Racerguy, I picked up the O2 socket at Can Tire.thanks again. Now for my next problem, I can get the socket on the O2 sensor but I don't think I can get a rachet on it. This one is on the passenger side of the truck, would it be better to just drop the exaust system down from the manifolds? It might give me a little more room to work with. Thanks for your time and patience. jse
I have tried the 7/8 wrench, I can't get a good enough bite with the open end. I've even bent the wrench to get a better fit. The one on the driver's side is pretty easy to get at, it's the one on the passenger side that is a bi-ch.
Racerguy, I haven't tried a flex ratchet yet. I did take off the front wheel and it does improve the access. I was hoping that you or someone reading this had actually removed this O2 sensor and could tell me how they did it. I may be missing something but right now I can't see how this job can be done with the exhaust system still in place.
I've done them before with a flex ratchet, going in through the inner fender.
It's not fun but can be done.
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I find that getting the connector unplugged is the worst part of the job usually.
Well right now I am willing to forego the fun and settle for possible.
One more question, am I doing any harm by driving it with the bad O2 sensor? Plugs or electronics, anything? I'll let you know how it goes thanks jse
Racerguy! Just got finished puting the new O2 sensor in. You were right with the flex ratchet and O2 sensor socket the job is not too bad. Removing the trans dipstick tube helped as well. Thanks again truck seems good so far (on the driveway) hope it stays that way! JohnE