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Old 05-22-2009, 01:35 PM   #1
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I have a feeling my o2 sensor is starting to give up, any way to clean it?
i know your first respond is going to be "replace it" but this thing is freaking expensive....
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I've never heard of any way to clean them.

Sorry to say. I guess one of these days I should cut one open and see what is behind it'* little shield.
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Go to rockauto I believe it'* like $40 or so.
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Replace it. Your engine will thank you!
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If you did a Google search on "cleaning O2 sensor" you can find some suggestions to do so, however; none of the suggestions include any success stories. IMO...replace it.
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How many do 96-up OBDII cars have? One infront and one behind the cat?
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Replace it. Your engine will thank you!
will my engine stop leaking motor oil all over the place?
im just gonna run her down, put too much work into her

BTW she also needs a new crank sensor as well, so you get the idea
Dan $40 plus shipping gonna cost me probably the same, around $80 - $100 for sure

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