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Honda guys! Help?

Postby itzvic » Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:47 pm

Alright, I drive a 98 honda civic HX manual. Gas prices have been going up and I think its time to fix my check engine light.

Simple solution, change my o2 sensor. Simple problem, the manual HX uses a 5 wire sensor instead of the commonly available 4 wire. (the only civic to use this damn thing)

The only place I can find it is honda, and I DO NOT WANT TO PAY THEM $375!!!


I know alot of the tuners run a 5 wire o2 for setting up thier engine, and there are a few available on ebay... I am wondering if this thing is a daily driver o2 sensor or a diagnostic/tuning sensor only.

Also, any tips where to get this thing? It would be nice, I think it has alot to do with my fuel/air metering system. Prolly moreso than the other cars being that then HX is the fuel economy version for 98.

So... Help?
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Postby X-OvrDistortion » Thu Aug 18, 2005 2:20 pm

Have you put a code reader on it to see what code is actually being triggered?
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Postby itzvic » Thu Aug 18, 2005 2:40 pm

yeah its tossing p1163

coming up as manufacture control fuel air metering.

I called the dealership and talked to thier lead mechanic. He told me its most likely the primary o2 sensor. Being that the car has 116K on it, im pretty sure its the o2 sensor.

I am just worried about finding the damn thing, if I cant find it for under 100 bucks I am not gonna worry about it too much. It isnt economical to put it in for 300 bucks.
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Postby Sound_Miata » Thu Aug 18, 2005 5:03 pm

where have you shopped for it?

bosch normally has a replacement sensor on the cheap...the 5 wire is interesting, I don't think the honda went to a wideband O2 until 00+ but check some forums like clubsi.com they might have some info there.

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Postby itzvic » Thu Aug 18, 2005 9:54 pm

Greer, its just a generic 5 wire o2 sensor then?

I checked every parts shop in my local area. Noone carried a 5 wire that they could find. Most of thier parts books specifically listed 4 wire.

I have seen the bosch 5 wire on fleabay for 70 bucks... its listed under honda on fleabay but how can i tell if its the right part. I emailed the guy, but his feedback is like 15,000... hes not replying.

They also have one listed for my HX manual for 280$ ouch.


Any suggestions?
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Postby X-OvrDistortion » Fri Aug 19, 2005 6:31 am

Is the 5 wire a universal? I have always bought the one that fit.
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Postby Sound_Miata » Fri Aug 19, 2005 2:54 pm

bosch makes a number of universals, as does NTK, what is the model/year of your civic, I'll see if I can look up one real quick.

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Postby Electrodynamic » Fri Aug 26, 2005 11:04 pm

Check Honda-Tech.com and do a search. There is a TON of information on that forum and a lot of people trying to sell a lot of merchandise. You can find 5 wire O2 sensors on there all day long. :)
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Postby itzvic » Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:39 am

Man, I checked out rock-auto and all the places were at or around 425$ for the right sensor. ick.

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