Tuesday, December 21, 2010

December 21 2010 Disconnect Oxy Sensor

Had termite man come out. We probably don't have termites! That made Donna very happy. I also laid down for a nap for a few minutes. My mind was working on a solution for the 1997 Dodge Intrepid I was working on today. I suddenly opened my eyes when it hit me: what if i disconnect the oxy sensor? The result is that it works better than when the sensor is sending bad readings to the car's computer. Bad readings make the car jerk all over the place and mess up the oxygen measurements. Sure enough. The car at least is drivable without jerking all over the place. This also tells me that the sensor itself is likely the problem. Very cool. I am a "pumpkin genius banana" according to Matthew, my son. That is a saying he came up with when he was a young kid.