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How do you know if an oxygen sensor has gone bad in a 3.3 liter Intrepid?

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2015-07-15 21:12:50
2015-07-15 21:12:50

One symptom is a fuel miliage loss. Typically a "Check engine light" will trigger. It can be watched with a scanner to see how it's waveform looks. If it doesn't continually change and is more of a flatline curve, then it is weak or bad.

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