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Great post and very helpful link, especially the pics. Just got done replacing the sensor and the info was very helpful. A couple of notes from my experience: 1) I used the direct install Bosch replacement sensor (Part #137042), not the universal fit (Part #15730). 2) The sensor was frozen in place when the engine was cold. I drove the car around for 10 minutes to get some heat in the cat and the sensor came right out using an oxygen sensor socket. Just wear a good set of mechanics gloves because the socket and ratchet (actually breaker bar) will get warm. 3) My carpeting was attached under the seat (2006 2.4EX) and would not fold back as per the pics. I ended up loosening the front seat bolts and removing the rear ones so that I could tip the seat forward and have a bit more room to work. I'm not sure if this can potentially fire the airbag, so I want to reiterate what you boldly posted within the link in red, and that is to disconnect the negative battery cable. Thanks again for the details that you provided. It made the job a breeze and saved me a few hundred $$$$$.....
Last edited by henleyb; 10-09-2011 at 04:22 PM.
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