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Old 03-19-2011, 08:31 PM   #11
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Get the car up high on stands, pull the right wheel. You might get it good from under the car and from the back.

And ya, I just swapped a sender the other week when I found out the 2000 sender in the engine I dropped in to my 97 was different from the 97 sender that came out.
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Yes, I got mine in. It took about 15 minutes. The only thing I had to do was lift the hood and reach down and get hold of it. I used a 3" extention to get the rachet out in the open. I did use the sensor socket.

Someone segested to me to disconnect the plug wires at the coils and turn the moter over and pump about a cup full of oil out. I did that! I just stuffed a towel down in that location to catch the oil.
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Just came in to wash up and then go and take her for a drive, just like Mr. Ryan said it took me 15 or 20 minutes...using the pressure switch socket which is about 4 inches tall and a 3 inch extension I was able to get it out with no problem at all. When I pulled the plug/connector off the top of the switch the inside of the plug was covered in oil (fresh oil) (only a week ago I had the oil changed) and then when i got the socket on it to pull it, it was barely more than finger tight.
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Odd that it would be loose. When changing the oil there is no reason to touch the sensor. Another good reason why I do all my own work.
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Default leaking sensors.

It'* not unknown for the sensors to leak, lets hope you found a quick and easy fix!.
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I'm a happy camper...no more warning light...thnx to everyone who helped. I like this car, gonna enjoy cleaning her up and getting her back into shape. No major body or engine issues that I'm aware of, she just needs some tlc. I'm sure I will have questions so you will be seeing me agian.

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Glad you had a quick cheap and easy fix.
Also thank you for telling us you fixed the problem and what it turned out to be.
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Odd that it would be loose. When changing the oil there is no reason to touch the sensor. Another good reason why I do all my own work.
I have no reason to suspect that they touched or did anything to it, all I was getting at was that it was loose which kinda suprised me and that the oil that was in/on the connector was fresh clean oil so it wasnt something that had been there for a time and that it was most likely leaking.
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By odd I mean I've never seen one loosen up. They come with a coating on the threads to seal them. They also have a wire plugged in so it'* not like they can turn easily,
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