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Generally speaking, no.
The sensor gives the computer data to adjust the fuel mixture.
You could unplug the sensor and run the engine but the check engine light would be on.
The computer uses a default data reading in place of the sensor, and there would be a risk of damage to the engine and catalytic converter.

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SOURCE: 2001 dodge durango 4.7liter 4x4 i replaced front

bank 1 sensor 2 is the left downstream sensor (1/2) is located in the exhaust downpipe just after the mini-catalytic convertor, and before the main catalytic convertor. Now the meaning of this is that your not getting any 12+/12- heating on sensor, which means voltage is supplied to heat sensor up. You have a O2 sensor heater relay, but not getting problem with 2/2 sensor tells me you need to check/inspect the wiring for 1/2 sensor, open wiring for 1/2 sensor and inspect

Posted on Feb 07, 2010


SOURCE: engine light on, vehicle usually won't start. engine light code is o2 sensor

The oxygen sensor won't stop it from cranking or starting

Check for spark or injector pulse when cranking

Check fuel pressure at the motor shrader valve with a gauge

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