From: Ray O on

"Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff(a)yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> "Steve" <hgd(a)wsx.inv> wrote in message
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>> "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>I'm not suggesting he ignore the code. I'm only suggesting that he can
>>>wait
>>>until Saturday to get a part and screw it in.
>>
>> Thanks Jeff. Does this mean it's an easy DIY fix? What part number
>> would I need?
>
> Easy depends on where it is and what's in the way. It's easy in theory,
> unscrew the old one and screw in the new one, fiddle with the electrical
> connections as needed.
>
> In practice, the front bumper has to be removed to get to the grill so you
> can take the radiator out to get to the exhaust manifold where the sensor
> lives.

I forget what kind of vehicle the OP has, but I am not aware of any Toyota
that requires the bumper to be removed to get at the grill to take out the
radiator to get to the exhaust manifold. to get at the sensor.


> The sensor might need a special socket wrench, or it might just need a
> simple end wrench. Depends on what's in the way.
>
>
> Part Number? Got me ...
>
>

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From: Jeff Strickland on

"Ray O" <rokigawa(a)NOSPAMtristarassociates.com> wrote in message
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> "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff(a)yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>> "Steve" <hgd(a)wsx.inv> wrote in message
>> news:c8c0a55t2lgnuhckirc6q5vcogl22ekkng(a)4ax.com...
>>> "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>>I'm not suggesting he ignore the code. I'm only suggesting that he can
>>>>wait
>>>>until Saturday to get a part and screw it in.
>>>
>>> Thanks Jeff. Does this mean it's an easy DIY fix? What part number
>>> would I need?
>>
>> Easy depends on where it is and what's in the way. It's easy in theory,
>> unscrew the old one and screw in the new one, fiddle with the electrical
>> connections as needed.
>>
>> In practice, the front bumper has to be removed to get to the grill so
>> you can take the radiator out to get to the exhaust manifold where the
>> sensor lives.
>
> I forget what kind of vehicle the OP has, but I am not aware of any Toyota
> that requires the bumper to be removed to get at the grill to take out the
> radiator to get to the exhaust manifold. to get at the sensor.
>
>

Sorry, that was supposed to be silly.

I shoulda annotated that better.

I'm not aware of any make or model car or truck that requires the stuff I
sited to be removed. The theory and the practice generally work out to be
the same, the job is essentially easy. It isn't always simple -- there can
be stuff that keeps you from getting the wrench where it needs to be -- but
the replacement of the part is still easy. Unplug it. Unscrew it. Screw in
the new one. Plug in the new one.







From: Steve on
"Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
>I'm not aware of any make or model car or truck that requires the stuff I
>sited to be removed. The theory and the practice generally work out to be
>the same, the job is essentially easy. It isn't always simple -- there can
>be stuff that keeps you from getting the wrench where it needs to be -- but
>the replacement of the part is still easy. Unplug it. Unscrew it. Screw in
>the new one. Plug in the new one.

And for this the dealer wants $400. Sigh.
From: Ray O on

"Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff(a)yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> "Ray O" <rokigawa(a)NOSPAMtristarassociates.com> wrote in message
> news:h7rd5o$inr$2(a)news.eternal-september.org...
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>> "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff(a)yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:h7r9dg$kpj$2(a)news.eternal-september.org...
>>>
>>> "Steve" <hgd(a)wsx.inv> wrote in message
>>> news:c8c0a55t2lgnuhckirc6q5vcogl22ekkng(a)4ax.com...
>>>> "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>>>I'm not suggesting he ignore the code. I'm only suggesting that he can
>>>>>wait
>>>>>until Saturday to get a part and screw it in.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks Jeff. Does this mean it's an easy DIY fix? What part number
>>>> would I need?
>>>
>>> Easy depends on where it is and what's in the way. It's easy in theory,
>>> unscrew the old one and screw in the new one, fiddle with the electrical
>>> connections as needed.
>>>
>>> In practice, the front bumper has to be removed to get to the grill so
>>> you can take the radiator out to get to the exhaust manifold where the
>>> sensor lives.
>>
>> I forget what kind of vehicle the OP has, but I am not aware of any
>> Toyota that requires the bumper to be removed to get at the grill to take
>> out the radiator to get to the exhaust manifold. to get at the sensor.
>>
>>
>
> Sorry, that was supposed to be silly.
>
> I shoulda annotated that better.

Got it ;-)

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From: Ray O on

"Steve" <hgd(a)wsx.inv> wrote in message
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> "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
>>I'm not aware of any make or model car or truck that requires the stuff I
>>sited to be removed. The theory and the practice generally work out to be
>>the same, the job is essentially easy. It isn't always simple -- there can
>>be stuff that keeps you from getting the wrench where it needs to be --
>>but
>>the replacement of the part is still easy. Unplug it. Unscrew it. Screw in
>>the new one. Plug in the new one.
>
> And for this the dealer wants $400. Sigh.

Probably .8 or 1 hour labor plus parts.

You might want to invest in a digital multi-meter - a basic one is less than
$25 at Radio Shack or Sears, and you can test the sensor yourself. The
sensor is easy to locate, and you can figure out which wire is which with
the meter.

BTW, you had asked what the part number for the sensor was, but it is
generally not a good idea to purchase parts by part number because the part
numbers are sometimes superseded by updated or revised parts, or if the part
number you give is wrong, then you are stuck with the wrong part because
electrical parts are generally not returnable unless they are defective.


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