Chevrolet Traverse Oxygen Sensor
About oxygen sensor
The oxygen sensor is an electronically controlled device used primarily to maintain a good balance between combustion fuel and air, which makes the car stronger and greener.
How oxygen sensor Works?
In the presence of oxygen gasoline burns in the engine and the main objective of the oxygen sensor is to find out the perfect combination of air and gasoline. A specific ratio of air and fuel is called stoichiometric, which is the ideal ratio and is close to 14.7:1, if there is less air in this ratio then after combustion there is fuel left over. This is known as a rich mix (unburnt fuel causes air pollution). If there is excess air in this perfect ratio, this is called lean mixture (reduces efficiency and power), the oxygen sensor is placed in the exhaust pipe and can sense the quantity and quality of air and fuel mixtures, or simply detect lean and rich mixtures due to excess oxygen or lack of oxygen. Oxygen sensors involve a chemical reaction which, based on the voltage identity, can detect or adjust the fluid flow into the engine accordingly, can generate a voltage.
Where is oxygen sensor Located?
The oxygen sensor is placed in the exhaust pipes for simple air and fuel mixture measurement.