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Q: O2 SENSOR

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE L SHAPED O2 SENSOR AND THE STRAIGHT SHAPED O2 SENSOR OTHER THAN THE OBVIOUS.

My car has an automatic transmission.

The difference between these two sensors is simply the design because one is meant to be mounted in a smaller, tighter, location. If you were to replace all of the oxygen sensors, the angled one would have to go back into the same location that it came out of.

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