- Aug 3, 2007
I am in process of removing the 02 sensor before the catylitic on this 3.8 engine. Anyyone familiar with it knows it is a bear to get to. I can only reach it from the top with a long extension and a 02 socket. I tried to loosen it with my 02 socket and an extension and a breaker bar and it did nothing but twist the 3/8 to 1/2 socket adapter after a lot of torque.. I did not expect anything less. I have a 3/8 inch 02 socket. I am going up and buy a 1/2 drive 02 socket and try it again. I am also going to buy another can of PB blaster of which I was out. My question is can someone give me any tips on making it easier and even possible to get this 02 sensor out. You can not get a torch in there to heat it up. Should I run the engine and heat it up or what? Thanks for any advice on this subject. I forgot the exact code number but it concerned the heating element of the 02 sensor.