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Old 05-09-2010, 06:43 PM   #1
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Help needed Quikly

I am installing Kooks LT and the front right O2 sensor is jacked bad,I got it to turn 1/2 a turn now it IS NOT COMING out even with a 3 foot bracker bar Is the O2 sensor exclusive to the Camaro or is it used on any other GM vehicle I am trying to get one from a local parts store but they dont have a part number for the Camaro.
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:56 PM   #2
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Dumb question but did you try and spray some WD-40 on it? Mine was the same way. I put the downpipe in a vice, sprayed some WD-40 on it and just worked it back and forth all the way out. There wasn't many threads but I managed to get it out and use it on the headers. Both sides were the same way. Good luck!
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:17 PM   #3
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No experience in this myself, but read about it on here last night so I thought I shoot this out so you get an answer sooner than later. Seems that a ton of these are coming overtightened from the factory and people are toasting them trying to get them out. They are unique to the car and aren't carried by anyone other than GM at the moment. Your best bet if it isn't ruined already is to get some stuff like liquid wrench or something similar (do a search on the topic to find the exact product), and use that every turn you can...maybe even back it down a couple to get it worked in the threads. You may already need to buy a new one.
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:27 PM   #4
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It is called thermal lock. Which happens when two parts screwed together are heated and cooled many times. If liquid wrench does not work you can try heating the connection on the pipe a little, try turning it as you heat it up and when it starts to turn ( if it does ) then stop heating it. This expands the metal around the O2 sensor. If neither works you will have to get a new one. Good luck.
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:35 PM   #5
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When I put my ARH in I had the same problem, but they were totally pooched. We were able to order new ones, but it took over a week to get to me. In the meantime I fastened the old ones in with gear clamps and bent the sides over - it was crude but it got me driving while I was waiting. You may have to grind the threads on the sensors so you don't damage the internal threads on your new headers - but if you faced with the same problem it will work and not cause any issues.
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:46 PM   #6
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I guess I was lucky. My O2 sensors came right out.


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Old 05-09-2010, 10:16 PM   #7
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I think they are the same as a 09-10 corvette z06. When we had to replace them we couldn't find those in stock anywhere either so we never figured out for sure.
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Old 05-10-2010, 12:10 AM   #8
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Thanks Guys I got it out with some heat and a big ass breaker bar. Pretty much no treads left so I slipped it in and tacked it on with my MIG welder. Damn it is loud.
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Old 05-10-2010, 12:19 AM   #9
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I think they are the same as a 09-10 corvette z06. When we had to replace them we couldn't find those in stock anywhere either so we never figured out for sure.
I had the auto parts store look up every car that has a LS based engine in it I could think of,she was getting pissed lol. The only one they had were for an 09 z06.They may have worked but they arnt the same.
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