B0251 Mazda RX-3 is described as Oxygen Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank 1, Sensor 1). This means there's a problem in the front oxygen sensor on Bank 1, as the O2 sensor is inactive. This is because the barometric pressure sensor is part of the MAF sensor. Sometimes, the MAF's sensing wire can accumulate and get covered with dirt, dust and/or oil residue, which can also lead to the error code.
SymptomsSymptoms of a B0251 Mazda RX-3 diagnostic trouble code may include:
Possible Causes :
Look for damage to the tank indicating impact that may have damaged the fuel pump or sender. Oxygen sensors signal the engine management computer the amount of oxygen present in the exhaust, which is used in determining and controlling the fuel ratio. Now, clear the codes and test-drive the vehicle to see if the code is reset.
Diagnostic trouble code B0251 Mazda RX-3 is not difficult to diagnose and repair. Thus, it always pays to have a qualified technician to look after your vehicle should this error code arise.
Diagnosing this code requires the engine to be in good running shape, without unmetered air entering the engine. If other codes that relates to misfiring condition, lean running or air entering the engine is present, then you must first fix those error codes before B0251 Mazda RX-3.
Fortunately, B0251 Mazda RX-3 is a fairly common OBD code, meaning that it applies to all makes and models of vehicles made after 1996.