When to replace the Lambda Sensor on your VW GOLF
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Lambda sensor : 100000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.4 16V, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.8 T, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.8 VR6 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.0, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.3 V5, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.3 V5 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.0 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.8 T GTI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 3.2 R32 4motion View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change lambda sensor on VW GOLF 4 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: lambda sensor – VW Golf 4. Tools you might need:
Electronic spray
High-temperature ceramic grease
Torque wrench
Drive socket # 10
22-mm oxygen sensor socket
Ratchet wrench
Thread tap
Fender cover
Replacement: lambda sensor – VW Golf 4. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • After replacing the oxygen sensor, clear the trouble code from the electronic control unit and let the ECU adapt itself to the new sensor.
  • Before getting down to work, start the engine and let it warm up to operating temperature.
  • Please note: all work on the car – VW Golf 4 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the bonnet.
  2. Step 2
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    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  3. Step 3
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    Lift the car using a jack or place it over an inspection pit.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the oxygen sensor housing cover. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the oxygen sensor housing cover.
  6. Step 6
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    Detach the oxygen sensor connector.
  7. Step 7
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    Unscrew the oxygen sensor fastener. Use a 22-mm oxygen sensor socket. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 8
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    Remove the oxygen sensor.
  9. Step 9
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    Cut the thread for the new oxygen sensor. Use a thread tap. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 10
    Treat the oxygen sensor. Use high-temperature ceramic grease.
    Step 11
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    Install the new oxygen sensor.
  11. Step 12
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    Tighten the oxygen sensor fastener. Use a 22-mm oxygen sensor socket. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 37 Nm torque.
Comments – 1
  • @user_1382143
    02.02.2023 20:27
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    does it have lambda sensor golf 4 1.9 sdi
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