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Bent Exhaust Sensor

Like the title says. Last year when I removed my DPF/DOC the sensor closest to the DOC was a pain to try and get out. In the process I bent it a little bit and I am wondering if this will cause any issues if I decide to put the DPF/DOC back in. It is pretty much staying in too because the nut is stipped and its impossible to get out.

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As long as its bent and not kinked. You should be fine.

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Bent mine as well doing the delete. Straightened it back out, reinstalled it in the delete pipe, and it's not throwing any codes or anything. You should be good.

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Bent mine as well doing the delete. Straightened it back out, reinstalled it in the delete pipe, and it's not throwing any codes are anything. You should be good.

Concerning the stripped nut, just get a new sensor from the dealer and use it in the delete pipe. Just unplug the stripped one and leave it in your original exhaust. Plug it back in on a reinstall, when you have to take it to the dealer and hope they don't notice the stripped nut.
Yeah thats what I did.. Can you believe they are almost $100 each?

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Yeah, I reread your OP and saw that I had misunderstood. I think I paid $75 each at my local dealer (still ridiculously expensive). I bought two, since I wasn't going to even try to get the rear one out, and I figured I might should get a backup in case the middle one gave me trouble.

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I wouldn't suggest bending it back. If I bend one, I leave it bent, I've seen too many break the second time it bends.

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Why couldnt Ford have just done us all a favor and put a little antiseeze on those threads. They are making a killing off us breaking the hell out of those little things.

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I know what you mean. I have a whole thread ranting about that very thing.

I guess they see it as they make money off us when we buy replacement sensors (which they have probably have on record as a flag that we're tuned), or if we don't, they see the wrench marks on the originals as a flag that we're tuned. Win/win for them.

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I wouldn't suggest bending it back. If I bend one, I leave it bent, I've seen too many break the second time it bends.
^^^ What he said.

I bent one of mine wile installing my delete pipe the first time. That was before I knew to leave them out till the pipe is installed, then install the sensors..

It still works, but I am hesitant to try and straiten it.

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