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I have the oxygen sensor so i can replace on a 02 new beetle vw , dont know where it is located and if i need special tools or is this a job ok for a novice mechanical person. just trying to keep my budget above water

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There are 2 O2 sensors, one is on the manifold the other is behind the catilytic convertor. Both are easy to change you just have to know which need replacing. Are you getting a check engine light on the dash? Did some one read the code and tell you this is what you need, and if so he should have said which one.

To change them all you need to do is disconnect the wire and use the proper size box end wrench. Some times they can be hard to get off.

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Need to replace the oxygen sensor and reset computer - where is it located and how do I do it? Is there a diagram to see the "hot to"?

The O2 sensor is located on the exhaust. It is normally located on the upper part of the exhaust manifold just after all 4 pipes come together or under the drivers side at the catalytic converter. It will be the only item with 3 to 4 wires running to it on the exhaust. It a simple repair. When you pick up the new Sensor pick up the special tool that is needed to remove and install it. The special tool is either a socket with a slot cut in it to allow the wires to be moved out of the way or an open end wrench with a slot in it. After you remove the old sensor clean the area and put anti-seize on the threads of the new sensor, make sure you use this compound it is usually included with the sensor, put the new sensor in place and tighten down, connect the wires. Move to the battery and if you didn't disconnect the Negative terminal before you started remove it now and wait 1 min, reconnect it and start the vehicle. This should clear any stored codes and reset the computer to accept the new sensor.

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IF you're diagnosing purely off a P-Code of 1137 then you're looking at the following areas.
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Need to replaced and locate oxygen sensor


Oxygen sensor is usually located near the exhaust manifold, passenger side by firewall.

If you are going to do it yourself, I suggest to go to an AutoZone, if you by the sensor there, they will let you borrow the special tool needed to remove/replace it. This is a FREE service for their customers.

Don't forget to rate this post. Good Luck.

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How do you replace the O2 sensor ?

You need to find which is bad. It can be removed with a 22mm wrench or a special oxygen sensor tool. disconnect the battery, and the sensors will be located in the exhaust manifold and at the exhaust converter. You will unplug the O2 sensor and loosen with the tool, once it is loose, it's easier to finish removing by hand. Make sure the car is cool down. Before replacing it, make sure it has anti-seize grease applied to the threads of the new 02 sensor.

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Need to know the codes before we can do anything else.
I'll have to get back to you on the voltage at O2 sensors but they could be ok. Cat's perfect output gotta be 100 degrees lower than input. Get codes and I'll help you out.
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This link will take you to a site that will show you what the sensor looks like and it's cost.Your sensor is located in the exhaust pipe by the catalytic converter.This is under the car,screwed directly into the pipe just behind the converter.Hope this helps?

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Where's my O2 sensor located

Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL(S) REQUIRED Description Tool Number Oxygen Sensor Wrench T94L-9472-A
Removal and Installation
NOTE: If excessive force is needed to remove heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) (9F472) , lubricate heated oxygen sensor with penetrating oil prior to removal.
  1. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301) .
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