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02 sensor Is there a page on the net that will walk me through installing both 02 sensors in my 96 ford contour?

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Unhook battery
Unplug sensor
Depending on how tight it is on there, they make a special socket to slip around sensor and wire.
Sometimes they are stubborn but Ive seen a few loosen no problem.

Reinstall by adding a little antisieze to the threads, not too much because the sensor needs to ground electrically to the bung its being reainstalled... It has to remain electronically "connected" to produce a signal to send back to computer while reading the exhaust flow.

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