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Oil Pressure Sensor Removal

Oil Pressure Sensor Removal

Postby gadawg31 [OP] » Jan 13 2012, 7:05pm

Has anyone tackled removing the oil pressure sensor? I am getting ready to do this and was wondering if anyone has any advise or pics. Thanks.

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Re: Oil Pressure Sensor Removal

Postby ASTE25 » Jan 13 2012, 7:38pm

They make a special socket to do it. You can use a regular socket, but it will not fit correctly. My advise would be to spend a little money and get the socket. It makes the job go a little easier.
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Re: Oil Pressure Sensor Removal

Postby EKinMN » Jan 14 2012, 4:41pm

I need to change one, too (not on the truck). Does it just unscrew like a spark plug? Anything else I need to worry about?
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Re: Oil Pressure Sensor Removal

Postby EKinMN » Jan 14 2012, 4:44pm

Never mind. I found this! Pretty helpful!
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Re: Oil Pressure Sensor Removal

Postby ASTE25 » Jan 14 2012, 5:55pm

Not the best video, but it gives you an idea. On the newer trucks you will not have a distributor in the way to deal with.
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Re: Oil Pressure Sensor Removal

Postby jleach76 » Jan 14 2012, 5:59pm

I replace mine on my 2007 Suburban! Just make sure the engine is cold! Did mine while hot and I still have a scare from it and it has been almost 2 years ago! You almost have to do it blind! That is if you don't go by what GM tells you how to do it. GM tells you to remove the manifold! I did not and still was able to replace it. Good luck!
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Re: Oil Pressure Sensor Removal

Postby BigRedZ71 » Jan 14 2012, 6:26pm

So I have to replace my oil pressure switch this weekend. I have the 2008 5.3 (not sure if it matters) but I having a hell of a time even finding the damn thing on the engine block.
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Re: Oil Pressure Sensor Removal

Postby jleach76 » Jan 14 2012, 6:54pm

It should be on top of the motor in the back near the drivers side near the firewall!
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Re: Oil Pressure Sensor Removal

Postby ASTE25 » Jan 14 2012, 11:50pm

To be honest, the intake manifold is not that difficult to take off. It looks much worse than it is when looking at it.
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Re: Oil Pressure Sensor Removal

Postby gadawg31 [OP] » Jan 17 2012, 4:36pm

Ok everyone, I did the removal and install this weekend and it was a mothertrucker. You definately need the special socket ($10 @ autozone) and make sure you have a pair of small hands. Overall time was about 40mins to remove and install, the prep time was a little longer. That has to be the tightest area I have delt with and if you have a small saw, cut off the extra piece of plastic sticking out near the fuel line. I made sure it was extra and removing that one little piece was an added benefit. Other than that, it was simply unscrew the old and screw in the new. Plugged in the sensor line and it all works perfectly. You will come away with some battle scars, but it is well worth it compared tot he $338.00 the dealership wanted.

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