Engine-Codes - Oldsmobile - P0059 OLDSMOBILE

P0059 OLDSMOBILE - HO2S Heater Resistance Bank 2 Sensor 1

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P0059 OLDSMOBILE Possible Causes

  • Faulty Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Bank 2 Sensor 1
  • Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 2 Sensor 1 harness is open or shorted
  • Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 2 Sensor 1 circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Powertrain Control Module (PCM)

How is the P0059 OLDSMOBILE code repair?

Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

What is the cost to diagnose the P0059 OLDSMOBILE code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0059 OLDSMOBILE code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
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Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

P0059 OLDSMOBILE Meaning

The heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) must reach the 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, the 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.

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