I have a 2001 3.8L V6 mustang
that just had the CEL come on. I checked and found a 401 code. From my research on various sites, I've found out that this most likely means the DPFE needs to be replaced. I went to O'Reilly and bought a replacement, but I have two problems.
The DPFE that I bought doesn't look exactly like the one on the car. The spacing of the two pipes and the electrical connector seems to be the same, but the rest of the sensor is wider, but thinner than the one on the car. Should I be worried about this?
The second problem is that, while I can get the electrical connector off, I can't seem to separate the sensor from the two pipes. I've tried pulling up on it with quite a bit of force, and tried wiggling it. Any suggestions on how to get it off? Is there something I'm missing?
I wish I could find my camera to take pictures of the two sensors, but I guess that'll have to wait.
Thanks in advance!