03-21-2008, 01:54 PM
so i had my car at the dealer today getting some new shoes for her and they said my rear o2 sensor was bent....110 bucks for the part alone!! wtf is it a wideband sensor or something? any idea if i can pick one up cheaper than that???
03-21-2008, 02:03 PM
Talk to mike at hilbish ford
03-21-2008, 03:51 PM
theyre heated...thats why i believe theyre more
but mike should be able to get you one cheap
I don't believe the rear O2 is a heated sensor.
I'm positive the front one is though.
If you're not throwing any codes, and the car is running fine, why exactly did they say you need to replace it?
IOW, it may be bent, but if it's working...so what?
You really don't need the rear one anyway.
Most aftermarket tunes will turn it off.
03-21-2008, 04:21 PM
the rear sensor is far cheaper than the front sensor, also even if it throws a code it will not affect your driveability, mileage, or performance - the front sensor does the work, the secondary is basically jsut that.... a secondary... (ive had to replace mine all winter...but i dont have a garage so im waiting...)
03-21-2008, 08:58 PM
autozone 40-50 a pop buy the o2 sensor removal tool and go to work....Ive bent 3 now so you not the only one.
03-22-2008, 12:58 AM
its throwing a CEL and i had my buddy flash it a few months ago to find out what it was...i had a feeling it was bent so when they put the new tires on it today i just asked them to take a peak at it. if i could shut the damn CEL off without fixing it i would be all over it but that light is just annoying lol
03-22-2008, 10:26 AM
The rear O2 gets bent because of a exhaust bracket thats usually rusted out and broken. This lets your exhaust flex more and hit your front suspension. There was a TSB about it and you can order a revised bracket from ford for like 40$. The braket goes around the Cat and holds it in place. Otherwise, if you live in a state with rough roads expect it to continue......
03-22-2008, 12:42 PM
get a HFC you won't need that bracket and it doesn't hit anything, at least for me anyway
03-22-2008, 01:45 PM
Odd, I always thought the front was more prone to bending. Need to find the source of making the sensor bend. Easy fix if you can jack the car up.
03-22-2008, 03:16 PM
If I remember correctly it was the steering rack that hit mine. I went to change it and I nudged it with my wrench and the top fell right off lol.
03-22-2008, 07:49 PM
I bent my rear sensor just a week or so ago, only cost me 60 bucks at my local part store. I did the work myself, only took about 10-15 minutes and havent seen a code since. Theres no way thats gotta cost that much.
03-22-2008, 09:30 PM
Auto zone 54 bucks and it take a whole 5 mins to change. both the front and the rear are easy to change
03-23-2008, 02:43 PM
yeah once it gets warmer out here i will jack the car up and change it...i couldn't imagine it would be that expensive even at the dealer...