on a 2000 Outback and also can you tell me, walk it have a 4 wire or a six wire connector?

 

Did you buy that from a subaru dealer?

 

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2X2KOB 11



2X2KOB 11

Subaru Fanatic!Members 11393 postsMidstate MO
Posted November 13, 2006

No, i didn"t get it indigenous a dealer. It to be identified and advertised as an OEM replacement, though.

 

The connector ns was looking in ~ is situated directly below the right side the the waiting filter housing, and it"s a six pin rectangle-shaped connector.

 

I"m about as sure as I can be that the connector and harness i was spring at to be for the former O2 sensor only. The wiring went only to the sensor. This is weird - ns would intend O2 sensor wiring to have four wires, also. The factory service manual wiring chart shows 4 wires.

 

The point that I"m looking in ~ that ns think is the front oxygen sensor is screwed right into the cat convertor nearby to wherein the left and also right pipes join together, situated right behind the appropriate side inside CV joint boot. Is the right?


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porcupine73 71

Obligate carnivoreMembers 715251 postsBuffalo, NY
Posted November 13, 2006

Ok dude I"ll walk out and also look at mine right now, first I have actually to discover a flashlight, man it gets dark here prior to I leave occupational now, climate I"ll edit this write-up with the results.

 

edit: well gadzooks! You"re best that connector does have 6 pins. And also it has at least 5 wires going come what I"m guessing is the former o2 sensor appropriate where you defined it. So ns don"t recognize what come think other than is some o2 sensor type I to be unfamiliar with, or no all those wires room used. I"m pretty certain that connector walk to only the front o2 sensor, at the very least that"s what it appears to be. Here"s the finest pic I can get of the subject connector in the dark.

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2X2KOB 11

Subaru Fanatic!Members 11393 postsMidstate MO
Posted November 14, 2006

Morning,

 

Thanks very much because that taking the time to examine your car and also post the photo. Yours looks just like mine, so now I"m convinced that they sent me the wrong part. I"ll have to obtain one from a genuine Subaru dealer.


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porcupine73 71

Obligate carnivoreMembers 715251 postsBuffalo, NY
Posted November 14, 2006

I wonder what those other wires space for. Maybe an rtd or other to measure up temp I have no idea. Are you conscious of the recall because that front o2 sensor instead of on this vehicles? ns don"t recognize if your is in the VIN range but mine was changed under recall before I bought it, something about some small piece top top the tip might break off and also get grounding in the cat or something.


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2X2KOB 11

Subaru Fanatic!Members 11393 postsMidstate MO
Posted November 14, 2006

If (when) I get my hands on a new one and install it, I"ll take the old one apart and also see what"s up v the extra wires.

 

This sensor was readjusted several years earlier on the recall, before I got the car. I may have a negative front oxygen sensor or maybe a poor cat, yet I want to readjust the sensor an initial and watch if that gets rid the the P0420 code. Critical week I adjusted the behind oxygen sensor through an OEM replacement, didn"t aid with the code. Thanks...


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skizix 10

USMB RegularMembers 1099 postsBoulder
Posted November 14, 2006

FWIW...I to be told by the dealer the emissions-related recalls expire once you"re over 80,000 miles.

 

I had actually my ECU reflashed at the dealer, which was a recall, emission-related due to the fact that it faced ECU an answer to the former O2 sensor. Price me $100, together my 2002 OBW to be at 108,000.

 

Bastards were going to charge $50 even if the recall to be still in effect, for "diagnosis" (even though i went in and specifically asked because that the recall-mandated ECU flash, and also said ns didn"t need any kind of diagnosis). Can"t win with the dealer, but seems to it is in the just option for a reflash.

 

BTW, numerous assorted scenarios no involving poor cat or O2 sensors can cause a 420 code, through no various other code. Any kind of sensor, injector, etc. Etc. No performing as much as spec can reason the mix to be off beyond what the O2/ECU an answer can attend to can precipitate this code, with or without various other codes. Got any type of driveability issues?


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Elite understand of the SubaruMembers 886567 postsAnchorage
Posted November 15, 2006

I confirm my info and also it mirrors that the front O2 sensor has actually 6 pins and also the behind sensor has actually 4 pins.


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2000outback 10


2000outback 10

USMB RegularMembers 10107 postsmaynooth
Posted November 15, 2006

Any web page I have checked list a Bosch 17018 as a replacement because that the front oxygen sensor.I expect that"s right because I have actually ordered one.


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2X2KOB 11

Subaru Fanatic!Members 11393 postsMidstate MO
Posted November 15, 2006

BTW, countless assorted scenarios no involving negative cat or O2 sensors can reason a 420 code, through no other code. Any sensor, injector, etc. Etc. Not performing up to spec can reason the mix to it is in off beyond what the O2/ECU solution can deal with can precipitate this code, through or without various other codes. Got any type of driveability issues?


 

It runs fine, gets about 25 MPG. No various other codes are being collection besides the 420 code. If i reset it, it will come earlier within a few days. I"m no sure specifically what"s leading to the password to set but i figured that front O2 sensor to be a great thing to shot next.


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New UserMembers 108 postsSurrey, BC
Posted November 27, 2006
I have the P0420 code and I require to change the front oxygen sensor on my 2000 legacy Outback. I ordered a new sensor from among the websites, but I"m pretty certain I was sent the wrong part because it had actually a 4 conductor electric connector and the existing part installed top top the automobile has a six conductor electrical connector. The seller claimed return it, however that"s the only component they display for this application. It"s an alleged to it is in an OEM replacement, no a generic. Has anyone below replaced one oxygen sensor recently on a 2000 Outback and can you tell me, walk it have actually a four wire or a six wire connector?

 

Your six conductor O2 sensor is a "wideband" sensor, together opposed to the usual switching kind 3 or 4 cable sensors. The wideband sensor should be replaced with one OEM unit, since each wideband sensor has a distinctive calibration resistor located in the connector. This connect http://www.wbo2.com/lsu/default.htm offers a great explanation of its operation.


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Elite understand of the SubaruMembers 886567 postsAnchorage
Posted November 27, 2006
Your six conductor O2 sensor is a "wideband" sensor, together opposed to the usual switching kind 3 or 4 cable sensors. The wideband sensor must be replaced with one OEM unit, because each wideband sensor has actually a distinct calibration resistor located in the connector. This attach http://www.wbo2.com/lsu/default.htm provides a great explanation that its operation.

 

Good info BitBasher! many thanks for the link.


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Subarus capture on fire?!Members 121201 postsPhoenix
Posted November 27, 2006
Your 6 conductor O2 sensor is a "wideband" sensor, as opposed come the common switching form 3 or 4 cable sensors. The wideband sensor have to be replaced with one OEM unit, due to the fact that each wideband sensor has actually a distinctive calibration resistor located in the connector. This link http://www.wbo2.com/lsu/default.htm offers a great explanation that its operation.

awww.... Ns was hoping ns would acquire to tell lock that.

 

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2X2KOB 11

Subaru Fanatic!Members 11393 postsMidstate MO
Posted November 28, 2006
Your six conductor O2 sensor is a "wideband" sensor, as opposed come the typical switching kind 3 or 4 wire sensors. The wideband sensor must be changed with an OEM unit, since each wideband sensor has actually a unique calibration resistor situated in the connector. This connect http://www.wbo2.com/lsu/default.htm offers a an excellent explanation the its operation.

 

 

Cool! Thanks really much because that the info.

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