Ford Fusion P0130 Trouble Code – Replace your 02 Sensor

When you have a OBDII Ford Fusion P0130 OBDII trouble code in your Ford, there can be a variety of reasons why. The P0130 trouble code is specifically for O2 Sensor Circuit Malfunction Bank 1 Sensor 1. This check engine light signifies that your front or upstream oxygen sensor has failed. When this happens it can cause your Ford to run rough, or deliver the wrong amount of fuel to your engine.

The front oxygen sensor is also known as the upstream or primary 02 sensor in your Fusion, it’s also known as the Bank 1 Sensor 1 oxygen sensor. This sensor acts like the eyes of your Ford Powertrain Control Module, and is mounted in the exhaust manifold. The Fusion oxygen sensor reads the exhaust stream, and analyzes the amount of unburned fuel in the exhaust stream. Using this method the Ford computer can correctly adjust the fuel delivery to your 2.5 liter engine.

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When your Ford Fusion has a P0130 trouble code, it can cause a variety of problems for your engine. You’ll see this code take form in the check engine light on your front instrument cluster. Use a scan tool retrieve the trouble code from your Ford Fusion, and if it comes up as a P0130 you can use this guide to replace your upstream 02 sensor. Today I will be showing you how to resolve this issue in a 2014 Ford Fusion with a 2.5 liter engine in it. Before we begin however it’s a good idea to get yourself a replacement Fusion oxygen sensor first.

Ford Fusion P0130 – How to Replace your 02 Sensor

Because the Bank 1 Sensor 1 sensor is the primary one coming from your 2.5 liter 4 cylinder Ford engine, replacing it is straightforward. To begin replacing your upstream oxygen sensor to fix your Ford Fusion P0130 trouble code, you must begin by opening your hood.

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The upstream oxygen sensor connector is the white one located on top of your engine, shown above. Disconnect the four wire oxygen sensor and you can begin removing your upstream 02.

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Once you have disconnected the 02 sensor, you can lean over your engine to find the exhaust piping coming off your cylinder head. The piping is headed back towards the firewall, and your upstream Fusion oxygen sensor can be removed with an 02 socket or a 22mm open ended wrench.

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Unscrew the faulty 02 sensor and then you can install your new part. Screw in your new Fusion oxygen sensor, and then reconnect it to your engine harness. Once you have replaced the bad oxygen sensor, and you can use a scan tool to clear your Ford Fusion P0130 trouble code.

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Once you have replaced the bad oxygen sensor and installed your new one, clearing the check engine trouble code will resolve the issue. Have any questions about this Ford Fusion How To Guide? Leave us a message below.

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