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Old 01-08-2019, 09:55 AM
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The CEL comes on after about 15 minutes of driving and stays on from a couple of minutes to 10 minutes, and then goes off for a while.
OBD says its code 13 which relates to the O2 sensor.

I'm a newbie when it comes to repairs (but want to start doing my own). Does this point to a faulty O2 sensor that I should replace?
Ecklers has them for about $20 so I figure I'll try the repair on my own rather than getting ripped of by a mechanic. Any tips on doing
the replacement would be greatly appreciated.

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Rockauto has it for $10
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Buy/rent the correct tool. Special sockets make it easier.
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Owning a 82/84 CF corvette is unique and requires some special maintenance from time to time. The BEST advise I can give you is to buy a GM Shop Manual off of eBay, do not waste your time and money on Chilton manuals and the like. The GM Shop Manuals are available and worth their weight in gold for a car that is now 37 years old. Also, DO NOT mess with the throttle bodies unless you know exactly what you are doing or you WILL screw them up and the motor WILL run badly. Here is the info you seek right from the GM manual. As you can see, it could also be the ECM, but probaly the O2 sensor. Good luck with your 82.



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If it really is your 02 sensor try and get a Delco if you can, those arent a good place to save money. Some have gotten lucky with cheaper stuff, it always cost me more to do it over.

Best to spend $80 on a Delco than $25 and fail smog or the CEL randomly come on. Tech explained how some brands dont have the right range..the newer the car the more sensitive they are to this. Had smog problems for yrs due to this, had no idea.

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Originally Posted by cuisinartvette View Post
If it really is your 02 sensor try and get a Delco if you can, those arent a good place to save money. Some have gotten lucky with cheaper stuff, it always cost me more to do it over.
^^^^This^^^
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Thanks!
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While the code lists the O2 sensor as the "cause", it might also be that your catalytic converter is not fully up to its task. You should replace that sensor. But if the CEL comes on and you still get that code, look into the condition of your CAT.
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AC/DELCO on RockAuto for 12.07 plus shipping. No need to pay dealer price.
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