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Changing O2 Sensors

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by yotapower10, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. Jul 23, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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    yotapower10

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    I just got a new O2 sensor and I went to start changing it out on my 02 v6 taco and apparently the nuts were too hot to put any torque on them because now the head of the bolt is rounded off....awesome

    what can i do to get the bolts out to change the sensor? I cant get any real big tools in there because of course its the one right before the cat and its in the most awkward place....atleast i hope its the right one

    The code was for an O2 sensor bank 1 right 1 or something and the guy at advanced told me it was the first one starting from the engine going to the tail...the code was p1135

    any help would be awesome
     
  2. Jul 23, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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  3. Jul 23, 2009 at 4:02 PM
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    Vice grips, if that didn't work, then Weld a rod across the top of it. thats what i did i had the same problem as you
     
  4. Jul 23, 2009 at 4:04 PM
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    well i dont have a welding machine and i dont have my vice grips with me theyre 2 hours away :( any other ideas?
     
  5. Jul 23, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    well what do u have with u
     
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    pretty much 2 sets of metric set of wrenches (both without a 12mm and 11mm of course i need a 12mm), a crescent wrench, needle nose pliers, a hammer, a 5 pound maul, wd 40, and does bein pissed off count for anything??? haha

    i guess im gonna have to go buy another 12mm and some vice grips because itll be next week before i get any time to change it
     
  8. Jul 23, 2009 at 4:18 PM
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    ive already tried the pliers that i have and i forgot about the other pliers i have i forgot to mention that i didnt know if there were any tricks someone knew to getting out stripped bolts
     
  9. Jul 23, 2009 at 4:20 PM
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    i use vice grips realy tight
     
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    ok thanks for yalls help ill go buy some other ones to keep in my truck thanks a lot +1
     
  11. Jul 24, 2009 at 3:57 AM
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    You need to run to the store and buy some stuff....Spray it with PB Blaster and let it soak.

    Vise Grips or get a file so you can file the edges off and 'square up' the corners again so you can get a wrench on it.

    It's always a good idea to work on your truck when you have access to a good set of tools. Because even the simpliest jobs can turn into a nightmare.
     
  12. Jul 24, 2009 at 5:09 AM
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    X2 on the PB blaster. Let them soak for a while.
     
  13. Jul 24, 2009 at 8:50 AM
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    i cant believe i didnt think about pb blaster my dad uses that stuff all the time at home...thanks ill make sure i get that done this weekend as of right now my sensors still stuck on there but ill make sure i get it off soon thanks for the help
     
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