Engine-Codes - Ram - P0160 RAM

P0160 RAM - O2 Sensor Stays At Center Bank 2 Sensor 2

Repair Importance Level: 2/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3  What is this?
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P0160 RAM Possible Causes

  • Faulty Rear Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 2
  • Rear Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 2 harness is open or shorted
  • Rear Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 2 circuit poor electrical connection
  • Inappropriate fuel pressure
  • Faulty fuel injectors
  • Intake air leaks may be faulty
  • Exhaust gas leaks

How is the P0160 RAM 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.

Tech Notes

Replacing the Rear Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 2 usually takes care of the problem

What is the cost to diagnose the P0160 RAM code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0160 RAM 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)
  • High Fuel Consumption
  • Excessive Smoke from Exhaust

P0160 RAM Meaning

2/2 (Bank 2 Sensor 2) Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) voltage is monitored with the engine running for more than 2 minutes and engine coolant temperature is more than 170°F (76.7°C). Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will set in Powertrain Control Module (PCM) memory if 2/2 signal voltage is .35-.55 volt for 1.5 minutes.

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