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2003 Ford Taurus: OBD..02 sensor..driveability..a bit tight and I

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Got a 2003 Ford Taurus with OBD 1151 code. I clear and it comes on and I assume I am looking at a 02 sensor replacement. There are no driveability problems, but money is a bit tight and I am wondering about long term problems if I continue to drive the car for a bit... thanks.

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Yes it does sound like an oxygen sensor that is going bad. If there are no driveability issues, You may see a slight drop in fuel mileage but that is about it. If the motor starts running a little rough which may be tomorrow or may be in a year, The problem will need to be addressed as it can cause further damage. But most of the time it will not cause any further problems.

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