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So I go to replace my O2 sensors...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by RacerP, May 14, 2011.

  1. May 14, 2011 at 8:00 AM
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    RacerP

    RacerP [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I got the typical P0136 code from my CEL...per alot of suggestions ordered both upstream and downstream sensors from RockAuto.

    Upstream took me about 10 minutes to replace, great, then O go to do the downstream one and can't figure out why I can't get it unbolted??

    I had the stealership replace both cats about 2yrs ago and it seems they tack welded the downstream O2 sensor in instead of of bolting it back on!!

    What a major PITA!!!

    Anyone else ever seen this??

    Peter
     
  2. May 14, 2011 at 9:22 AM
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    StAndrew

    StAndrew Wait for it...

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    Ass-hats... They probably fucked up the studs when trying to install your new sensor (or remove the old one). Thats why I always inspect work (major work) done on my truck/car before paying.

    Random story: My wife took her car to Wal-Mart for an oil change while I was at work. I was able to get there just in time. Turns out they didnt replace the oil filter... I didnt pay them a cent, wouldnt let them install a filter, and went directly to a trusted dealership. Once the dealership assured me they actually changed the oil (and used the correct oil - and installed a new filter with no labor charges) I returned and paid Wal-Mart for the oil but not labor. They told me never to come back and I told them not to worry.
     
  3. May 14, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    shitroc

    shitroc Master of War

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    They welded the nuts to the studs or the sensor right to the bung? Is the heat shield still in place?
     
  4. May 14, 2011 at 10:15 AM
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    Ridgerunner

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    THEY told YOU never come back?? Wow-nothing worse than losers that are arrogant about being losers!
     
  5. May 14, 2011 at 11:21 AM
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    RacerP

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    They welded the sensor to the studs in place of the nuts. The heat shield is still there.
     
  6. May 14, 2011 at 11:31 AM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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