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96 ford T Bird obd codes

Would bad oxygen sensors affect transmission shifts and cause obd powertrain codes to appear?

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It would cause codes but not transmission shift problems

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  • lopezf43 Nov 26, 2010

    How about the other way around would bad speedo sensor or off and on OD trans -selinoid
    couse erotic idle and on engine and rpm jumping like if it stays in between gears

  • Clint Smock
    Clint Smock Nov 26, 2010

    It wouldn't cause a rough idle. What exactly is you car doing? Any codes?

  • lopezf43 Nov 26, 2010

    its giving me cam sensor now but heres the thing ive changed 2 times all ready
    check this out if i unplug the cam sensor veh gets smooth, no if i take a nother cam sensor brand new or used and plug it in the plug , it go s back to rough i dle with O/D light starts flashing

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What are the probable causes of DTC P0051, bank 1 sensor 2?


code p 0051 refers to heated oxygen (HO2S) sensor 1 bank 2, heater control ---circuit low===causes --wiring short to ground --HO2S--ECM
it will affect the engine economy and performance but there is no connection to a transmission problem
I would be looking for a loose vacuum hose to the transmission actuator/ actuator fault, that affects a gear change at certain throttle position settings

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Loaction 2004 Dodge Durango code P0058


following answer courtesy of OBD-CODES,com P0058 HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 2) OBD-II Trouble Code Technical Description Article by Dale Dale Toalston ASE Certified Technician Generic: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 2) Nissan: Heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) 2 Bank 2 - heater voltage high What does that mean? This code is a generic powertrain code. It is considered generic because it applies to all makes and models of vehicles (1996-newer), although specific repair steps may be slightly different depending on the model. Oxygen sensors with a heating element are common on today's engines. Heated Oxygen sensors (HO2S) are inputs used by the PCM (Powertrain Control Module) to determine oxygen content in the exhaust system. The PCM uses the information gained from the Bank 2,2 HO2S mainly to monitor the efficiency of the catalytic converter. Integral to this sensor is a heater element. While in pre-OBD II vehicles an Oxygen sensor was a one wire sensor, now they are more commonly 4 wire sensors: Two dedicated to the oxygen sensor and two dedicated to the heater element. The oxygen sensor heater basically decreases the time needed to achieve closed loop. The PCM controls the heater on-time. The PCM also continuously monitors the heater circuits for abnormal voltages or in some cases, even abnormal amperages. Depending on the make of vehicle, the Oxygen sensor heater is controlled one of two ways. (1) The PCM directly controls the voltage feed to the heater either directly or via a HO2S relay and a ground is supplied from the vehicle's common ground. (2) There is a fused 12 volt Battery feed (B+) that feeds 12 volts to the heater element anytime the ignition is on and the control of the heater is done by a driver in the PCM which controls the ground side of the heater circuit. Finding out which one you have is important because the PCM activates the heater under various circumstances. If the PCM detects an abnormally high voltage condition on the heater circuit, P0058 may set. This code is only referring to the heating circuitry half of the Oxygen sensor. Bank 2 is the side of the engine that does not contain cylinder #1. Symptoms Symptoms of a P0058 DTC may include: MIL (Malfunction indicator lamp) illumination There would likely be no other symptoms. Causes Potential causes of a P0058 code include: Faulty Bank 2,2 HO2S (Heated Oxygen sensor) Open in the heater control circuit (12 volt PCM controlled systems) Short to B+ (battery voltage) in the heater control circuit (12 volt PCM controlled systems) Open ground circuit (12 volt PCM controlled systems) Short to ground on heater control circuit (On PCM ground controlled systems) Possible Solutions First, do a visual inspection of the Bank 2, 2 HO2S (heated oxygen sensor) and it's wiring harness. If there is any damage to the sensor or any damage to the wiring, fix it as needed. Check for bare wires where wiring enters sensor. This often can fatigue and cause shorts. Make sure wiring is routed away from exhaust. Repair wiring or replace sensor as necessary If all appears okay, unplug the Bank 2,2 HO2S and verify that there is 12 volts B+ present with the key on engine off, (or ground is present, depending on the system). Verify the heater control (ground) circuit is intact. If so, remove the o2 sensor and inspect for damage. If you have access to resistance specifications you can use a Ohmmeter to perform a resistance test of the heater element. In

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Both error codes you have are transmission related. P0736 is an error for reverse has wrong gear ratio. P0700 is a general transmission problem code
http://www.obd-codes.com/p0700
http://www.obd-codes.com/p0736
for more information.

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Cause Wiring, RPM sensor, TCM, ECM
P0720 - Nissan Type Powertrain - Transmission - ISO/SAE Controlled Description AT - vehicle speed sensor (VSS)
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P0710 - Nissan Type Powertrain - Transmission - ISO/SAE Controlled Description Transmission fluid temperature sensor - excessively high or low voltage
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P0826 - Generic Type Powertrain - Transmission - ISO/SAE Controlled Description Up and Down Shift Switch Circuit

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What are these codes in toyota rav 4 PO171 PO105 PO760 PO 770 PO130 PO171


OBD=11
code p0171 refers to system to lean---causes ---intake/ exhaust leak---air system---MAF/VAF sensor---fuel pressure/ pump---injectors HO2s
code po105 refers to manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor/bar ometric sensor and circuit malfunction causes---wiring---MAP sensor ECM
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Stuck in 3rd, throwing codes 21,22,23. Will manually shift into second. 93 gc with 4.0 42re transmission


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Code 22 is "Engine coolant temperature sensor voltage low"
Code 23 is "Air intake temperature sensor circuit out of range" (Voltage too high or voltage too low)

I would personally work the codes from the lowest to the highest number. Shorted oxygen sensor circuits have been known to wreak all kinds of havoc with the powertrain control module. It could be the oxygen sensor itself, but be sure to check the oxygen sensor wires to make sure they are not shorted against the exhaust manifold or engine/transmission assemblies.

Fix one thing at a time, then disconnect the battery to reset the computer and drive the vehicle for a while to see if the other codes come back and to see if this helps your shifting problems.

If the other codes return, then you must diagnose each circuit and repair as necessary and retest between each step.

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My 98 riviera is not shifting right. The rpm is not going into the red. I put a transmission filter kit on it and its still not shifting right. Can anyone help me solve this problem?


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Could a bad 02 sensor affect shifting in my 1996 chrysler town & country? When I started having problems I put a scanner on it, and the only code it put out was for a oxygen sensor. Could the 02 sensor...


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1996 Ford T Bird obd codes


No, does the transmission still shift gears? Might be a power feed problem.

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not an oxygen sensor



vehicle speed sensor or oss is most likely cause.


Output Shaft Speed Sensor (OSS) 7H103: The output shaft speed (OSS) sensor is a magnetic pickup, located at the output shaft ring gear that sends a signal to the powertrain control module to indicate transmission output shaft speed. The powertrain control module uses this signal for torque converter clutch control, shift scheduling, used in determining EPC pressure. Symptoms: No converter engagements, harsh shifts, abnormal shift schedules. DTC: P0720, P0721 std~us~en~file=d14110a.gif~gen~ref.gif


Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) 9E731: The vehicle speed sensor is a magnetic pickup that sends a signal to the powertrain control module. This VSS signal tells the PCM vehicle speed. The PCM uses this signal to modify upshift schedules. Symptoms: Shift engagement/disengagement (hunting) on grades. DTC: P0500, P0503, P1500, P1501, P1503

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