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Which one? Does the code say rich? Something a lot of people don't know,is that a poorly burning engine(,say plugs are dirty or wiring is leaking spark), will cause the O2 sensor to read a LEAN mixture because of the volume of uncombusted air,and the sensor will call for more gas,which actually makes the engine even less efficient. So make sure the engine is tuned up well,the air cleaner filter is clean,and so on. THEN replace the designated O2 sensor if problem persists. don-ohio (:^)

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