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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:19 pm    Post subject:  Oil Level Sensor Reply with quote

I have replaced the oil level sensor (threads into the front of the oil pan) multiple times. Each time, it works OK for a while, then starts causing the "Low Oil Level" message to appear, even though the oil level is fine (just below "max" on the dipstick). I don't think it is a faulty wire, because then it would occur immediately, instead of working OK for several weeks and then causing the problem.
Anybody else have this issue, or have any ideas what it could be?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:35 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

This is a new one to me. I don't recall any member having this problem. Just off the top of my head is there a good ground between the engine and body ? For fun make a jumper wire from the engine and attach it to the frame to see if it helps.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:13 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

My GF had to have that sensor replaced once, but that was it. No problem since then. Did you use a real GM/AC Delco sensor? GARY

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:13 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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My GF had to have that sensor replaced once, but that was it. No problem since then. Did you use a real GM/AC Delco sensor? GARY



This.

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engine electronics or emissions.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:41 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Its possible that the new sensor is bad.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:48 pm    Post subject:  Re: Oil Level Sensor Reply with quote

Chamber wrote:
I have replaced the oil level sensor (threads into the front of the oil pan) multiple times. Each time, it works OK for a while, then starts causing the "Low Oil Level" message to appear, even though the oil level is fine (just below "max" on the dipstick). I don't think it is a faulty wire, because then it would occur immediately, instead of working OK for several weeks and then causing the problem.
Anybody else have this issue, or have any ideas what it could be?
Thanks.


maybe because you used a non-oem sensor ?

length matters since the non oems are short (oems are quite long) this can cause low oil even if you are down 1/2 qt


to trip the sensor it has to be down to 1.5 qt of oil


the sensor is about 7 inches while the non oem is about 3-4 inches



when I had mine replaced I used one NOS from 2004 the new ones did not look that great surely made "even cheaper"

only reason for changing it was the
change engine oil light would not turn off narrowed it down to that sensor

but I had the oil pan swapped out it was leaking on the seal ( had a fairly large sized dent in it as someone tried to lift the car using the oil pan ) DOH... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:28 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

9C3 wrote:
My GF had to have that sensor replaced once, but that was it. No problem since then. Did you use a real GM/AC Delco sensor? GARY


One of the times I replaced it, I used an AC Delco sensor, the rest have been w/ Airtex. I'm pretty sure when I compared the AC Delco to the Airtex one I had removed, they were identical (in length). Will try another Delco next time I change the oil.
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