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What Is Engine Loping?

Engine loping is a problem that can occur in older vehicles. It’s usually caused by a faulty oxygen sensor, and can be remedied with a replacement.

What Is Engine Loping?

Engine loping occurs when your engine is idling and sounds like the engine is skipping or missing. This problem occurs because your car’s computer detects a fault code and then adjusts the idle speed to compensate, which causes the problem to occur.

How Do I Fix Engine Loping?

The easiest way to fix engine loping is by replacing the oxygen sensor. Oxygen sensors are very inexpensive, so if one goes bad it’s often worth replacing all of them at once just to be safe. You can do this yourself or take it to an auto shop for service.

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Last modified: November 15, 2022

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