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Old 04-13-2008, 08:19 PM   #1
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hey guys,
my oil gauge jumps up to the max when starting car and staying up there all the time. I got an 00 bonneville SLE. The gauge works cause when car is off the needle goes to sleep but I start car it goes to the max and stays there all the time. Everything seems fine as far as car running...any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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the Pressure sending unit has probably failed

its a very simple fix
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Pretty quick, cheap and easy fix. Get a sending unit, gauge type, around $30.

It is a small threaded sensor that bolts into the oil filter mount and has a electrical connector.

They very commonly fail.

Someone will need to post the torque spec, but its more of a nice snug wrenched fit type of thing.
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thanks so much.
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Mine just went....same symptoms as yours. If you want to be 100% sure it'* the sensor, unplug the sensor and see if the gauge reads 0. If it does, it'* the sensor. Rock Auto has them for $31.xx and there is a Rock Auto discount code for board members. I think it'* still good, 5% off.
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