DTC P0157 HO2S Circuit Low Voltage Bank 2 Sensor 2
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DTC P0157 HO2S Circuit Low Voltage Bank 2 Sensor 2


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Circuit Description

The PCM supplies a voltage of about 450 mV between the HO2S high and low signal circuits. The oxygen sensor varies the voltage over a range from about 1000 mV when the exhaust is rich, down through about 10 mV when the exhaust is lean.

The PCM monitors and stores the heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) voltage information. The PCM evaluates the HO2S voltage samples in order to determine the amount of time the HO2S voltage was out of range. The PCM compares the stored HO2S voltage samples taken within each sample period and determines if majority of the samples are out of the operating range.

The PCM monitors the HO2S voltage for being fixed below a predetermined voltage. If the PCM detects the voltage is below a predetermined voltage, a DTC will set.

Conditions for Setting the DTC
  • DTCs P0101, P0102, P0103, P0107, P0108, P0112, P0113, P0117, P0118, P0125, P0220, P0221, P0225, P0226, P0335, P0336, P0351, P0352, P0353, P0354, P0355, P0356, P0357, P0358, P1111, P1112, P1120, P1121 P1125, P1220, P1221, P1258, P1514, P1515, P1516, P1517 not set
  • The engine coolant temperature is greater than 48°C (118°F).
  • The fuel system is operating in Closed Loop.
  • The fuel trim learn is enabled.
  • The system voltage is greater than 9.0 volts.
  • The AIR and the Catalyst diagnostics are not active.
  • The TP angle is between 10% and 26%.
  • The HO2S signal voltage remains below 40 mV for 38 seconds.
Action Taken When the DTC Sets
  • The PCM illuminates the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) on the second consecutive ignition cycle that the diagnostic runs and fails.
  • The PCM records the operating conditions at the time the diagnostic fails. The first time the diagnostic fails, the PCM stores this information in the Failure Records. If the diagnostic reports a failure on the second consecutive ignition cycle, the PCM records the operating conditions at the time of the failure. The PCM writes the conditions to the Freeze Frame and updates the Failure Records.
Conditions for Clearing the MIL/DTC
  • The PCM turns OFF the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) after 3 consecutive ignition cycles that the diagnostic runs and does not fail.
  • A last test failed, or current DTC, clears when the diagnostic runs and does not fail.
  • A history DTC clears after 40 consecutive warm-up cycles, if no failures are reported by this or any other emission related diagnostic.
  • Use a scan tool in order to clear the MIL and the DTC.
Diagnostic Aids
  • Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) wire: Sensor pigtail may be in contact with the exhaust manifold or exhaust system.
  • An oxygen supply inside the HO2S is necessary for proper operation. This supply of oxygen is provided through the HO2S wires. All HO2S wires and connections should be inspected for breaks or contamination. Refer to Body and Accessories/Wiring Systems.
  • Check for intermittent ground in signal wire between connector and sensor.
  • Lean injector(s): Perform the Injector Balance Test. Fuel Injector Balance Test .
  • Fuel contamination: Water near the in-tank fuel pump inlet can be delivered to the injectors. The water causes a lean exhaust and can set a DTC.
  • Fuel pressure: System will be lean if fuel pressure is low. Refer to Fuel System Diagnosis .
  • Exhaust leaks: An exhaust leak near the HO2S can cause a lean condition. Vacuum or crankcase leaks can also cause a lean condition.
  • Vacuum or crankcase leaks can cause a lean condition.
  • If the above are OK, the HO2S may be at fault.

For an intermittent condition, refer to Symptoms .

Test Description

The numbers below refer to the step numbers on the diagnostic table.

  1. Idle the engine at the normal operating temperature before performing this test. For any test that requires probing the PCM or a component harness connector, use the Connector Test Adapter Kit . Using this kit prevents damage to the harness connector terminals.

  2. Using the Freeze Frame and/or Failure Records data may aid in locating an intermittent condition. If you cannot duplicate the DTC, the information included in the Freeze Frame and/or Failure Records data can help determine how many miles since the DTC set. The Fail Counter and Pass Counter can also help determine how many ignition cycles the diagnostic reported a pass and/or a fail. Operate the vehicle within the same freeze frame conditions (RPM, load, vehicle speed, temperature etc.) that you observed. This will isolate when the DTC failed. For an intermittent condition, refer to Symptoms .

  3. Lower the exhaust system to gain sufficient access to the HO2S and/or the HO2S connector if necessary. Refer to Engine/Engine Exhaust. Grounding the low side circuit of the HO2S causes the HO2S voltage to display a bias voltage. If the voltage stays near 0.0 volts, this indicates the low circuit is open, or the high circuit is open or grounded.

  4. Disconnecting the PCM allows using the DMM in order to check continuity of the circuits. This aids in locating an open or shorted circuit.

Step

Action

Value(s)

Yes

No

1

Did you perform the Powertrain On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) System Check?

--

Go to Step 2

Go to Powertrain On Board Diagnostic (OBD) System Check

2

  1. Install the scan tool.
  2. Idle the engine at the normal operating temperature.
  3. Operate the vehicle within the Conditions for Setting the DTC as specified in the supporting text, if applicable.
  4. Monitor the HO2S voltage display on the Engine 1 Data List using the scan tool.

Is the HO2S voltage less than the specified value?

39 mV

Go to Step 4

Go to Step 3

3

  1. Turn ON the ignition leaving the engine OFF.
  2. Review the Freeze Frame and/or Failure Records data for this DTC and observe the parameters.
  3. Turn OFF the ignition for 15 seconds.
  4. Start the engine.
  5. Operate the vehicle within the conditions required for this diagnostic to run, and as close to the conditions recorded in Freeze Frame and/or Failure Records as possible. Special operating conditions that you need to meet before the PCM will run this diagnostic, where applicable, are listed in Conditions for Setting the DTC.

Does the scan tool indicate that this diagnostic failed this ignition?

--

Go to Step 4

Go to Diagnostic Aids

4

  1. Disconnect the HO2S.
  2. Jumper the HO2S low circuit on the PCM side to a ground.

Is the HO2S voltage within the specified range?

350-550 mV

Go to Diagnostic Aids

Go to Step 5

5

  1. Turn OFF the ignition.
  2. Disconnect the PCM connector located on the same side as the manufacturers logo. Refer to PCM/TAC Module Replacement .
  3. Check the HO2S signal circuit for a short to ground or a short to the sensor ground circuit.

Is the HO2S signal circuit shorted?

--

Go to Step 6

Go to Step 7

6

Repair the HO2S signal circuit. Refer to Body and Accessories/Wiring Systems.

Is the action complete?

--

Go to Step 8

--

7

Important:

Program the replacement PCM. Refer to PCM/TAC Module Replacement .

Replace the PCM.

Is the action complete?

--

Go to Step 8

--

8

  1. Select the Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) option and the Clear DTC Information option using the scan tool.
  2. Idle the engine at the normal operating temperature.
  3. Select the Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) option and the Specific DTC option, then enter the DTC number using the scan tool.
  4. Operate the vehicle within the conditions for setting this DTC as specified in the supporting text, if applicable.

Does the scan tool indicate that this test ran and passed?

--

Go to Step 9

Go to Step 2

9

Select the Capture Info option and the Review Info option using the scan tool.

Does the scan tool display any DTCs that you have not diagnosed?

--

Go to the applicable DTC table

System OK

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