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Old 01-16-2013, 12:47 PM
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Default 02 sensor/EGR replacement

Hi guys,
Ive had my check engine light come on and Ive narrowed it down to the 02 sensor or the EGR. How big of a task is it to replace these? And with the end of air-care (in Canada) coming to an end, is it worth it? The truck runs great despite the light being on...
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:50 PM
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Depending on how it is reading you may burn something up from being to lean or be wasting gas from being to rich o2 sensors are not very to hard to replace not sure on the egr but it shouldnt be to hard either
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Hi guys,
Ive had my check engine light come on and Ive narrowed it down to the 02 sensor or the EGR. How big of a task is it to replace these? And with the end of air-care (in Canada) coming to an end, is it worth it? The truck runs great despite the light being on...
Thanks
Post the code
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:16 PM
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and the engine!
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:23 PM
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and the engine!

We are in the 3.0 forum
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Current project: 2004 Ext Cab, 4WD, 4.0, Auto, 135k(purchase price $1,350)needs an engine. I think a timing chain skipped. No rust or dents, needs a compound. UPDATE: I bought a 4.0 out of a 2009 Ranger 4x4, 87k for $800 Just waiting to get the swap done.
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:32 PM
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We are in the 3.0 forum
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:57 PM
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Ya 3.0!! Haha

I havn't checked it out with a code reader yet but ive narrowed it down through research and a little bit of looking through FRF

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Old 01-17-2013, 04:22 AM
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You really should get the code read. That should tell you if it's the EGR or the o2 sensor.

Both of those are fairly easy to replace. The upstream o2 sensor on the driver's side is a bit of a bitch just because of where it is, but it's still not too bad, especially if you have an o2 sensor socket.

The EGR valve is also pretty easy. Two small bolts, one big nut, and a vacuum hose. It's about a 10 minute job. The EGR solenoid is easy too. Two bolts and two vacuum hoses.

Still, I'd suggest finding out what the code says first, since that should tell you if it's EGR related in any event.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:17 AM
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Ya 3.0!! Haha

I havn't checked it out with a code reader yet but ive narrowed it down through research and a little bit of looking through FRF

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Trust me..... . Get the codes and post them here.

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Old 01-17-2013, 08:06 AM
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Thanks guys, ill get those codes posted ASAP
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:07 AM
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Thanks guys, ill get those codes posted ASAP
Just buy one. They start at $15
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:37 AM
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Just buy one. They start at $15
Where is the best place and model to get for $15? I don't need it now but it could come in handy in the future...Thanks
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Where is the best place and model to get for $15? I don't need it now but it could come in handy in the future...Thanks
If you have a DROID buy a elm 327 and download Torque. Otherwise look online. There are readers for $20?

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Buy it before you need it.

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Old 01-17-2013, 08:54 PM
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So i unplugged my negative and turned off the light. It has not come back on for 2 days now
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