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Old 08-28-2005, 09:58 PM   #1
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how to get to the sensors in front of the catts

ok i've installed the rear o2 sensors and plan on doing the same for the front as soon as i get the money. Any one have a tip on how to get to them?? the passenger side has the header in the way and the drivers side isn't that easy when my car is only jacked a couple inches off the ground. i can't reach them from the top so i was hoping one of you mechanincal geniuses has a secret on how to get to them.
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Re: how to get to the sensors in front of the catts

i just used a big wrench and kinda got a good bite on it...Or you could try an o2 sensor socket:dunno:
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Re: how to get to the sensors in front of the catts

dont round off the bolt what ever you do and all will be ok.
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Re: how to get to the sensors in front of the catts

Drivers side is easy, Theres tons of room in there. Yea its tough since your doing it with like a few inches of space but if you keep spraying it with penetrating oil and use a breaker bar you'll get it off. 22m wrench worked for me.

The passenger side is a pain, the big *** starter is in the way. Generally I use a 22m wrench, works wonderfully. Although when I got to this side nope.. not even a chance on this side. Just used my serpentine belt tool and a 22m crowsfoot. Bang off in a jiffy.
That would probably work for you, plus the serp belt tools are usually longer and skinner (better to fit in tight places) than breaker bars. Also heat up your car for a couple of mins before you remove them.
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Re: how to get to the sensors in front of the catts

ok i'll try it again once i've bought the front sensors. but why let my car heat up? those pipes get hot really quick. i have proof all over my arms
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