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Code p0036, changed sensor still have engine light on after

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Code p0036, changed sensor still have engine light on after reset
JA: Have you seen this code before? Have you tried a hard reset?
Customer: No I havent
JA: What is the model/year of your VW?
Customer: 06 Jetta 2.5 . Also I change the catalytic converter . It had a cal emissions. Couldn't find one near me . I put in one that was was 49 state ok
JA: What year is your VW?
Customer: 2006
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Replaced the sensor , still get the error code
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: That's it
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Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 3 months ago.

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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Vin # ***** no accidents or repairs . Main issue was white smoke from tail pipe. Though it was head gasket. Coolant was normal, oil was not discolored and no moisture under oil cap. Cat was going bad. Had a rattle noise inside found by my mechanic. I did try a head sealer to be sure and replaced the cat because I knew I would have to anyway. Smoke stopped ,but now still getting p0036 code. Car reaches normal temp no over heat but no heat from vents
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 3 months ago.

OK which oxygen sensor was replaced please there are 3 all together. thanks