View Full Version : oil pressure sensor question??

07-11-2004, 10:25 PM
that oil pressure sensor that is in the side of the block at an angle i cant get out. i think its 7/8s or an inch. i cant get a socket to fit or wrench.

it turns out that my car is leaking oil straight out the sensor. not around it there is actualy oil coming outa the little metal plugs.

what size is the nut? and how do u reconmend i remove it?

07-11-2004, 10:31 PM
They sell sockets for the sensor similar to an o2 sensor socket.

07-11-2004, 10:45 PM
I broke the plastic connection off when I removed it since it made it easier to get to. Unfortunately, you can't do that when you install it so make sure you have the right wrench. I used a thin closed ended wrench. Some spark plug sockets will also fit.

07-12-2004, 02:50 AM
fuck i cant remeber. imn gonna agree with straight and modifyed. im prity shure its a 22 mm, or like a 7/8. im prity shure i used a big open end wrench to get it off.

07-12-2004, 02:52 AM
im not sure if a socket or open wrech will fit maybe ill go buy both.

jim u ever see or hear of oil actualy coming out the sener wheere the harrness connects

07-12-2004, 03:04 AM
yes. its hollow, so the sensor can crack and leak.

07-12-2004, 10:02 AM
Take the new one with you to the store when you buy the tool and find the thinnest one you can. The problem you usually run into is that the open end won't fit between the sensor and the block when you try to tighten it, hence the use of a closed ended wrench. However, some close ended are too thick to allow you to fit it between the block and sensor bolt portion. This is one of the reason that a thin walled socket is a good bet, but make sure its thin.

07-12-2004, 01:44 PM
thanks guys good info. i need to make a trip to autozone. i have tons of tools its crasy i dont have anything to fit this im going to buy a open ended wrench and socket. if it doesnt work ill just return the tools

07-12-2004, 11:09 PM
after buyin a bunch of sockets and wrenchs i got it out

23mm and 15/16 seem to fit.

not 22mm jim haha.

i think i fixed the majority of my oil leakin problem. thanks everyone for your help

07-13-2004, 01:19 PM
i was kindof close. :oops:

Dan Pinder
07-13-2004, 02:08 PM
If I remember right I had to buy a deep socket set.