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Old 10-16-2010, 04:56 PM   #1
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Oil level sensor leakingon 5.0

I have a leak right at the sensoron my 5.0 and was wondering if this is usually just the gasket, sensor, or both? There was no impact of any kind just has a leak. Can the gasket and/or the sensor be replaced w/o removing oil pan? Is this a common leak area?
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Old 10-16-2010, 08:17 PM   #2
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Those are known for leaking....Most people just remove the sensor and close off the hole. I put a brand new one in from LateModel and it leaked in 2 days. You DO NOT need to remove the oil pan.
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If you remove it will you lose a gauge or will it throw a CEL code?
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Mine leaked right through the sensor where the connector plugs in.
The gaskets are usually pretty good and shouldn't leak from there unless it's maybe loose.

I bought a replacement sensor from Ford about 11 years ago and it hasn't leaked since then.
They aren't cheap to buy these days I think.
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If you remove it will you lose a gauge or will it throw a CEL code?
Yes, you will lose the low oil light that comes on when the oil is low. But there will not be a light that stays on.
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NO CEL X2!!!
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Mine has been gone since I put a Canton pan on. Never really needed it anyways, I check my oil regularly.
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Those are known for leaking....Most people just remove the sensor and close off the hole. I put a brand new one in from LateModel and it leaked in 2 days. You DO NOT need to remove the oil pan.
What did you replace, the sensor or gasket? What do you use the close it off if I decide to get rid of it?
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I would get rid of it. You are almost guranteed problems with that thing down the road. I purchased the plug right from NAPA; it looks like a big oil drain plug. I had the information but can't find it at the moment, try the search it will come up for certain.
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