How do you remove the oxygen sensor in the front passenger side

Tiny
WILLY2BE
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  • 1997 FORD EXPEDITION
  • V8
  • 4WD
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Can, t remove the sensor on the front passenger side we heated it and still can, t get it out any suggestions
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Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 AT 12:28 AM

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Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Go in through the right side tire well. We use a special o2 sensor rachett handle to break it loose. It is very tight.

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 AT 12:31 AM
Tiny
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Its a 7 8th wrench or socket
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Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 AT 12:48 AM
Tiny
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I tried that still would not come out I even applied heat and still no luck I even took out transmission dip stick to get to it
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Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 AT 1:46 PM
Tiny
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Did you heat the pipe? Not the 02 sensor. @ This point you might need a new pipe or have to repair the 02 hole when it comes out. Is the nut striping or just not braking free?
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Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 AT 2:07 PM
Tiny
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I do have the rethreader tool cause one of the other ones had to be re treaded and I heated the pipe and the nut just ain, t braking free the nut is not striped yet but i, m afaid that might happen the worst part I seen the nut move alittle bit now it won, t move any further
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Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 AT 12:07 AM
Tiny
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Work it back and forth spraying it with lube.
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Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 AT 12:37 AM

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