Offset Oxygen Sensor Wrench
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AutoCraft Offset Oxygen Sensor Wrench

Part No. AC679 Warranty Details  
Ideal for removing and installing sensors on computerized engine control vehicles

Product Features:
  • 3/8" Drive
  • Lifetime Warranty
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AutoCraftOffset Oxygen Sensor Wrench
 
3.4

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (10)
  • Good grip (7)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

  • Flimsy (5)
  • Limited function (4)

Best Uses

  • Home (12)
  • Minor repairs (6)
  • Automotive repair shop (5)
  • Regular maintenance (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (13), Auto enthusiast (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

worth it

I've used other, more costly tools, and they've failed. This off-set O2 socket is the best I've workd with so far. It might be cheaper, but surely not in quality.

I've used other, more costly tools, and they've failed. This off-set O2 socket is the best I've workd with so far. It might be cheaper, but surely not in quality.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It broke!

My O2 sensor was a bit too tight, and this thing broke! Why don't they make these things out of steel or something?! See the picture to see how it broke.

My O2 sensor was a bit too tight, and this thing broke! Why don't they make these things out of steel or something?! See the picture to see how it broke.

Reviewed by 27 customers

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4.0

Gets the job done

By 

from Coram, NY

About Me Casual Driver

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Grip

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Automotive Repair Shop

    Comments about AutoCraft Offset Oxygen Sensor Wrench:

    I did read some negative reviews about this product, but decided to get it anyway since changing an O2 sensor shouldn't be that hard, correct? I got the old sensor off just fine. Here is what I recommend so that there is no possibility of a negative outcome: do spray some PB Blaster or other penetrating oil around the old sensor where it joins at the exhaust piping and let it soak in for about 10 minutes. Make sure the sensor socket grips the socket well, you should hold the senor socket down with one hand so it stays tight and flush up against the socket. With the other hand move your socket wrench. If it is not moving you can take a mallet and hit the wrench a few times to loosen it, which is what I did. It didn't take too long for the old socket to come loose and twist out. Bottom line is if you know how to use this tool properly you shouldn't have any problem. Oh, and I read a poster who was crying about why this isn't made out of steel, the package actually says it is and it feels nice and solid.

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    5.0

    High quality- Well designed

    By 

    from Sandy Creek NY

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Grip
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful
    • Versatile
    • Works In Tight Spaces

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Automotive Repair Shop
      • Home
      • Minor Repairs

      Comments about AutoCraft Offset Oxygen Sensor Wrench:

      Used this socket to remove an 02 sensor on my 2005 Dodge Durango. Access to the sensor was
      restricted with several obstacles. This socket is engineered well to work in tight spaces.
      I would not play weekend mechanic without one
      in the tool box... Great Product !!

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Did the job

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      By 

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Casual Driver

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      Level 2

      Pros

      • Good Grip
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Minor Repairs
        • Regular Maintenance

        Comments about AutoCraft Offset Oxygen Sensor Wrench:

        I was a bracing myself for a tough time as I've heard about oxygen sensors being tough to remove. Well, this socket helped make it an easy job. As soon as I got home, I jacked up the car, slid underneath and sprayed PB blaster on the "nut" part of the sensor. About 5 minutes later, I put this socket on my 3/8" breaker bar and got to work. It came loose so fast I thought that it must have slipped off. Nope. I was unscrewing the sensor with my fingers in seconds and it came right out. Turned out the sensor itself was fine, so I tightened it right back in, again with the help of the offset sensor wrench. Don't forget to use anti-seize! I can't speak to how it would hold up for long-term daily use, but for a home mechanic it seems strong enough and helpful with awkward angles.

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        1.0

        Slipping on the sensor

        By 

        from Jeffersonville, IN

        About Me Casual Driver

        Level 1

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about AutoCraft Offset Oxygen Sensor Wrench:

        This tool looks like the right tool. I put it on the sensor and applied pressure. I felt the bar move and thought that I was making good progress. Turns out that the socket was slipping around the sensor as if it were too big. Looking at it my only guess is that the socket has spread out.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Needs to be longer

        By 

        from Milwaukee, WI

        Level 1

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Grip

        Cons

        • Limited Function

        Best Uses

          Comments about AutoCraft Offset Oxygen Sensor Wrench:

          I have a Chevy Express 1500 van with 4 o2 sensors. I was able to get 3 of the 4 off but due to the placement of the downstream sensor on the passenger side, I couldn't get it with this tool, because of how short it is.

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          (8 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Junk do not buy this!!!!!!

          By 

          from Mass

          Verified Buyer
          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

            Cons

            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

              Comments about AutoCraft Offset Oxygen Sensor Wrench:

              Puy it on my o2sensor one time and as soon as I put a little pressure on it it spred open and just spun around the bolt. I would not recomend this tool to anyone that has no other way to remove a o2 sensor.

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              (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              JUNK Flexes like crazy.

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              from New Jersey

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              Level 5

              Pros

                Cons

                • Flimsy
                • Limited Function

                Best Uses

                  Comments about AutoCraft Offset Oxygen Sensor Wrench:

                  I bought this despite the mixed reviews it did nothing but flex and skip so I tossed it aside and beat the old o2 sensor to hell to get it off finishing it off with a deepwell socket to get it removed. I installed new o2 snug with antisieze just to find out that the new o2 is defective and slow reading so then I thought I try the freshly easy installed o2 it could do it right???

                  No I stripped the tool not the o2! Some sort of a sick joke to waste my time

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                  (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Junk!!

                  By 

                  from New Hampshire

                  Pros

                  • None Found

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use
                  • Flimsy
                  • Socket Gouged
                  • Socket Spread

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Parper Weight

                  Comments about AutoCraft Offset Oxygen Sensor Wrench:

                  The tool I got was complete junk, the socket spreaded and the O2 sensor rusty nut didnt round but the gouged the inside on the tool.

                  This tool did not help at all!!!!

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                  (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Helper

                  By 

                  from Richmond, va

                  About Me Casual Driver

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 3

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good Grip
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Regular Maintenance

                    Comments about AutoCraft Offset Oxygen Sensor Wrench:

                    Helped break free my o2 sensor. Did not think the offset would work but it was a snap.

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                    (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Makes the job easy

                    By 

                    from Anacoco, LA

                    About Me Casual Driver

                    Pros

                    • Fits In Tight Places
                    • Powerful
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Minor Repairs
                      • Regular Maintenance

                      Comments about AutoCraft Offset Oxygen Sensor Wrench:

                      This special tool allows you to get the oxygen sensors broken loose in tight working conditions. The tool slips around the wires and fits snugly onto the sensor. I found it works best with a 3/8" breaker bar. It allows easy tightening of the new sensor.

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                        Asked on 8/18/2013 by lkm

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                          A:

                          Sorry, this Autocraft Offset Oxygen Sensor Wrench - Part No. AC679 comes with a 3/8 inches drive. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                          Answered on 8/18/2013 by Morgan from AAP
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