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    so, what is the question?



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Ok, the title didn't show all the question; and you ask if you can change the oxygen sensor yourself.

The answer is yes, and it is very simple.

There are actually 2 oxygen sensors on your vehicle, both are located on the catalytic converter. The first is located at the top of the exhaust coming out of the cylinder head, and the other is located on the underside of the vehicle on the same pipe coming off the engine. They look identical, except the underside has a much longer wire clip coming from it. Here is a picture of it.OXYGEN SENSOR BAD IN 2000 FORD ESCORT CAN I CHANGE - e4d9846.jpg

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Oxegen sensor is mounted to the exhaust pipe ,it is a replacable unit that has a wired lead that unscrews from receiver hole .you can purchase this at autozone and replace yourself. hope this helps.... chris

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