P0164 - O2 Sensor Circuit High Voltage Bank 2 Sensor 3
P0164 Possible Causes
- Faulty Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 2 Sensor 3
- Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 2 Sensor 3 harness is open or shorted
- Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 2 Sensor 3 circuit poor electrical connection
How is the P0164 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 P0164 code
Labor: 1.0The cost to diagnose the P0164 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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When is the code detected?Current amperage in the rear heated oxygen sensor heater circuit is out of the normal range.
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
- High Fuel Consumption
- Excessive Smoke from Exhaust
P0164 MeaningThe rear heated oxygen sensor (or sensor 3 for some vehicles), after three way catalyst (manifold), monitors the oxygen level in the exhaust gas on each bank. Even if switching characteristics of the heated oxygen sensor 1 are shifted, the air-fuel ratio is controlled to stoichiometric, by the signal from the heated oxygen sensor 3. This sensor is made of ceramic zirconia. The zirconia generates voltage from approximately 1V in richer conditions to 0V in leaner conditions. Under normal conditions the heated oxygen sensor 3 is not used for engine control operation.
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- P0164 MERCEDES-BENZ O2 Sensor Circuit High Voltage Bank 2 Sensor 3