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$350 to replace my 02 Sensor! Grrrrrr!
« on: December 15, 2009, 11:47:22 AM »
 Well, so much for buying anything cool for a little while.
 My check engine light has been going off and on for the past few weeks, it did this last winter too. Unfortunately, I have a bad 02 sensor and need to replace it to pass inspection by the end of the month. At first I thought the price was a bit hi so I got a second opinion and it was in the same ballpark. After paying for inspection and emission, I'll be paying well over $400 Ouch!
Just venting. Grrrr!
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Re: $350 to replace my 02 Sensor! Grrrrrr!
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2009, 11:56:32 AM »
I feel your pain.  Just shelled out a grand on new tires...

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Re: $350 to replace my 02 Sensor! Grrrrrr!
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009, 12:25:12 PM »
That's a rip.

They're not that hard to replace

What make/model is your car?  Depending on the car it can be done in like 30 minutes and cost like $60 for the parts. 

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Re: $350 to replace my 02 Sensor! Grrrrrr!
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2009, 12:57:08 PM »
That's a rip.

They're not that hard to replace

What make/model is your car?  Depending on the car it can be done in like 30 minutes and cost like $60 for the parts. 



 Thats what I thought. I have an 04 Pontiac Vibe and I have seen the sensor for sale on a few websites for around $100. The problem is, I don't have any way to get under my car to do the fix, I don't own those ramp looking things and im far from a mechanic. But I do agree that it looks like a simple fix, I watched some youtube videos on this.
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Re: $350 to replace my 02 Sensor! Grrrrrr!
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2009, 01:04:18 PM »
 I just realized that the "Whats On Your Mind" forum is supposed to be for politics. Duh ???
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Re: $350 to replace my 02 Sensor! Grrrrrr!
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2009, 01:21:15 PM »
I figured I move it.  So here it is now.

I just dropped $600 to get my ABS fixed about a month ago.
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Re: $350 to replace my 02 Sensor! Grrrrrr!
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2009, 02:24:14 PM »
Just dropped $525 for a nasty oil leak , seized 4x4 shifter,and other assorted BS. My mechanis was able to piece the truck back together without buying the very pricey Ford factory parts. Got a new sticker though. I am ready to run over deer and Priuses all winter long. :o
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Re: $350 to replace my 02 Sensor! Grrrrrr!
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2009, 04:24:52 PM »
Used to have to get those damn stickers yearly down here in S.C...glad those days are gone!!! License to STEAL!!!!!  >:(
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