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Bosch Oxygen Sensor

Part No. 15717 Warranty Details  

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Bosch leads the way in oxygen sensor technology and innovation. From overall sensor design to the critical ceramic element, Bosch is known worldwide for quality and performance.

Product Features:
  • Double laser-welded stainless steel body protects against contamination
  • Seared protection tube due to 100% functional quality test
  • Pre-coated threads with anti-seize compound right out of the box
  • True Direct-fit OE connectors and harness
  • Performance meets or exceeds OE specifications
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Connector Gender:Male
Heated:Yes
Length:15.4 in
Overall Length:16.6 in
Sensor Type:Heated
Wire Harness Length:13.3 in
Wire Quantity:4

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BoschOxygen Sensor
 
4.6

(based on 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (27)
  • Durable (10)
  • High-performance (6)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Trucks (13)
  • Small cars (10)
  • Large cars (9)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Auto enthusiast (4), Casual driver (4), Mechanic (4), Truck enthusiast (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (13), Auto enthusiast (7), Mechanic (7), Truck enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (39)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

it worked as expected

I put this oxygen sensor in a 2005 ford Taurus. It fit perfectly and plugged right in no problem. the old oxygen sensor was difficult to remove in fact the special oxygen sensor socket...Read complete review

I put this oxygen sensor in a 2005 ford Taurus. It fit perfectly and plugged right in no problem. the old oxygen sensor was difficult to remove in fact the special oxygen sensor socket I bought wasn't strong enough to do the job (it flexed because of the slot cut in the side). I had to cut the wires off so I could use a regular deep well socket. It was fairly easy to break the sensor loose with the regular socket.The new sensor had anti-seize pre applied to the threads so hopefully it will be easier if there is a next time.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wire bundle too short for 98 Expedition

I bought 4 Bosch Oxygen Sensors. The description said that they were a direct fit for my 1998 Ford Expedition. Three fit without a problem. But the downstream driver's side sensor needed a...Read complete review

I bought 4 Bosch Oxygen Sensors. The description said that they were a direct fit for my 1998 Ford Expedition. Three fit without a problem. But the downstream driver's side sensor needed a wire bundle at least an inch longer. I had to modify the trucks's harness to make the Bosch replacement one fit.

Otherwise, after I put all four in, the engine operated normally and with no check engine lights.

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5.0

Easy fix for 2000 explorer

By 

from Pasadena ,Tx.

Comments about Bosch Oxygen Sensor:

After reading the reviews on how hard it is to change on other cars I was worried I might not be able to do this.
My explorer was easy,there are 2,before the converter and after.Just follow the tailpipe. Crescent wrench when still warm and off it came disconnect the wires first up under the converter for the rear one,put the wrench to it maybe a little hard but if it's warm then it's easier.
The sensor comes with dope on it so you don't have to buy some and comes with ties to pick up the slack of the long wires.They are longer then the ones I took off.
It took longer to drive to the store to get the part then to change both of them.
The one in the front was even easier then the back,just before the trans pan.
The ties that came with it weren't very good so I used some of my own didn't want the wire for the back to lay on the converter.
I did burn my arm working around the converter but I am very impatient when I see a check engine come on.

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5.0

O2 for you!

By 

from Fort Lauderdale

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Downstream exhaust in cat

      Comments about Bosch Oxygen Sensor:

      Generic and work just fine.

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      5.0

      So far so good

      By 

      from Columbus OH

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Bosch Oxygen Sensor:

      Identical to stock part

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      5.0

      Good product

      By 

      from AC , N.J.

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      Comments about Bosch Oxygen Sensor:

      Fit was perfect. Performance was noticeable.

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      5.0

      Replacement parts cheaper than OEM

      By 

      from Spartanburg, SC

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Bosch Oxygen Sensor:

      Easy replacement & perfect fit

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      • No
       
      5.0

      Bosch Premium Oxygen Sensor

      By 

      from Littlestown Pa.

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      Comments about Bosch Oxygen Sensor:

      I installed the Bosch premium oxygen sensor in less then one hour. For my job,an oxygen sensor socket was required. Placing the van on the lift and removing the front wheel made it easy access to the oxygen sensor.The wire on the new oxygen sensor was a little longer than the old one, but they include wire ties in the box so you can tie it out of harm's way. After getting every thing back in place, I put on the OBD2 code reader. I then cleared the codes stored in vans computer and ended up with a green light on the emissions. Hope this helps, and I would recommend to a friend.

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      5.0

      Best OEM replacement

      By 

      from East Windsor, CT

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      Comments about Bosch Oxygen Sensor:

      Purchased two of these O2 sensors to replace in my neighbors 1998 Lincoln Continental. They are as close to OEM as you can get for about $30 less.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good Replacement O2 sensor

      By 

      from Omaha NE

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Bosch Oxygen Sensor:

      I purchased this product to correct an issue I had with my 2007 Ford explorer limited v8. I had a recurring error code (P0420) that was indicating that my bank 1 catalytic converter was running outside of its parameters. I swapped the 2 existing downstream O2 sensors and went for a drive, the problem switched to bank 2. I used this information to determine that the downstream oxygen sensor was faulty, and ordered this as a replacement.

      The fit was perfect, exact factory match in size and description. The cable and connector were of an identical length and shape as the OEM part. The unit even came pre lubricated with antiseize to save just a bit of time.

      After I got the unit installed, I cleared the error code and went on to monitor my sensor results. The new sensor was switching 4 times faster than the original, and so resolved my problem.

      Overall am excellent unit at a fair price. Would purchase this Bosch item again if I needed one.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I would buy the product again, its perfect

      By 

      from Miami Beach, Florida

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      Comments about Bosch Oxygen Sensor:

      I used the product to fixed my car

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      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      perfect fit

      By 

      from miami fl

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • High-Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Bosch Oxygen Sensor:

          Always replace both sensors, for better performance

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          • No

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          • Q:

            I have a 1997 Ford Ranger super cab XLT Rear wheel drive 4.0 engine.(over 270000 miles o2 never changed)i need to know how many o2 sensor i needed for my truck and the part # for each, also where thy located, thanks in advance for help
            Asked on 6/20/2016 by stan

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Stan, glad to assist you! I think you will need four oxygen sensors, two for upstream (left and right) and two for downstream (left and right). The NTK Oxygen Sensor (Part No. 22500) is an exact fit upstream oxygen sensor and the Bosch Premium Oxygen Sensor (Part No. 15719) is an exact downstream oxygen sensor. To get more specific information on the location of this part I would recommend purchasing a Chilton or Haynes Repair Manual for your vehicle, not only will it show the location and also explain how to install, but you will find it handy for many more projects on your vehicle. Haynes Ford Ranger Pickup '93-'08 Repair Manual (Part No. 36071)

              Answered on 6/23/2016 by Steve from AAP
          • Q:

            2002 Ford F150. Do downstream sensors have same harness length on both sides?
            Asked on 3/19/2016 by Joe from Saginaw, Mi

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Joe, that's a good question! This Bosch Premium Oxygen Sensor - Part No. 15717 fits both sides of downstream for your 2002 Ford F150. So, the harness length is also being same for both sides.

              Answered on 3/22/2016 by Solomon from AAP
          • Q:

            How many parts do a 200 ford expedition need?
            Asked on 1/28/2016 by Roshonda from United States

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Roshonda, happy to help you! Your 2000 Ford Expedition has 4 oxygen sensors. You will need 2 upstream sensors and 2 downstream sensors.

              Answered on 1/31/2016 by Steve from AAP
          • Q:

            I need a oxygen sensor band 2 for a 2000 ford explorer xlt 4.0l v6 ohc engine. . can someone show me the difference a photo between band 1 and band 2 and is there anything else i need to buy for installation
            Asked on 1/9/2016 by Anthony

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hello Anthony. I will be happy to help with your question. The oxygen sensor you linked is a downstream sensor, it mentions 2 required meaning they are not side specific so it can be used in bank 1 or bank 2 but in the downstream section of the exhaust. For the upstream the Part Number you will need will be 13117 and this one is 2 required so it can be used on bank 1 or bank 2.

              Answered on 1/12/2016 by Panda from AAP
          • Q:

            I have 2006 F-250 with 5.4 with 77k miles. Getting code P0420. Do you think downstream sensor is issue
            Asked on 12/9/2015 by Keith

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Keith, I'm glad to assist you. There are number of things that could be causing this P0420 catalyst efficiency code. The most common thing is the catalytic converter itself is no longer functioning properly. The other likely thing is the rear O2 (oxygen) sensor is no longer working properly. Other things could include exhaust leaks, damaged exhaust pipes, damaged O2 sensor wiring/connectors, plugged catalytic converter, etc. I would suggest that you take your vehicle and get it thoroughly checked by a certified mechanic before buying any parts that may/may not solve the problem.

              Answered on 12/10/2015 by Steve from AAP
          • Q:

            2002 Ford Ranger 3.0 v-6
            How many o2 sensors are there total?
            Asked on 10/9/2015 by Jay from Salyersville, KY

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Jay, happy to help you! There are 3 oxygen sensors in 2002 Ford Ranger 3.0L, 2 upstream and 1 downstream.

              Answered on 10/10/2015 by Steve from AAP
          • Q:

            Greetings,
            I have a 2005 Ford Escape 6 cyl with a P2197 code, I assume this is for an O2 sensor, possibly Bank 2?
            Do you have a part number for a Bosch OE replacement sensor? Do you also have a exact location for this part on the vehicle?
            Thanks!
            Asked on 9/13/2015 by Ron from Lawrenceville, GA

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Ron! There are various possible causes for the P2197 Heated Oxygen Sensor (Bank 2 Sensor 1) Biased / Stuck Lean. Please check for air leaks in the Air Induction system, exhaust manifold, in the exhaust pipes, in the EGR and PCV systems and in their related hoses and/or valve. Check for engine vacuum leaks or if the dip stick is not seated. The damaged fuel pressure regulator or low fuel pressure may also be the cause. HO2S connector is damage, HO2S failure, PCM failure and Induction System problems such as air leaks after the MAF sensor may also cause this code. However, I would suggest that you take your vehicle and get it thoroughly checked by a certified mechanic before buying any parts that may/may not solve the problem.

              Answered on 9/14/2015 by Solomon
          • Q:

            WHERE IS BANK 1 AND BANK 2 LOCATED ON 1999 FORD EXPLORER? IT WON'T PASS EMISSION DUE TO SENSOR BANK 1 AND 2 TOO LOW/LEAN. WHATEVER THAT MEANS.
            Asked on 9/10/2015 by Hectic Helen from Hyattsville, Md

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Hectic! The oxygen sensors on your 1999 Ford Explorer is located under the hood, driver side, lower the engine area, below exhaust manifold flange, should be mounted in exhaust pipe. The bank 1 bank 2 lean fuel mixture may also be caused by a bad mass air flow sensor. Or the snorkel from the mass air flow sensor to the throttle body could be ripped. However, without the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it, nor provide you with a 100% answer. I would suggest that you take your vehicle and get it thoroughly checked by a certified mechanic before buying any parts that may/may not solve the problem.

              Answered on 9/11/2015 by Solomon
          • Q:

            The photo shows four wires. Black, grey, and 2 white. Which wire is the signal wire? I tested cold and found 0.1 vdc with positive probe on grey wire and negative probe on metal casing.
            Asked on 9/7/2015 by woofendog from Canada

            1 answer

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              A:

              Happy to assist Woodendog! This information is not available at this time. No vehicle information was provided. I suggest checking a repair manual or check with the closest store to you across the border.

              Answered on 9/9/2015 by Panda from AAP
          • Q:

            Which Bosch 02 sensors fit my 1996 f250 XLT 4X4 7.5/460 extended cab with original stock exhaust system ?
            Asked on 7/5/2015 by Clemkadiddlehopper from Rodessa,LA.

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Clemkadiddlehopper, happy to help you! The Bosch Premium Oxygen Sensor (Part No. 15717) is an exact fit oxygen sensor for your 1996 Ford F250 XLT 4X4 7.5L and it can be used as either upstream or downstream sensor.

              Answered on 7/6/2015 by Steve from AAP
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