The reason I removed my sheild was to remove the O2 sensor forever.
Use a short screw about 1/4"-5/16" long.
You can buy a special resistor that plugs into the O2 electrical socket for about $35 and it will fool the PCM into thinking everything is OK. Then you can throw out your O2 sensor and save some $$.
So that would screw into the pipe as well as hook up to the wire? So I really don't need that 02 sensor in there do I?
Plus after putting it in...still the light is on
No it just plugs into the wiring. You have to put a metal plug in where the O2 sensor was or just leave it in.
The light will not come on again.
Usually you install it if you remove the cat so the light does not come on.
If the rear O2 was the code...then most likely it would be referencing that the catalytic is failing not that the sensor is failing. Your best action would probably be to go back and get the exact code. Then come back and look it up in Techinfo. We can then fill you in on what the code usually means and which parts are most likely bad.
Yes of course the code was probably tripping the SES light to indicate that his rear O2 sensor has detected a fault with his Cat.
I'm trying to save him a few bucks.
Remove the cat and install the O2 simulator.
You'll not only save $$ but gain about 10 hp.
This is not recommended if you have government air care testing though and you never heard this recommendation from me.
I will be going there after this weekend due to the fact my car is sitting in VA right now while I have a different car. So when I go back to VA on thanksgiving I will be leaving there on sat and hope to get the car scanned on sunday or latest monday.