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I think i was talking to you

I am the lady in AZ with the 02 sensor problem. did i talk to you? i have a 1998 ford taurus.

susan :)

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  • suziesaysr Nov 06, 2008

    I took my car to auto zone, they had codes 171 and 174. anyways took car to mechanic yesterday and he says on his paperwork, repaired intake vacuum hose. he showed me the 02 sensor said i did not need it.

    i dont know if that means he took it out and did not replace that? anyways the whole job cost $50. not that i am complaining about the price,but it leads me to think he did not replace the 02 sensor and if i dont have an 02 sensor, is that ok?

    are you the man with 20 years of experience at ford dealer??? if so you are the one i spoke to.

  • suziesaysr Nov 06, 2008

    Ok, I thank you so much for explaining it. and now i know the mechanic did the right thing. I am a very happy camper :)

    and you are very helpful. hope you dont mind i just saved your response in my favorites.

    again, i thank you and have a wonderful day

    susan :)


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    yadayada Nov 06, 2008

    Yes that is ok, the O2 is a sensor that measures the amount of oxygen in the exhaust stream, if you had a engine vacuum leak the computer would see that as a problem and trigger a code, in your case lean codes, to much O2, this does not rquire a new O2, in some cases it would, they do fail, but they are about $50 each you have 2 sensors, so you where only charged for labor. Do you understand this.

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