I have a 2006 kia sportage I keep replacing the o2 sensor and the chem engine light keeps coming back could it be the Cadillac converter

Asked by Sep 29, 2017 at 10:39 AM about the 2006 Kia Sportage LX 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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I really wouldn't worry about the light.........just keep driving it and as long as its driving fine

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So where to start....what is the code? Are you replacing the same sensor or one of each so far? How many miles on car? If this is a V6 you have as many as 4 sensors. 2 upstream and 2 downstream. I would not condemn the catalytic converter just yet as these sensors are a maintenance item as they have a life expectancy of 80K - 100K. And when you have a code for 1 it is best to replace all of them as they affect each other and you run the risk of lowering the life of a new one by keeping old ones on there with the new. You will get a CEL for the others soon. Sorry but lots of variables to your question and you don't want to replace the catalytic converter $$$$$

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I would not just keep driving it with a warning light. If you value your $/investment. You are wasting fuel and carboning up your engine and lowering its life expectancy by doing this. You will be changing out the catalytic converter soon with this philosophy

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