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nickofcourse
09-20-2007, 08:00 PM
i performed a search but did not find my specific question. i apoligize if this has been asnwered before.

my next door neighbor helps me a little with my car, he was talking about a universal oxygen sensor where you had to measure and cut, then strip wires and all that.

http://www.autozone.com/R,APP230536/vehicleId,2915602/initialAction,partProductDetail/store,1752/partType,00117/shopping/partProductDetail.htm

i was wondering if that one would be as simple as unscrewing old one, screwing in new one and just plugging wire into a socket? (where the orginal old one comes off)

simple and easy? or does this one have to be cut and spliced also?

thanks guys i really apreciate it. on 7 gallons of gas i traveled 84 miles all city.:eek:

also what does O.E type mean for future referance, does it mean original equipment?

drumking1721
09-20-2007, 08:30 PM
Yea o.e is original equipment and o.e.m is original equipment manufacture. If your replacing the pipe along with it,its not too hard.
http://www.automedicsupply.com/catalog.php?&pkey=1426698

nickofcourse
09-20-2007, 08:54 PM
ok cool, i didnt want to go and cut and splice wires. i like the fact that i can drive 5 minutes and buy the oxygen sensor at my local autozone.

Thanks for the help:cool:

drumking1721
09-26-2007, 08:42 PM
Hey to bring this back up...um im changing my O2 pre cat...and yea i cant get the nut to break loose...what to do? dont wanna take it in bc its a simple thing to do.just cant get it loose,ideas?

Sprucegagt
09-26-2007, 09:01 PM
Soak it with WD-40 or PB Blaster for a few minutes then try again.

drumking1721
09-26-2007, 09:30 PM
thanks andy

cardude007617
10-21-2008, 09:29 PM
alright so my car has 102k on it, and i understand o2's only last about 100k or so. so basically its time to change it. the AC Delco part number is 213-802 and if i go on ebay, some made by Delphi come up as the same part number for 35 bucks shipped. is delphi good to go with? i recall some members having some issues with certain aftermarket brands of O2s.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-DELPHI-OXYGEN-SENSOR-01-04-PONTIAC-GRAND-AM-213-802_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ72Q3a1240Q7c39Q3a1 Q7c66Q3a1Q7c65Q3a12Q7c240Q3a1318QQ_trksidZp3286Q2e c0Q2em14QQhashZitem160146640366QQitemZ160146640366

this might help my problem going up hills and just general sluggishness sort of...

opinions please

cardude007617
10-22-2008, 01:09 PM
any ideas....?

Malaclypse
10-22-2008, 09:54 PM
O2 sensors don't really have a lifespan. 100k miles on an O2 isn't uncommon and many more isn't that special either. If you're just concerned about the wear and tear on the part then yes, replace it. Otherwise it isn't necessary.

As far as brands, don't go generic auto-partwhatever store.. don't buy Bosch... buy AC Delco, Delphi should be okay since they made many parts for GM vehicles over the years.