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#1 of 18 Dodge Oxygen Sensor Replacement
Oct 23, 2006 (3:50 pm)
Hello all, I wanted to post this in the Problems and Solutions forum, but it is read only now. Just this past weekend, I was changing the spark plugs and wires. I was able to get to the Oxygen Sensor, but none of my tools could get a grip on it to loosen it. Is there a special tool needed for removal? 01 DGC EX w/3.8L engine. Thanks.
#2 of 18 Re: Dodge Oxygen Sensor Replacement [masterpaul1]
Oct 23, 2006 (5:07 pm)
I'll be doing the same job to our 2001 3.8L in the near future. When I did the O2 sensor on my Bonneville, none of my tools gave me access to the sensor. The local auto parts store had a tool(about $18) that is best described as a deep well socket with the side removed. This allows clearance for the pigtail. Hopefully, this same tool can be used on the Dodge.
#3 of 18 Re: Dodge Oxygen Sensor Replacement [mfahey1]
Dec 08, 2006 (10:03 am)
I was able to get to my 02 sensor on my 99 Grand Caravan using a special 02 sensor crow foot socket from Napa auto parts. Had to crawl underneath to get it from below.
#4 of 18 Re: Dodge Oxygen Sensor Replacement [stlrj]
Feb 17, 2007 (11:23 am)
Someone told me I need my 02 sensors replaced, made it sound like I had 2????? Also told me to get to one the carpet would have to be pulled up INSIDE the van. From your message sounds like he was pulling my leg. Just where are the sensor(s) located?
#5 of 18 Re: Dodge Oxygen Sensor Replacement [laurieb]
Feb 17, 2007 (2:48 pm)
Newer vehicles do have 2 heated Oxygen sensors, upstream and downstream. They are not accessible from inside the vehicle. I believe one is located in or just past the exhaust manifold, the other just past the catalytic converter. Like was mentioned above you need a special wrench and conductive grease to install replacements. These retail anywhere from $50-$100 a piece.
#6 of 18 1996 Dodge Caravan crankshaft sensor transmission replacement
Sep 26, 2007 (2:01 am)
Am in process of replacing my transmission in my 1996 dodge caravan 3.0 v6 with 3speed automatic without the overdrive. Have purchased a used transmission out of a plymouth acclaim looks like will bolt up to engine but is missing the crankshaft sensor. My question will transmission work without the crankshaft sensor. I don't think so?
#7 of 18 Re: 1996 Dodge Caravan crankshaft sensor transmission replacement [chessor]
Sep 26, 2007 (9:25 am)
Can you not swap the sensor into the other transmission? If not, the control units will likely have issues with this replacement.
#8 of 18 Re: 1996 Dodge Caravan crankshaft sensor transmission replacement [xwesx]
Sep 28, 2007 (4:53 pm)
yes I just now finished taking gears from the transmission that didn't have the sensor and put in my transmission,but what a job got it installed works ok but now engine cuts off when it wants to but been doing that for sometime once it does stop running starts back up quickly. gives me code 37 error?
#9 of 18 Re: 1996 Dodge Caravan crankshaft sensor transmission replacement [chessor]
Oct 01, 2007 (2:54 pm)
The cutting out makes me think maybe there is a mass airflow sensor problem. According to other forums, code 37 is for "Torque converter clutch solenoid circuit or park/neutral switch failure." I doubt that is causing the engine to stall, though stranger things have happened, I suppose!
Well done replacing the sensor! Quite a chore, so I hope the price was right on that transmission!
#10 of 18 Re: 1996 Dodge Caravan crankshaft sensor transmission replacement [xwesx]
Oct 01, 2007 (3:33 pm)
Yes got the transmission for $325.00. Rented a transmission jack $25.00 but was worth it as the floor jack that i have kind of difficult to install a transmission.