[V8] O2 sensor R&R Problem

Coleman, David David.Coleman at blackrock.com
Mon Nov 14 08:49:28 EST 2005

Just to clarify -- it sounded to me like you're referring to the signal
wire?  I'm not familiar with anyone relocating this terminal.  At any
rate, I'm no help because I haven't dug down to see what's what there.
But the surrounding engine components aren't any real big deal to remove
to get a look under there.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: v8-bounces at audifans.com 
> [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of Joe Griffith
> Sent: Monday, November 14, 2005 7:08 AM
> To: Kent McLean
> Cc: v8 at audifans.com
> Subject: Re: [V8] O2 sensor R&R Problem
> Thanks Kent for the reply
> But unfortunatly I broke the connection at the engine not the 
> wire, it is a clean break with very little if any wire to splice to.
> Still trying to figure out if the place at the engine were 
> the black wire from the o2 sensor can be replaced?
> Thanks again
> Joe
> Kent McLean <kentmclean at mindspring.com> wrote:
> Joe Griffith wrote:
> > I tried to fix a surging on my new to me '91V8Q by replacing the O2 
> > sensor this morning but ran into a little bit of a problem. While I 
> > was trying to disconnect the single black wire with the spade 
> > connection, I broke off the connection at the motor. ie the 
> male end 
> > of the connection.
> There is nothing special about the connection, although I 
> have read that some O2 sensor need "air" in the braided 
> wiring so the sensor has something to compare to.
> You should be able to replace the space connection with 
> another. Pull back the wire to give yourself some working 
> space. Either solder the new connector to the old wire, or 
> use a good *ratcheting* crimper to crimp it. I got mine from 
> MCM: http://www.mcmelectronics.com, part number 22-770.
> On a side note, if the wiring was that weak, the old O2 
> sensor may be/have been OK, and the failure was the at connection.
> --
> Kent McLean
> '94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
> '89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke
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