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Old 19 Aug 2006, 05:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Error Code 32!

i am after a bit advise, was going to centre parcs 2day when the engine check light came on @90mph, i pulled over did a error check(32) oxyegen sensor, tried to reset no joy, when i got to where i was going did reset again all clear, i am right in saying the sensor was located in my old down pipe with cat,(95wrx) i disconected it 4 years ago when i de-catted it, so how i can i get an error code for a sensor i no longer have! any ideas, is this a problem? Wanna be sure its okay as i'm supposed to be running the car @ york next weekend,
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Old 19 Aug 2006, 05:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The WRX JDM cars had oxygen sensors in the exhaust manifold...Look under front bumper drivers side and you should see the O2 sensor worth getting it checked out. If this is faulty you could be running to rich or to weak..
Some JMD cars also had a cat overheat sensor which was in the downpipe. This must be the one you disconnected.
These older WRX's can have a universal O2 sensor bought at Halfords at about 25 it's a zirconia 3wire sensor
Part no. L300.. halfords code 180398..
Listed as an oxygen sensor.
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Old 19 Aug 2006, 07:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The WRX JDM cars had oxygen sensors in the exhaust manifold...Look under front bumper drivers side and you should see the O2 sensor worth getting it checked out. If this is faulty you could be running to rich or to weak..
Some JMD cars also had a cat overheat sensor which was in the downpipe. This must be the one you disconnected.
These older WRX's can have a universal O2 sensor bought at Halfords at about 25 it's a zirconia 3wire sensor
Part no. L300.. halfords code 180398..
Listed as an oxygen sensor.
Thanks Bob,I thought that sensorin the manifold was the Lamba sensor(is that the same thing as a oxygen sensor?) I did have a problem the day before, the pipe on the header tank snapped off & i lost all the coolent all over the headers, took 40 mins to get rid of the moisture, could this have sprayed on to the sensor causing it to show the fault, did i mention that i have reset ecu & then took the car for a good 70 mile run checked ecu no errors.
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Old 20 Aug 2006, 12:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes O2 sensor is the LAMBDA sensor...same thing... Having water pour over the sensor could have been the problem.. As you have reset the ECU gave it a run and have no ECU codes showing I think your safe...
Now back to driving it....
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Old 20 Aug 2006, 07:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the help Bob
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Old 17 Jan 2014, 07:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Error Code 32!

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The WRX JDM cars had oxygen sensors in the exhaust manifold...Look under front bumper drivers side and you should see the O2 sensor worth getting it checked out. If this is faulty you could be running to rich or to weak..
Some JMD cars also had a cat overheat sensor which was in the downpipe. This must be the one you disconnected.
These older WRX's can have a universal O2 sensor bought at Halfords at about 25 it's a zirconia 3wire sensor
Part no. L300.. halfords code 180398..
Listed as an oxygen sensor.

would the universal O2 be any good on a sport 2.0l 1997??
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Old 17 Jan 2014, 09:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Error Code 32!

Holy thread revival batman,
Universal sensors are wank.
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Old 17 Jan 2014, 09:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Error Code 32!

ha ha ye....im a newbie...lol

i might just un-plug it then and start saving for a new one (mot's not til Sept)....the list is getting longer as the days go by....Lambda, 2 x Tyres, Discs + Pads so far...not too much but enough when i got a smashed up car to fix as well that needs a bonnet, wing, headlight, slam panel, bumper and grill.......IT DONT RAIN IT POURS!

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Old 17 Jan 2014, 09:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Holy thread revival batman,
Universal sensors are wank.
i take it the Bosch 1's are no good either then??
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Re: Error Code 32!

Denso is what the ecu is expecting to see.
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Old 17 Jan 2014, 10:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Re: Error Code 32!

ok thanks for the great advice, ive added the denso 1 to my watched list ready for payday :-D
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Re: Error Code 32!

others seem so hit and miss for problems and error lights that the consensus is Denso,
There are a few places selling them that doesnt break the bank and you can certainly get them for under 100.
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Old 22 Jan 2014, 06:34 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Re: Error Code 32!

if the rear o2 sensor is out will it give the same code 32?? or is that a different code?
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