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Old 02-19-2008, 01:20 PM   #31
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One option is to cut the wire on the old one and use a normal deep well socket to remove it. then use an open end wrench to get it in. when i did the one on my buick i didnt have the slotted socket meant for O2 sensors . I just sprayed it really good with penetrating oil and let it soak over night, then I used an open end wrench for removal and installation. It is a very tight squeeze when you do it the way I did and it takes a while to do. you might want to mark the location of the bolts on the torsion bar going between your two front struts and temporarily remove that to make your sensor more easily accessable. Good luck [/url]http://www.toolsource.com/universal-vacuum-valve-oxygen-sensor-socket-p-70543.html[/url]
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Hey I didnt see that you have already done this, so its worth a try also. remove the screen(carefully) from your throttle body and spray some throttle body cleaner in there till all the carbon and crap quit flowing out ofyour throttle body. My 95 bonnie se used to die at red lights and idle rough. I cleaned the throttle body and haven't had a problem since june.
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Thanks for the advice on the screen, I looked into that but I see no easy way to get it off. As for the O2 sensor, I will go an look into that socket, thanks
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I'm getting frustrated now, It'* getting worse, my vehicle died with full acceleration going up a hill. The fuel injectors are working, they are all clicking. Need assistance ASAP....grrrr
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I would recommend changing that o2 sensor asap, I've done three of them with just an open end wrench, you'd be suprised how much they can effect engine performance. As for the intake screen use a pair of snap ring pliers to remove the screen'* retaining ring http://search.harborfreight.com/cpis...iers&Submit=Go as for removing the screen you can use the snap ring pliers , or two small finishing nails to insert into two of the screen holes and GENTLY squeeze to grip the screen and pull the screen out. sometimes they are fit pretty snug and you have to pull the screen from various locations around the diameter of the screen. be careful because the screen is somewhat delicate .
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I believe I got ole Bonne fixed now. Finally changed the O2 sensor and cleaned the throttle body. So far, no dips in the idle...keep fingers crossed. I want to thank you all for the advice and asistance. I now know where to turn to in the future for other issues.
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Great to hear it, and glad we could help
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