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Recommendations/advice on O2 sensor

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by jelliot2, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Mar 24, 2011 at 7:08 PM
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    jelliot2

    jelliot2 [OP] New Member

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    I have an 08 Tacoma (27K miles), 2WD, 4 cylinder with a bad front O2 sensor. My mechanic recommended one for $233.00...! Maybe this is a reasonable price, because I'm having a hard time finding a better deal, but was hoping someone would be able to point me in a better direction (read: cheaper!)

    Any suggestions out there? I'd REALLY appreciate the help. I'm a bit of an automotive idiot, so the more info the better.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Mar 24, 2011 at 7:18 PM
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    ktmrider

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  3. Mar 25, 2011 at 10:13 AM
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    The upstream sensor is more expensive, not sure why. I might pay that for the part and labor, but Denso ($130) and Bosch ($160) upstream O2 sensors are cheaper on RockAuto.com.
     
  4. Mar 25, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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    Thanks for the help.

    The part is ~230 and the labor is ~40, so the total is ~270.

    I wonder if I can buy the part elsewhere, like RockAuto.com and just pay for the labor of installing it?
     
  5. Mar 25, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    Depends on the mechanic. Most mechanics I've dealt with don't like to do that. You could bring in a faulty or incorrect part and then try to blame them for the "problem" afterwards.
     
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