I have a 2006 BF E-Gas Futura. On checking arattle under the car I noticed that the Oxygen Sensor?? ( located after the catalytic converter) has been totally disconected with the wires cut off very neatly. Car only serviced by Ford dealer up until last service. Does not seem right to me -or it not required on an E gas car?
Country: AustraliaMake: FordModel: Falcon FuturaYear: 2006Engine: E gas
hi there my name is XXXXX XXXXX i can help you.
did you buy this car new
is it the catalatyc converter that was rattlling
is the check engine light on
I bought the car new. Only ever serviced by Ford dealer except for last service which was by Ultra Tune who are well regarded. Done 18,000 kilometers.
Yes the catalyic converter is the source of the rattle. Sound is a"tinny" sound like a losse piece of sheet metal is adrift internally.
Not sure what you mean by engine check light. All warning lights are normal - no faults indicated.
ok we need to check one thing. when you get in your car turn the key on but dont start it. look for your engine warning light. it should look like a little engine. we want to see if it comes on at all
I assume we are talking about the Malfunction Indicator Lamp ( MIL).
With ignition on it comes on and stays on. ( Manual says it should illuminate for two or three seconds).
It does not come on when engine is started nor does it flash once per second which the manual says indicates a fault.
ok thats weird. that should illuminate if that circuit has been cut. it monitors the oxygen sensor continuously. are you sure that it is the oxygen sensor wires that are cut.
I bought a workshop manual for the car. The oxygen sensor is located near the outlet of the exhaust manifold. It is wired up OK.
So the sensor we are concerned with is NOT the oxygen sensor as first thought. This sensor is located after the catalytic converter. The wires have not been torn off but have been cut off right next to the sensor in a very precise and neat cut. Neater than if pliers were used to cout off the wire. The manual makes detailed reference to all sensors with photos of the locations but no reference to this sensor either for petrol or LPG cars. Do you know what its function may be? And was it a Ford recommendation that it be disconected?
my info is not showing anything for this sensor being unused. I am going to opt out and open this question up to other experts. Maybe someone else has some different information for you. good luck someone should be with you shortly
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We do not seem to be getting anywhere with the question I asked. Perhaps your experts are not familiar with the Australian built Ford Falcon.
The car runs OK - so I think I will opt out as well.
Will the $45.00 i was charged be refunded to my account?