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Old 06-12-2013, 02:35 PM   #1
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Can a bad oil pressure sensor shut down the car?

So Bonnie went to get us lunch here at the office. While she was driving the oil pressure 'dropped' and had the flashing light and code that said the oil pressure was low and to shut the car off.

The car was running fine. The oil pressure reads low but doesn't seem low. No oil leaking other than the very light oil I get from the rear and that's always been there.

I have had a cel that reads oil pressure sensor. Haven't had the chance to remove the blower and replace the sensor.

The question is .........

Can the sensor being bad shut the car down thinking the oil pressure is that low when it really isn't?
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:52 PM   #2
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No, are you hearing metallic noises?
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Do you have the center console 4 pack gauges? If so, what Oil Presssure reading do you get there?

note: just re-read your post. You said it dropped and then now reads low - that answers my first question. My worry would be how do you know for certain the sensor is bad. If its not the sensor then running it could be disastrous to state the obvious.
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Do you have the center console 4 pack gauges? If so, what Oil Presssure reading do you get there?

note: just re-read your post. You said it dropped and then now reads low - that answers my first question. My worry would be how do you know for certain the sensor is bad. If its not the sensor then running it could be disastrous to state the obvious.
Pressure on the gauge reads probably around 15 psi.

The sensor has been on the cel for about a month. But has read fine on the gauge.
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Melling high volume.
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I should ammend the OP.

The car never shut down. Nor did it stutter or do anything at all out of normal.

It just gave the warning.
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I'd change that sensor ASAP bud.
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I'd change that sensor ASAP bud.
Oh ya. This weekend.

Just sucks cause I have to pull the supercharger.
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Bad oil pressure sensor on my truck will put me on the shoulder shut down...

Are you getting a good swing on the needle from idle to rev?
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replace the pump if it gave you a warning light i think that is nothing to do with sensor what was the presure for the last week weeks when sensor was giving you the cel
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Bad oil pressure sensor on my truck will put me on the shoulder shut down...

Are you getting a good swing on the needle from idle to rev?
Yes. It does swing up when I rev it.
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replace the pump if it gave you a warning light i think that is nothing to do with sensor what was the presure for the last week weeks when sensor was giving you the cel
The last month since the cel was coming on it was around 30 psi.
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