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Hi.

The pressure sensors are located in the exhaust system. Most vehicles have two or more sensors per tail pipe.One sensor is located before the cat converter, on the engine side, and one sensor is located after the cat converter.
The sensor looks like a conic-shaped objecct protruding from the exhaust pipe.

The sensor is removed unscrewing it and pulling it out. Before removing the sensor, disconnect the wire connecting sensor to PCM wiring.

If the sensor does not come out, try heating the exhaust pipe with a blow-torch. Follow all safety prescription during the operation.

O2 sensors are classified with Bank and Sensor number, if you want to locate a determined sensor, refer to this article: O2 sensor location

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  • Park the Expedition in a safe and level surface. Set the transmission to the neutral position.Open the hood, lift the front of the vehicle using a floor jack and safely support it on jack stands.Starting at the exhaust manifold at either side of the engine, follow the exhaust pipe down. Right before the pipe connects to the catalytic converter, you will see the first heated oxygen sensor threaded on to the exhaust pipe. And right after the catalytic converter, you will find the other sensor. Both exhaust pipes are configured the same way; depending on your engine model, you might have two or four of these sensors installed. Whatever sensor or sensors you need to replace, follow this same procedure.Unplug the electrical connector of the oxygen sensor you need to change. Do not pull the wires to unplug the sensor, always grab the plastic connector.Remove the sensor using a ratchet and an oxygen sensor socket.Compare the old sensor with the new one and make sure they match up.Apply a light coat of anti-seize compound to the threads of the new sensor and install it by hand first.Tighten the sensor using the ratchet and sensor socket, but do not over tighten or the sensor and threads may be damaged.Plug the oxygen sensor electrical connector. If you need to replace any one of the other sensors, follow steps 4 through 8; then lower

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    Follow the exhaust pipe from the manifold and you will find your sensors sticking out at 90 degs from the pipe, follow the wire and disconnect from the terminal. you will need a ring spanner or special socket normally about a 22mm ( varies from sensors to sensor ) and unscrew anti clockwise, then just fit new in reverse order

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    you need to rent an 02 sensor socket and use a ratchet and the socket to remove it, there are two on the exhaust pipe one before the cat, you can see it on the exhaust pipe and one after. normally the 1at one goes out. cost $75.00 please rate if helpful.

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    There will be one located before, and one located after the catalytic converter for each exhaust that you have

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    Figure 1 Bank 1 Sensor 1 is indicated by a yellow arrow. Bank 2 Sensor 1 is pointed out with a green arrow. Large Image ' Extra-Large Image
    Figure 2 Bank 1 Sensor 2 has a green arrow. Bank 2 Sensor 2 is shown with a yellow arrow. Large Image ' Extra-Large Image
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    Figure 4 Replacing sensors before catalytic converter: Pull the wiring harness out of the mounts (green arrows) along the valve cover. Bank 1 sensor 1 shown, bank 2 sensor 1 is similar. Large Image ' Extra-Large Image
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