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Grand Cherokee WJ oxygen sensor

An O2 sensor is a galvanic battery that provides the PCM with a voltage signal (0-1 volt) inversely proportional to the amount of oxygen in the exhaust. In other words, if the oxygen content is low, the voltage output is high; if the oxygen content is high the output voltage is low. The PCM uses this information to adjust injector pulse-width to achieve the 14.7–to–1 air/fuel ratio necessary for proper engine operation and to control emissions.

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The O2 sensor must have a source of oxygen from outside of the exhaust stream for comparison. Current O2 sensors receive their fresh oxygen (outside air) supply through the O2 sensor case housing.

Four wires (circuits) are used on each O2 sensor:

12–volt feed circuit for the sensor heating elementGround circuit for the heater elementLow-noise sensor return circuit to the PCMInput circuit from the sensor back to the PCM to detect sensor operation
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Grand Cherokee oxygen sensor locations for 4.0 and 4.7 engines

The Oxygen Sensors (O2S) are attached to, and protrude into the vehicle exhaust system. Depending on the emission package, the vehicle may use a total of either 2 or 4 sensors.

Federal Emissions Package (4.0L and 4.7L engines):

Two sensors are used: upstream (referred to as 1/1) and downstream (referred to as 1/2). With this emission package, the upstream sensor (1/1) is located just before the main catalytic convertor. The downstream sensor (1/2) is located just after the main catalytic convertor.

California Emissions Package (4.0L engine):

On this emissions package, 4 sensors are used: 2 upstream (referred to as 1/1 and 2/1) and 2 downstream (referred to as 1/2 and 2/2). With this emission package, the rear/upper upstream sensor (2/1) is located in the exhaust downpipe just before the rear mini-catalytic convertor. The front/upper upstream sensor (1/1) is located in the exhaust downpipe just before the front mini-catalytic convertor. The rear/lower downstream sensor (2/2) is located in the exhaust downpipe just after the rear mini-catalytic convertor, and before the main catalytic convertor. The front/lower downstream sensor (1/2) is located in the exhaust downpipe just after the front mini-catalytic convertor, and before the main catalytic convertor.

California Emissions Package (4.7L engine):

On this emissions package, 4 sensors are used: 2 upstream (referred to as 1/1 and 2/1) and 2 downstream (referred to as 1/2 and 2/2). With this emission package, the right upstream sensor (2/1) is located in the right exhaust downpipe just before the mini-catalytic convertor. The left upstream sensor (1/1) is located in the left exhaust downpipe just before the mini-catalytic convertor. The right downstream sensor (2/2) is located in the right exhaust downpipe just after the mini-catalytic convertor, and before the main catalytic convertor. The left downstream sensor (1/2) is located in the left exhaust downpipe just after the mini-catalytic convertor, and before the main catalytic convertor

02S Sensor removal

Never apply any type of grease to the oxygen sensor electrical connector, or attempt any soldering of the sensor wiring harness.

WARNING: THE EXHAUST MANIFOLD, EXHAUST PIPES AND CATALYTIC CONVERTER(S) BECOME VERY HOT DURING ENGINE OPERATION. ALLOW ENGINE TO COOL BEFORE REMOVING OXYGEN SENSOR.

1. Raise and support vehicle.

2. Disconnect O2S pigtail harness from main wiring harness.

3. If equipped, disconnect sensor wire harness mounting clips from engine or body.

CAUTION: When disconnecting sensor electrical connector, do not pull directly on wire going into sensor.

4. Remove O2S sensor with an oxygen sensor removal and installation tool.

02S Sensor installation

Threads of new oxygen sensors are factory coated with anti-seize compound to aid in removal. DO NOT add any additional anti-seize compound to threads of a new oxygen sensor.

1. Install O2S sensor. Tighten to 22 ft. lbs. (30 N·m) torque.

2. Connect O2S sensor wire connector to main wiring harness.

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3. If equipped, connect sensor wire harness mounting clips to engine or body. When Equipped: The O2S pigtail harness must be clipped and/or bolted back to their original positions on engine or body to prevent mechanical damage to wiring.

Grand Cherokee WJ oxygen sensors

(Part Numbers: Black text = Federal emissions, Black + red text = California emissions)

EngineBefore catalystAfter catalyst

1999-2000

4.0L56041676AA(w/10.5″ pigtail)56041212AE(w/18″ pigtail)56041344AD(w/14″ pigtail)56041212AF(w/12″ pigtail)
4.7L56028233AA(w/12″ pigtail)56028232AA(w/18″ pigtail) 56041345AD(w/14″ pigtail)56028235AA(w/12″ pigtail)

2001-2003

4.0L56041943AA56041944AA56041845AB5139020AA
4.7L56029333AA56041941AA56041345AE56041731AA

2004

4.0L56028995AA56028994AA56028997AA05139021AA
4.7L56044580AA56044581AA56044582AA56044583AA