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nathan88
10-12-2018, 06:34 AM
So my 2000 a4 just failed the state inspections for a lower front left control arm and an o2 sensor. I was just wondering how easy this work is on these cars to do yourself. It is a 1.8t and ip pretty sure its a downstream sensor becaue it runs fine despite a unique oil pressure issue. The shop quotes me at $550 for the control arms and $250 for the sensor and id like to save $700 if i can. Thanks for the help.

A1 A2 German
10-12-2018, 11:29 AM
Yikes

02 sensor can be had for $28 shipped, and control arm for $28 ...shipped.

Stuff is easy to do.

nathan88
10-12-2018, 06:57 PM
Yikes

02 sensor can be had for $28 shipped, and control arm for $28 ...shipped.

Stuff is easy to do.

Parts are so cheap for the most part...these damn shops its borderline theft.


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kevcpA4
10-15-2018, 06:19 AM
Where are you in VA? There are people here that will help you..

turbo3
10-16-2018, 05:25 PM
Idk where you went but 02 sensors are not part of the safety inspection. Are you in an area with emissions inspections too?

nathan88
10-21-2018, 06:53 AM
Idk where you went but 02 sensors are not part of the safety inspection. Are you in an area with emissions inspections too?

yup it is a failure here


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nathan88
10-21-2018, 06:54 AM
Where are you in VA? There are people here that will help you..

im like a half hour south of washington


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turbo3
10-22-2018, 02:43 AM
yup it is a failure here


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Yea a failure for emissions not safety. But like it was said, you can fix those things for dirt cheap yourself

kevcpA4
10-22-2018, 06:36 AM
im like a half hour south of washington


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I am 30 minutes south of manassas if you need help..


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nathan88
10-24-2018, 08:43 AM
I am 30 minutes south of manassas if you need help..


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parts are shipped and i will be doing the work this weekend. i will try myself but let you know if i need help thanks.


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nathan88
11-04-2018, 05:52 PM
passed safety and emissions[emoji41] despite the downstream o2 being about the hardest thing to reach in the whole engine bay[emoji849]now onto my engine problems


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