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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-21-2013, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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Here is my issue. My daughter has an '06 Cobalt and a couple of years ago she was in a spinout accident on the interstate in the rain. She was okay but the car took a major hit and should have probably been totaled but it was fixed instead. Recently it threw an O2 sensor code so I ordered and replace them, the only problem is the downstream sensor before the cat. converter is missing the wiring harness. I have no clue where it goes and was wondering if anyone had any ideas? The car is an LT with the 2.2 and like I said the sensor is there but the wires have been clipped.
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Has the exhaust been changed from manifold back? Downstream HO2 is after CAT. Upstream on an 06 is in the exhaust manifold.

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Thanks Coby7 for responding. I wondered about that. I replaced a cracked manifold and the O2 that was in it and that's when I saw the other sensor just down from the 3 bolt flange in the exhaust. I thought that it may have been replaced after the accident from a like vehicle and was basically just being used as a plug. What do you think?

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I think your right, the hole is plugged by the old HO2. 2007 and up had the HO2S either side of the CAT and none in the manifild.

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So I am fine not worrying about that sensor. I appreciate the help! Thanks again!!!
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Yeah, just a plug. You can replace it if you want with a real plug, but it will accomplish the same purpose. Plugging a hole.

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Sounds good!
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