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O2 Sensor Shield

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by StAndrew, May 30, 2011.

  1. May 30, 2011 at 6:55 AM
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    StAndrew

    StAndrew [OP] Wait for it...

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    Im about to replace my O2 sensors and have a quick question.

    I can grind the shield off pretty easily, however I dont have a welder toput it back on and Im wondering if its even worth it. How necessary is this shield?I do some minor off roading, etc...
    Thanks.
     
  2. May 30, 2011 at 7:37 AM
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    Blumpkinson

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    I got frustrated when trying to replace the sensor and just cut mine off. It's pretty flimsy so i doubt it would actually protect the sensor if a rock or something got up there.

    I'm going to make a new one that will be stronger. The o2 sensor does seem pretty vulnerable up there so you probably should protect it if u take it offroad.
     
  3. May 30, 2011 at 8:51 AM
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    Ryanstech

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    why not just loosen the two bolts holding it? They hold the O2 sensor also. Mine needed a little lube to break them loose but once you find the right wrench to get over the awkward angle they come off pretty easy.
     
  4. May 30, 2011 at 11:12 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    I had to basically break my shield away from the sensor because the nuts holding the sensor in were almost completely stripped. Basically bent it outta the way. I see nothing bad happening if its gone....just make sure its smooth so it doesn't cut the sensor wires.
     
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