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Changing oil sending unit DIY?

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Old 06-15-2010, 02:05 PM
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Default Changing oil sending unit DIY?

None of my other choices have worked for the trembling oil gauge needle so it looks like I will be changing out my oil sending unit.

I've read here that it's easy & that it's hard. I've also read that you need special a wrench or socket.

Anyone care to put together a quick & dirty DIY on this?

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Old 06-15-2010, 02:11 PM
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Look in the Haynes manual or the FSM. There's some DIY's there. It's really staight forward. I bet whoever said that it was hard can't even tie there shoe.
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Old 06-15-2010, 02:35 PM
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I never was good at tying shoes but the only hard about the oil sending is getting to the back of the motor.
I'm old, stiff and overweight.
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Old 06-15-2010, 02:56 PM
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u need a oil pressure sending unit socket or a deep well.
pull the red piece out of the black clip and then unclip the clip from the sending unit
put the socket over the sending unit and turn it out
put telon tape on the new sending unit if it does not have any sealer on it
install the new sending unit and clip the clip back to the sending unit. and your done
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u need a oil pressure sending unit socket or a deep well.
pull the red piece out of the black clip and then unclip the clip from the sending unit
put the socket over the sending unit and turn it out
put telon tape on the new sending unit if it does not have any sealer on it
install the new sending unit and clip the clip back to the sending unit. and your done
Socket? Why not just use an end wrench?
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Old 06-15-2010, 03:09 PM
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on my truck i tried and it hit the intake before i could turn it
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You'd need a stubby wrench if that's what you wanna do.
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Old 06-15-2010, 05:06 PM
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i think its easier with a socket
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u need a oil pressure sending unit socket or a deep well.
pull the red piece out of the black clip and then unclip the clip from the sending unit
put the socket over the sending unit and turn it out
put telon tape on the new sending unit if it does not have any sealer on it
install the new sending unit and clip the clip back to the sending unit. and your done
Nice. Thanks! Sounds like it's really no problem.

What size deep well? I have a standard socket set and I also have some deep well impact sockets.
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:35 PM
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i think is a 1 1/8
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