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Beau
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Beau Jan 10, 11:52pm - #370711 

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Replacing Oxygen Sensor

my 00 celica has a faulty O2 sensor that needs to be replaced. my dad and i were thinking about doing it ourselves. My dad has replaced the oxygen sensors on a ford expedition before. my question is, does anyone know how much harder it will be to replace the O2 sensor on my car vs. the expedition. should we even attempt it, or just bring it to a mechanic (who quoted me $300 for the repeair)?
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xTc_celica Jan 10, 11:54pm - #370712 

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are you sure its your o2 sensor or could it be your maf sensor?

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Beau Jan 11, 12:07am - #370713 

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no, its 02. the dealerhsip already ran the diagnostics
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SeeULater Jan 11, 12:21am - #370714 
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It is fairly easy if you get a direct replacement.
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eric_h Jan 11, 1:29am - #370715 

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wow thats alot, i got 2 02 sensors and a maf replaced free under warrenty, makes me happy, id say if you got the part do it yourself and save the money

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Lucky_317 Jan 11, 4:40am - #370716 

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it's easy. do it yourself.

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defjukie Jan 11, 2:56pm - #370717 

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well autozone told me it was the o2 sensor so I just ordered an o2 sensor from the dealer. However, this weekend, I cleaned my MAF sensor and the damn CEL has not come on since... thumbsup (I know, i should have done this first)

So, I've got a precat-o2 sensor for sale if you need it. Unopened. The receipt from the dealer says they don't take returns on "special orders". BS. But they give credit. I don't care, whatever. I got it for $150 total. If interested, PM me.
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grcelica Jan 12, 3:20am - #370718 

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you got ripped. My dealer charged $125 for the sensor INSTALLED.
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defjukie Jan 12, 6:42pm - #370719 

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Originally Posted by grcelica

you got ripped. My dealer charged $125 for the sensor INSTALLED.


things happen. in all actuality, that was the cheapest dealer around here...others quoted me at $175 $160...so congrats to you!

Just called and they're letting me return it for my money back. nice.
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Jtultra Jan 13, 1:44am - #370720 

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make sure its your O2 though, my 00 GTS was throwing the faulty O2 codes, but it turned out to be a faulty ECU

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Beau Jan 13, 6:03am - #370721 

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how did you find out that it was the ecu? because my 00 GTS came up as P0141. O2 sensor, bank one, sensor 2 faulty. Maybe my ecu is bad. but thats pretty expensive isnt it?
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XPunkJoeX Jan 16, 8:50am - #370722 

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Yes the ECU is expensive if you buy it from the dealer 700-800 dollars. I had to replace mine along with all my injectors since their is a TSB for 2000 Celica GTS for ECU and injectors. You can find the parts way cheaper at www.car-part.com The codes I had were P0171 and P0300. After replacing my ECU and injectors I no longer get the code P0300 but I do get P0171(Running Lean). I think its my sensors as well. Dealer wont give me an answer since I have a CAI and Air/Fuel Gauge.

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Beau Jan 27, 12:32am - #370723 

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i got the reapir done and the CEL hasnt come back on, so it was definatly the O2 sensor. it was an easy repair once i found where the end connected in.
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msy Mar 14, 12:32am - #449899 
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hi

I need help. i have toyota celica 2000. I need to change bank 1 sensor 1 ( O2 sensor) but is it upstream or down stream one? Dose any one know?
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SteveCan Apr 19, 10:35pm - #449945 

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Upstream is forward of the CAT - Catalytic Converter (closet to the Exhaust Manifold) and downstream is after the CAT, closes to the CATBACK Exhaust. Note: the O2 Sensors are different, so ensure you pickup the upstream one. They have different part #'s. Note 2 - From my personal experience only, so other's may have experienced different - Ensure you pick up a OEM one and not after market. I replaced mine with after market and it lasted a few months.

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tenten Oct 16, 1:12am - #450282 
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Any DIY video or instructions to change Oxygen sensor upstream and downstream?
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CaffeineKid Oct 16, 1:15am - #450283 

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