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Old 24 Jul 2009, 07:17 pm
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My 01 has the engine modesty cover. I know there are three pins that hold it on and on top of the cover there are three rubber grommets. To remove the cover do I just pull it up and off the pins or do I try to remove the rubber grommets and then it slides off?
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Old 24 Jul 2009, 07:44 pm
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Just lift it up it will pull off of the grommets.
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Old 24 Jul 2009, 09:50 pm
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Thanks. That's what I thought but didn't want to break something. One more question, have you changed the O2 sensor before? What's the best way to get at it, to remove the little coolant reservoir?
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Old 25 Jul 2009, 06:03 am
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Thanks. That's what I thought but didn't want to break something. One more question, have you changed the O2 sensor before? What's the best way to get at it, to remove the little coolant reservoir?
Depends on which one you are talking about... the upstream sensor on the engine or the downstream at the cat...

Did the downstream on mine a while back, no way to get at it but from underneath.
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Old 25 Jul 2009, 07:48 am
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According to the books (Haynes/Chilton) nothing has to be removed (coolant reservoir) to get to the upstream sensor but a special tool should be used. Disconnect the electrical connection first. It's easier if the exhaust manifold is warm when the sensor is replaced and use anti-seize on the threads on the new sensor.

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Old 25 Jul 2009, 10:48 am
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Thanks, Crewzin. I got it done. Took the engine vanity cover off and that made it much easier to see what I was doing. Surprisingly, the old one came out very easily - never had one come out so easily before. I just spayed it down with Liquid Wrench last night and this morning it turned out real nicely - no warming of the manifold or anything (which I have had to do in the past). Now I just have to drive it to see if the P0171 comes back or not.
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