MrByaahh: step by step would've been nice. in any case, the only thing I pulled off was the oil sending switch..didn't have to remove the cap or wires or anything else.
Barbara Corfield: I was actually seeing if there was a video on a chevy corsica and this process.. would this be the same way???
david mayer: this guy sucks he said a video helps but this isnt no video just crap
LiveMcDowell: Holly hell. 120,000k +. Just noticed this. Dang.
CharlesNation: You could have put more oil in the vehicle and the manufacture recommends. When was the last time you had an oil change? Was the filter replaced? Did you change the oil yourself? If you know the correct amount of oil is in your vehicle then you might want to consider replacing the oil pressure sending unit. Always consult with a trusted and certified mechanic.
Johnny Morales: Is that what i need if my truck peeks high at all times?
jay Guze: could you tell me the name of the piece that the switch is screwed onto?
whowants2no69: You should have posted the steps to actually take it off
diana mireles: do you think that i should change the oil pressure sending unit, because i already change the oil pump like 7 months ago, and angain its broken
bmusic44: On a 1997 1500 4.3 V6 ... I myself just completed this job today 1/11/13... I have had a lot of people tell me where it was located, one went as far to say remove the distributor itself! I found your video most helpful!! Less then 2 hrs... done! With 115,000 miles.. since i had removed the distributor cap, i replaced it and new rotor as well... good idea, it needed it! Oil sending unit "Socket" very helpful! No more fluctuating pressure, and more importantly, no more oil leak from the unit :)
matt0942: I have a '99 Dodge Ram and the oil pressure gauge will drop to 0 sometimes when I come to a complete stop.It will only stay there for maybe a second and then go back up.Does this sound like the sender unit needs to be replaced?
FP: Why did you have to change it in the first place?
rsh0002: I was hoping i wouldnt have to take off the distributor cap, but it looks like the best way. Thanks for the video!
Roger B.: i meant to say it's hard to crank now and when the oil pressure goes down the engine quits.i mechanic friend told me its the oil sending unit .i hope so.
Roger B.: i have a 1992 chevy van with the 4.3 and i guess it will be in the same spot.the van was running great then all of a sudden it would crank and when it would the oil pressure would go down(looking at the guage) and then it would shut down.and it is now hard to crank.i hope its' the oil sending unit and not the oil pump.if you have any advice i would appreciate it.thanks.
paintapcr: Good job, Thanks for the video..I checked my manual and it doesn't even mention the oil pressure unit. The one on my 1991 350 motor is jumping all the way up while I'm driving and drops a little at idle so I'm replacing it asap.
HuskerSeaofRed: Does the cap/wire come off the unit with a twist, pull?
aliveandwelliam: Not bad but you need to show the actual location of the sending unit and describe its location...does it twist right or left....how to unclip the units wire?, how tight to do the replace, did it work?, solve the problem...mostly your camera should be on a tripod and more wide angle..but very worth watching..thanks
matt weingartner: idk about older chevys but late 90s, the fuel pump shuts off if the oil pressure is too low
MrTarpon98: does this same instructions apply to installing it on a 97 tahoe
tattoo576: this dude sounds like kermit the frog
Mysterio2276: - quite likely. My '98 Safari has the same symptom, and today it finally decided to quit on me today. Cranking shows no oil pressure at the gauge... And fuel pump will not run. On most GM models, this sender also controls the fuel pump relay circuit.
U2wild: You forgot to mention something important- don't pull on the wires of the harness or you will screw up the harness and to NOT over tighten the switch when installing - it just needs to be snug
JetMechMA: Thanks so much...the video already proved it's worth 1:33 by showing that the special socket is available.....and you remembered to mention it's size. SUPER ! Thanks so much.
jchizzle3000: Get ready to thrash your knees too.
jchizzle3000: The outside of the cap is a torx 20 the button is a 15 good luck if your doing a 4x4 cuz its a biatch. I also suggest you tuck a rag behind distributor so if the screws fall your not looking for them forever cuz you will prob drop one if you don't I did and it rolled on top of trans and took forever to fish out.
kenjackson1977: Question....i replaced my fuel pump,fuel pump relay and starter in my 1991 Chevy 350 4x4...still no juice to turn the pump on...im just wondering if the oil pressure switch being 100% bad ...would the trucks fuel pump run with a bad switch?
Acidkiller3956: check your lifters.
jeffhotness2011: you mean BWD not bdw
IcedOverLord: is this a common problem? i have this year, and it knocks after it warms up, i also have ZERO oil pressure, PLEASE HELP!!
jv117v4: very informative, if you make more videos try and use a camera with a better focus
slydog122: getting ready to chang mine its tied into the fuel system turns out its why my fuel pump wont shut off when i turn the truck off pump would run for 2 or 3 mins.i unplugged oil sending unit and the fuel pump shuts off like it is supposed to.
CharlesNation: I ended up asking a friend of mine who is a mechanic, and he recommended that I change this unit because my oil pressure was fluctuating alot. In my situation this fixed the problem. If you Google,"oil pressure sending unit failure".... Answers.com explains it as well as some others. Hope this helps!
MrLIFEISTOOSHORT: what are the symptoms when this switch goes bad??? my oil pressure and fuel gauge jump in my cluster so i thought by replacing this switch would help my problem, anybody know if this will help me?
no rod: Good stuff. Thanks
How to Change an Oil Pressure Sending Unit: 2002 Chevy Silverado 4.3L V64.5
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