Heated Exhaust Gas Oxygen (HEGO) sensor - removal and refitting
Note: A new sealing ring will be required on refitting.
1 Apply the handbrake, then jack up the front of the vehicle and support it on axle stands (see “Jacking and Vehicle Support”).
2 Disconnect the battery negative lead.
3 Unclip the wiring and disconnect the sensor wiring plug (see illustration).
17.3 Heated exhaust gas oxygen (HEGO) sensor - 1.4 CFI engine
A Sealing ring
B HEGO sensor
C Sensor shield
4 Remove the sensor heat shield, then unscrew the sensor from the exhaust downpipe, and carefully remove it complete with sealing ring.
Warning: Do not touch the tip of the HEGO sensor.
5 Refitting is a reversal of removal, bearing in mind the following points.
6 Clean the sensor threads, and take care not to touch the tip of the sensor during the refitting procedure.
7 Use a new sensor sealing ring.
8 Tighten the sensor to the specified torque.
9 On completion, start the engine and check for leaks between the sensor and the exhaust downpipe.
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