2004 Toyota Highlander Upstream O2 sensor

Tiny
NOTSOFAST
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  • 2004 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 35,250 MILES
Getting a code indicating it needs replacing. Sensor is a Bosch Part#15984. The sensor is made with what I would call a heat shield around it that won`t allow a sensor socket to get to the sensor`s 7/8`s nut. Is there a special thin walled sensor socket available


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or did Toyota do this by design to force people to bring the car to a dealership because they have a special tool which is not available to the public ? Anyway I haven`t been able to find a sensor socket that will work in this application. They are all too thick walled. Thanks in advance.
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Tuesday, July 15th, 2008 AT 3:24 PM

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Tiny
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Yes there is a sensor socket made for the job! Don't even need to cut the wires.
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Tuesday, July 15th, 2008 AT 5:14 PM
Tiny
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Merlin there are dozens of O2 sensor sockets available that could be used that wouldn t require cutting wires if they would fit into the collar created by the sensor s heat shield. A standard sensor socket won t fit inside the collar. That s the problem, not the wires.
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Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 AT 6:41 AM
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Try the snap on website or mac tools, if you need a thin walled or a special one they should have it!
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Friday, July 18th, 2008 AT 2:49 AM

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