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Old 29 Aug 2012, 02:35 pm
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Using the code reading trick....Im getting a p0038, any help would be appreciated
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Old 29 Aug 2012, 02:53 pm
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P0038 H02S Heated Oxygen Sensor Control - Circuit High (Down Stream)

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Old 29 Aug 2012, 03:08 pm
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Thanks a ton!! Much appreciated
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Old 29 Aug 2012, 07:05 pm
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But what does it indicate?--assuming the sensor is functioning properly?

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Old 29 Aug 2012, 07:26 pm
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But what does it indicate?--assuming the sensor is functioning properly?

Tim
The P0038 is set when the ECM detects an excessively high voltage through the heated oxygen sensor heater circuit. As CREWZIN stated in short form, "circuit high".

This could be caused by contaminated sensor, bad heater circuit, or rich fuel mixture, although a condition that rich should have set more than one code. It could also be an electrical problem given some of the other problems this PT has had recently.

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Old 29 Aug 2012, 08:29 pm
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Ron Ron Ron please dont say it has an electrical problem lol.....I have not replaced the bolt that is stuck in the engine yet :-) The main motor mount is basically hanging there and engine is putting pressure on lots of stuff. I know that this 02 sensor is very close to the catalitic converter/frame and exhaust which is all suffering from the added engine weight. Keep your fingers crossed for me and my beloved PT. As of now this is the only code that it has thrown at me.....have never had so many issues in my life, Im not sure if these issues are normal with it being a 07 with 65000 on it
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Old 29 Aug 2012, 09:15 pm
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I'm anxiously awaiting the post as to how the broken bolt is going to be removed. Depending on where it broke, it could be a real adventure.

My first guess would be a bad O2 sensor, but a scanner will tell that quickly. I'll keep my fingers crossed that that is all it is. LOL! Let us know how that bolt is removed.

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Old 29 Aug 2012, 10:29 pm
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I am being told a reverse drilling is going to have to happen, thank goodness it is a 3 day weekend.....this will most definately be an adventure for sure. On a side note....I did get the replacement bolt from dealer....no issues with the help of the part number I was given....whew!

I will tackle my seatbelt sensor in a different post once all of these issues ae fixed hahaha
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Old 29 Aug 2012, 10:45 pm
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I am being told a reverse drilling is going to have to happen, thank goodness it is a 3 day weekend.....this will most definately be an adventure for sure. On a side note....I did get the replacement bolt from dealer....no issues with the help of the part number I was given....whew!

I will tackle my seatbelt sensor in a different post once all of these issues ae fixed hahaha
I'm glad the part# helped. Are you going to try and drill the bolt through the fender-well? That's a tall order even if you can stabilize the motor in exactly the correct position. The reverse drilling is in hope that the bit will bite and the remnant of the bolt unscrews from the mount bracket.

That will depend on why the bolt broke. If it was over-torqued, the threads could be stretched and it is unlikely it will back out. If something caused the bolt to shear, you might get lucky. Take some pictures so we can see what your doing. Good luck!

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Old 29 Aug 2012, 11:04 pm
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Yep, thats the plan of action....being told that the fender along with headlight etc need to come out and will make it easier. Did pretty good stabilizing motor to do the top and bottom mounts so hopefully will have success with this adventure as well.

Im getting closer to the conclusion that when the dealer did the crank shaft repair along with engine block replacement they may have gotten a little careless when they put everything back together......just an assumption. Will keep you updated.
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