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Old 03-21-2008, 12:54 PM   #1
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bent the rear o2 sensor....

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???


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Old 03-21-2008, 01:03 PM   #2
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theyre heated...thats why i believe theyre more

but mike should be able to get you one cheap
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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.
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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...)
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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.
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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
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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......
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get a HFC you won't need that bracket and it doesn't hit anything, at least for me anyway
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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.
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