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Old 05-20-2012, 11:20 AM   #2
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1996 SW2
Default Re: Check engine light need help

You're chasing your tail until you resolve the ECTS issue. No need to drill it. When it broke off, did it leave the hollow end of the sensor in the head? If so, just find an easy-out time screw extractor that will fit in the hole. Tap it INWARD toward the head, gently. Each time you tap it, it should turn counterclockwise a bit, indicating that it's biting into the sensor body. Once you see it turn 1/8-1/4 turn as you tap it in, start gently turning counterclockwise on it. Use a vise-grip or small open-end wrench on the square flats of the easy-out. Soon you'll start to feel the sensor backing out. Be patient and keep turning. When it gets close to coming out, have the replacement sensor at the ready so you can put it in as soon as the old one comes out. Tighten the new one to 71 INCH-pounds (that's <7 ft-lb). You need an inch-pound range torque wrench for this. Remember, you're not fastening two parts with this; it's just a "plug", and you do NOT bottom out the threads.

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