P0130 Ford F150: Exhaust Leak Repair and Oxygen Sensor Checks Explained

If you’re a Ford driver and your vehicle is encountering a P0130 error code, this post is for you. We will walk you through three practical solutions to fix the error code at home.

The P0130 error code indicates that the oxygen sensor bank 1 sensor 1 fails to meet the minimum and maximum voltage limits calibrated for the engine control module (ECM).

Method A: Patching Exhaust Leaks

If you suspect an exhaust leak, you can use exhaust putty to seal it. Start by cleaning the leaking area with sandpaper and a wet wipe. Then, apply and press the paste to seal the leaking area. Allow it to cure for 24 hours, or use a hair dryer to speed up the process.

Method B: Wrapping Exhaust Leaks

Clean the leaking area with sandpaper and a wet wipe. Activate the heat wrap by putting it in water for 30 to 40 seconds, then wrap it around the area and let the car run for 30 minutes to cure it.

Method C: Checking the Oxygen Sensor

Inspect the oxygen sensor’s electrical connections, wire harness, and metal tabs for any damages. If damages are found, replace the oxygen sensor.

After applying these solutions, use a scanning tool to clear the error code and ensure that everything is functioning properly.

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