Ok, for all those of you who wanted an O2 DIY....Here you go. NOW POSTED!!!
You will need:
O2 Sensor (right or left or both)
LONG extension ( I bought an 11" extension that worked good)
O2 Sensor Socket (there are short and long ones GET THE SHORT ONE!)
PB Blaster (or other penitrating lube)
Rachet with a long handle (this will be important to have a long handle because they are RUSTED IN THERE)
A 10mm socket
Right Side (Passenger side of the car)
This one was easily accessible and I didn't have to undo anything to get to it. That is why I did it first. First, spray amply with PB blaster and let soak for a few minutes. Do this a couple of times letting soak for a few minutes each time. (You can do this once and try to get it but if you can't then let it soak a couple more times). Undo the connector to the O2 sensor located at the front of the engine (On this side it is pointing down on the side of the TB cover). Let the wire hang loose and stick the O2 sensor socket on the top of the O2 sensor and use that LONG extension with a long rachet to get that monkey out.
Solid constant pressure against that rachet will help to loosen it.
Putting the right side in:
This is kinda tricky being as it is at a WEIRD ANGLE (it took me an hour to get it) Stick the new o2 sensor in the socket keeping hold of the wire along the extension. (now the tricky part) Turn the extension with your hand as not to cross thread the O2 sensor until you feel it get tight. LET THE WIRE WRAP AROUND THE EXTENSION! That is the key to putting it in because the wire coming off the O2 sensor rubs against the side of the engine and screws it up. Next, plug her in and you are good to go.
Removing the Left Side: (Manual Tranny) I am not sure about a Auto Tranny just read and you will see why but it shouldn't be hard to figure out for an auto.
This took a few extra minutes to loosen a heat shield that is necessary to remove to get to the O2 sensor. On my manual transmission, the clutch hose was attached to the bolt that holds in the heat shield (10mm bolt), so I had to remove the bolt that attached the clutch hose and LOOSEN the far (toward the middle of the car) I didn't remove the far bolt as to not take out the heat shield but to allow it to swivel. I removed the bolt underneath the fuel filter as to let the heat shield swivel now out of the way toward the middle of the car. Next repeat the same procedure to remove the left O2 sensor. Repeat the same procedure to put the new one in as explained above. You may find that it is easier to wrap the wire around the extension and then start putting it in the hole. The connector for the left side is located just below the oil fill cap. Put the heat shield back into place. and plug that monkey in.
YOU MAY NOTICE:
That the new wires dont have a rubber attachment to put under the heads in the clips that are located under the heads. I cut mine off the old wires and attached them on the new wires by cutting them lengthwise (so they don't just dangle there) and cutting the little silver clip on the end perpendicular to your lengthwise cuts to get them off and just attach them.
If there are any questions, feel free to post them or contact me with a PM.
Thanks and good luck my fellow legenders!!!