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Old 10-27-2010, 10:04 PM
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ok so long story short, i traded a guy a ranger that i had 400 bucks into for this ram 98 2500 quad cab long bed 4x4 laramie. i absolutaly love it. it has usual michigan rust and someminor problems but i know i didnt get the shirt end of the stick on that trade... anyways, my question for you is, sometimes when im driving, taking off from a light or whatever, i give her the gas and it barely moves. it spits ant sputters and misses like crazy all the way op to about 3/4 throttle, but as soon as i move it that last quarter on an inch to the floor, it wakes up and slams u back in your seat and takes off.. it has no cats so those arent clogged.. i read the codes and one of the o2 sensors came up.. could this be causing it to do this? it doesnt happen all the time but about 50/50.. today i got curoius and unplugged both o2 sensors and it gets noticeably worse mileage but it seems to have fixed the problem.. my next question is, i tried getting the oxy sensors out and both nuts stripped out, so would it work the same if i welded new bungs in further back in the exhaust and moved the sensors back there? or would that change the readings? thanks in advance guys
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:11 PM
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Welcome to the Z. The computers in these trucks don't like it when the sensors aren't working right. Unplugging them which cleared the problem certainly shows that's where your problem lies. I've heard there are ways to fool the computer into thinking they are there, but I can't remember the way to do it.

As for the stripped out "nuts", do you mean you rounded off the sensor? Normally that's what happens. If that's the case, try soaking them in penetrating oil over night and use vise grips. If that doesn't work, take a torch to the thread area to expand it and then work them back and forth with the vise grips.

If the threads in the pipe are stripped then I suggest boring them smooth and larger then tap them and put in an adapter which fits the new sensor and is the size you need for the new hole on the outside.

I doubt the sensors would work correctly if they are to far out of the exhaust stream.

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Old 10-27-2010, 10:36 PM
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thanks for the quick reply! im going to keep playing with the o2 sensors.. i have been soaking them for a while now and im going to keep going. if that dont work, im breaking out the heat wrenches lol
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:43 PM
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another question... i bought a new o2 sensor. how do i know which one is bad? the scaan tool said it is number 1 iirc but which one is that? and i bought a new 4x4 vacuum shift motor for my front axle and was wondering hor easy/hard it is to put one in? my old one was rotted to hell...
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ill get pics as soon as i can.. played on some hills today and had her flexing pretty good.. was going to take pics but i forgot my phone...doh..
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Definitely try some heat . I would recommend you replace all of them , they are 13 years old . If it's functioning correctly , it could still be lazy .
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well got the o2 sensor on.. took a while. it was a pain in the a$$!!! but it helped like500 percent and runs alot better. and here are a couple pics for you guys
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thats a good looking truck!
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