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amarillo 05-17-2013 12:53 AM

O2 sensor replacement problem (pics included)
 
The good news is the fuel filter was a breeze to replace. The bad news is that I ran into a snafu trying to get the bad oxygen sensor out.

My truck is a 2007 Ram 2500 with the 6.7 diesel. The error code indicates sensor 1 bank 1 is bad. I have purchased a new sensor, but can't get the old one out due to some heat fabric that is wrapped and clamped around it. I tried to get the clamps off without destroying them, but it didn't seem possible. Is there anyway to get the sensor out without taking the fabric off? I tried for a half hour and there just doesn't seem to be enough room around the nut for the wrench to grab on. Any advice is much appreciated!

First pic is a view from the bottom. The middle clamp is a little chewed up since I tried to get it off without breaking it.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8541/8...38ff2366_c.jpg


View of the sensor from the top/side.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7286/8...f28a975f_c.jpg

gonefishin776 05-22-2013 07:01 AM

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tjbiker031 05-22-2013 07:34 AM

Honestly i would just cut those clamps off and put hose clamps on them. The heat sheilding should prevent them from melting if you are concerned with that.

Also to get that subborn SOB off, I would just cut the wire at the sensor, double wrench it (useing the box end) with the largest wrench possible and use your friend, Mr Leverage, to do the hard work...just watch your knuckles.

You can also use a special socket make for removing O2 sensors, but i would never try a line wrench on these (it always ends badly)

hollonator 08-19-2013 12:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tjbiker031 (Post 1104625)
Honestly i would just cut those clamps off and put hose clamps on them. The heat sheilding should prevent them from melting if you are concerned with that.

Also to get that subborn SOB off, I would just cut the wire at the sensor, double wrench it (useing the box end) with the largest wrench possible and use your friend, Mr Leverage, to do the hard work...just watch your knuckles.

You can also use a special socket make for removing O2 sensors, but i would never try a line wrench on these (it always ends badly)

Pretty sound advice, I don't think I would cut the cable just yet incase there is a way of putting in the new O2 sensor without having to tie wires together. Mr. Leverage can still be used just have to have a wrench with 2 open ends if you don't cut the cable.


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