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Old 01-05-2012, 08:59 AM   #1
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Well on my drive to work I noticed it was pinned at 120 and didn't budge. I just changed my oil last week, but I have noticed a few small drops if oil on the ground so I look and it looks like its dripping from the oil pan plug. Help asap
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Change the oil pressure sensor that is located right above the oil filter. A failed one will peg the needle. Check to see if you disconnected or damaged it when you changed your oil.

If you are not hearing any unusual noises from the engine, it is not a driveability issue.
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Yea she is running normal no unusual noises or anything at all. My other question is could the drip that is comming from the plug be an issue?
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Bad sensor. Just replace it. A small amount will drip, but not much. If it'* leaking on that side, it may be from the sensor. I think I may have a sensor or 2 sitting in my drawer.
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Ok so just to recap its ok to drive. We know its a bad sensor because of the needle not moving from 120? Second do I need to drain the oil to replace the sensor?
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The oil does not need to be drained. Keep in mind that when you pull the sensor out, a little oil will come out, so don't change it in your Sunday best.
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Well on my lunch I went and looked at the plug(i know its unrelated as we know its the sensor). There is a small drip coming from the oil plug? It is as tight as it can be. Any ideas?
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Could be you didn't clean the surface well enough before replacing the plug, or your plug could have gotten damaged although I doubt that is the case.

You can pick up a magnetic replacement plug pretty cheap, that couldn't hurt and also picks up some of the tiny flakes of metal floating through your oil instead of recirculating them.
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replace the plug to be on the safe side. theyre like $5... i had to replace mine at about 120k because the threads were wearing thin. no leaks but you couldnt torque it down good.
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Yea lol im going to hold out until oil change time since I just did it.
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