Yes, it is recommended to disconnect the battery before replacing the o2 sensor and wait for about 10 minutes before start working. Battery draining while disconnected will not take place because of ECU (Engine Control Unit) memory power loss.

Do you have to disconnect the battery to change a sensor?

The map sensor can be removed without the battery being disconnected.

Can I just unplug my O2 sensor?

If you disconnect the front sensor, you'll run as rich as the fuel tables will allow. Be design it won't hurt anything, but you could run so rich that you wash down the cylinder walls and score the heck out of them which means its rebuild time. If you disconnect the rear sensor you'll just throw a couple of codes.

What happens if I leave my O2 sensor unplugged?

If you disconnect the front sensor, you'll run as rich as the fuel tables will allow. Be design it won't hurt anything, but you could run so rich that you wash down the cylinder walls and score the heck out of them which means its rebuild time. If you disconnect the rear sensor you'll just throw a couple of codes.

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Will water damage an O2 sensor?

The O2 sensor is exposed to this moisture along with anything else sticking in your exhaust pipe. It's not going to fry your sensor if it gets a little damp.

How long does it take for mass air flow sensor to reset?

Check if the engine light is still on after the Mass Air Flow Sensor was replaced. The entire system can be reset by unhooking the battery and leaving it unhooked for 10 minutes. Keeping the battery unhooked for longer than 10 minutes won't hurt anything.

Should you reset ECU after cleaning MAF?

Not necessary.. after about 100 miles it will adjust properly.

Can a disconnected O2 sensor cause misfire?

If an oxygen sensor or mass airflow sensor is failing, it could give incorrect data to your engine's computer, causing the misfire. When a vacuum line is broken, it can cause a fuel-injected motor to misfire.

Can a Diablo tuner turn off O2 sensors?

Any Diablo tuner that uses CMR tuning can disable the sensors.

What do Mil Eliminators do?

PEP™ MIL Eliminators or Malfunction Indicator Light Eliminators, are electronic modules that prevent the "Check Engine" or "Service Engine Soon" light from coming on when an offroad H or X pipe is installed on a late-model vehicle with OBD-II emissions systems.

How tight should an O2 sensor be?

Your new O2 sensor should be handled like a piece of china. Do not allow the tip to touch anything—it may become contaminated. Use the sensor socket to tighten the O2 sensor to three-quarters turn past finger-tight, depending on the manufacturer's recommendation.

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