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AAAHH!!! How do I remove oxygen sensor?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Krusey1011, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. Oct 2, 2009 at 6:44 PM
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    Krusey1011

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    Installing the new DTLT headers and I'm removing the stockers. Stuck on the oxygen sensor. It's a 22mm/ 7/8 drive sensor removal socket. I didn't cross thread or anything. But taking out the nut is twisting the wires to the sensor. IDK this shit is pissing me off. :frusty: But before I flip out and break stuff I need to ask TW. (woo saw) Oh yeah, talked with a tech for toyota too and he said too take it out with the 7/8 socket. But it just seems like the sensor would come out first and then the nut. . . ???
     
  2. Oct 2, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Yes, I just released the quick release plug. and the wires will not be twisting now. Damn man! I hate you and (no homo) love you at the same time. Because you saved me. But, you did it with little to no effort and I feel like an idiot. hahah Thanks a million chris!!! The f'd up thing is, that I felt that plug earlier. Thanks again dude! I hate to love ya :cheers:
     
  4. Oct 2, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    LOL!! Glad to help. :)
     
  5. Oct 2, 2009 at 7:13 PM
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    Chris does that, it's a good thing :D
     
  6. Oct 2, 2009 at 9:39 PM
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    Now tomorrow, off to buy new oxygen sensors. I to caution and lubed them up several times with WD40 but still managed to f up the threads. Oh well live n learn. :facepalm:
     
  7. Oct 2, 2009 at 9:58 PM
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    Monkeysuncle

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    use anti seize when u put em back in
     
  8. Oct 2, 2009 at 10:42 PM
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    Already got some. Figure that's why the stockers broke. Thanks! I need them suckers tomorrow so I can drive my baby. So ima check out the dealership. See if they don't try n rob me on the price.
     
  9. Oct 2, 2009 at 10:55 PM
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  10. Oct 2, 2009 at 11:54 PM
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    there a/f sensors, you can get them from trdparts4u for like $140-180, i don't remember the price, but it was cheaper then the $240 my local dealer was gona charge. If possible use a box wrench.
     
  11. Oct 2, 2009 at 11:56 PM
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  12. Oct 3, 2009 at 2:16 AM
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    I'll see if a machine shop can take a die to em for me first. If not. . . then I guess I'll get taken at the dealership. I doubt I can get em ne where else asap.
     
  13. Oct 3, 2009 at 1:35 PM
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    FML! Not enough threads to repair the sensors. $200 a peice at the dealership. (Those Bastards) I could order online but.... waiting a whole week to drive my taco!?! F no! :goingcrazy:
     
  14. Oct 3, 2009 at 1:41 PM
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    S1N C1TY...(from Hilo, HI)...
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    mine O2 sensors were easy to come out...just used some anti-seize spray...let it sit for like 30 minutes...came out like butter...
     
  15. Oct 3, 2009 at 1:44 PM
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    Thanks, way to rub it in! hahaha jk wishs I could say the same
     
  16. Oct 3, 2009 at 2:05 PM
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    didn't mean to rub it in bro...haha

    but what I did is sprayed the anti-seize directly after removing the headers...my stock headers were still a little warm to touch...maybe it helped being a little warm...like I mentioned above I let mine site for like 30 minutes before removing the stock sensors...

    did you already purchase new O2 sensors?
     
  17. Oct 3, 2009 at 3:08 PM
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    No, not yet. The cheapest I could find was $200 each at the local dealer. Couldn't find em online yet. Damn this has me down. I could of paid around 300 for someone to do the work for me. :facepalm:Stupid mistake! Now the taco's just sitting there. I'm going to start drinking :drunk:hahah
     
  18. Oct 3, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    contact my buddy Gadget...:D from URD (Underdog Racing Development)
    Call Us: (877) 887-3872 ext.3 Email Us: info@urdusa.com

    he'll definitely hook you up bro and he'll have it there pronto...he'll price match as well...

    good luck and keep me posted...
     
  19. Oct 5, 2009 at 12:36 PM
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    Krusey1011

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    Yup, Gadget hooked it up right off the bat. 165 each on the sensors with no questions asked. IDK why I didn't think to go to URD right off the bat. Definitely the cheapest place I found for my DTLT's, O2 sim, and now sensors. He also found the cheapest next day air. Great business! I'm goin to URD every time now. :D
     
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