Engine-Codes - Saturn - P1138 SATURN

P1138 SATURN - HO2S Bank 1 Sensor 2 Rich or High Voltage

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3  What is this?
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P1138 SATURN Possible Causes

  • Faulty HO2S Bank 1 Sensor 2
  • HO2S Bank 1 Sensor 2 harness is open or shorted
  • HO2S Bank 1 Sensor 2 circuit poor electrical connection

How is the P1138 SATURN 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 P1138 SATURN code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P1138 SATURN 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)

P1138 SATURN Meaning

In order to control emissions, a catalytic converter converts any harmful exhaust emissions into harmless water vapor and carbon dioxide. The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) can monitor this process by using a rear Heated Oxygen Sensor 2 (HO2S 2). The HO2S 2, located in the exhaust stream past the catalytic converter, produces an output signal which indicates the storage capacity of the catalyst. This signal indicates the catalyst's ability to effectively convert the exhaust emissions. If the catalyst is functioning properly, the HO2S 2 signal will be far less active than the signal produced by the front Heated Oxygen Sensor 1 (HO2S 1).

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