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Hi guys,

a while ago my lambda sensor was diagnosed by a very kind rac man as not working properly (because the light came on) and he cleared the fault and said it may effect fuel consumption.

ive now noticed that where i was getting 450miles on my 2002 1.6 golf, im not getting more like 350 or so, so not ideal as im doing a lot of miles at the moment.

so i think i should get it sorted out. ive been reading so many things to find out how to do it but cant find the exact answer so helping you can help.

firstly, how much will a garage charge roughly?

secondly, how much will it cost to do myself?

thirdly, what tools are needed and do i need ramps etc?

fourthly, has anyone do a walk through guide?

appreciate help on this as im in the middle of a really important part of my teaching course and cant spend hours looking about for something that may not exist.
 

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sorry this is in the wrong section, can the admins move it please? just realised there is an engine/technical section
 

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do i just need 1? or i saw somewhere about front and back?

hours labour - how much is that? 100?
 

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Garage is always on their own tarrifs. So every1 will vary. Lambda sensors aint that hard to change buddy. As far as i was aware it just screws in.
 

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When diagnosed! it will tell you what sensor and how many have a problem! an hours labour can vary! your looking £30-£40 an hour
 

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ah rubbish, wish id kept a note of what it said!

might ring up vw or a vw specialist and get a quote including diagnostics then.

do i need to get under car to put in the lambda?
 

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for the one in the manifold on my 2001 1.6 16v which is causing problems the sensor is £146 from TPS is a NTK product not a bosch 1. the manifold sensor is easy to change by yourself i think the size is a 22mm spanner(not sure) and screws into the manifold like a normal bolt but you do have to remove or move the heat sheild out of the way 1st to get to it.
 
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