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Old 02-17-2007, 08:34 PM   #1
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A question for those who have replaced the oxygen sensors.

Where you able to use the normal length sensor socket or did you have to use one made for tight clearance?

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They actually sell a special socket with one side notched out for the pigtail.
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I use the normal sized sensor socket, but then run a couple of extenders and a swivel to give me more room to work.
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I will be purchasing the special sensor socket but they offer it as a normal length and also a tight clearance one.

Sounds like the normal clearance one will work though.
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You'll be able to get the regular one on just fine. The problem is that it is hard to get any leverage once you do. That'* why I've found it easier to use the extensions and the swivel to get the wrench up over the top of the engine.
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Mine was $18 at the local parts store.
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I have a sensor socket, but never use it. I just put a wrench down there and turn it. No problem.
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Ive tried a couple times with industrial penetrating oil and that sucker is in there good.Ill wait for warmer weather and try the extentions.
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John, if you haven't already, try it with the engine warm. It comes out a lot easier then. The original in mine was in there pretty tight too.
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