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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-14-02, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Warning: Oil Pressure Switch/Sensor

Just thought I'd let you's know this, Just this week my falcon started to lose oil very rapidly, so much so there was hardly any oil left in it. The oil appeared to be coming from somewhere around the back of the engine but it ended up coming from Oil Pressure Sensor, it was leaking down onto the block, it then ran down the engine mount, onto the lip of the sump and down towards the back of the motor. The oil was coming out of the end of the sensor at the connector, much the same way the power steering switches like to leak, it was leaking so bad there was a constant stream of oil coming out of it while the engine was running.

I have since replaced it with a sealed one from repco that only cost $5.99. So just a warning if you have a drip of oil coming from the passenger side of ya engine or from the back of the engine check the oil pressure sensor. $6 is a small price to pay to save ya engine

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I have just had the exact same problem......after the car had been parked for about 5 mins there was a HUGE puddle of oil under it and it was getting worse. I was really dreading taking it to a mechanic, but I did. He said that it was the pressure switch so I changed it myself.

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Re: Warning: Oil Pressure Switch/Sensor

I was luckier with mine... was in a KC Laser, and noticed a couple of spots on the ground under it... traced to find it was coming out of the middle of the sender... would appear to be a common thing, eh? Just as long as the light still comes on while it's p!ssing out your lubricant...
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