P0053 CHEVROLET - HO2S Heater Resistance Bank 1 Sensor 1
- Faulty Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 1 Sensor 1
- Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 1 Sensor 1 harness is open or shorted
- Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 1 Sensor 1 circuit poor electrical connection
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
P0053 Chevrolet Description
The heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) must reach operating temperature to provide an accurate voltage signal. A heating element inside the HO2S minimizes the time required for the sensor to
reach operating temperature. Voltage is provided to the heater by the ignition 3 voltage circuit through a fuse. With the engine running, ground is provided to the heater by the HO2S heater low control circuit, through a low side driver within the powertrain control module (PCM). The PCM commands the heater ON or OFF to maintain a specific HO2S operating temperature range. The PCM determines the temperature by measuring the current flow through the heater. When the heater is in the ON state, the PCM will pulse the heater OFF for a duration of 50 ms, once per second. The PCM calculates the heater resistance on a cold start. This diagnostic will only run once per ignition cycle.