1oldiesbutgoodies: On my 01 4.3 removing the distributor cap, it took a star size T20. I
thought it was a T15 so when I tried it I broke the star wrench teeth. Just
a heads up! Try both sizes first or you may ruin your wrench.
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.
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
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 :)
James Key: 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
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
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
young juice: this dude sounds like kermit the frog
LiveMcDowell: Holly hell. 120,000k +. Just noticed this. Dang.
MrTarpon98: does this same instructions apply to installing it on a 97 tahoe
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.
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.
FP: Why did you have to change it in the first place?
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?
matt weingartner: idk about older chevys but late 90s, the fuel pump shuts off if the oil
pressure is too low
Johnny Morales: Is that what i need if my truck peeks high at all times?
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
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!!
Acidkiller3956: @IcedOverLord check your lifters.
jv117v4: very informative, if you make more videos try and use a camera with a
no rod: Good stuff. Thanks
rsh0002: I was hoping i wouldnt have to take off the distributor cap, but it looks
like the best way. Thanks for the video!
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?
jchizzle3000: Get ready to thrash your knees too.
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
whowants2no69: You should have posted the steps to actually take it off
jay Guze: could you tell me the name of the piece that the switch is screwed onto?
jeffhotness2011: you mean BWD not bdw lol
Barbara Corfield: I was actually seeing if there was a video on a chevy corsica and this
process.. would this be the same way???
zackman9999: Very helpful. Thank you
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.
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
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
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
Mysterio2276: @MrLIFEISTOOSHORT - 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.
david mayer: this guy sucks he said a video helps but this isnt no video just crap
How to Change an Oil Pressure Sending Unit: 2002 Chevy Silverado 4.3L V64.3
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