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Old 08 Apr 2013, 11:11 pm
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Default Oil pressure sensor: OEM or aftermarket?

I am going to change the sensor as its been doing the old light on and off routine. But I'm not getting clear info if its better to go aftermarket or OEM on this sensor. All input is welcomed. Thanks in advance.
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Old 08 Apr 2013, 11:36 pm
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I am going to change the sensor as its been doing the old light on and off routine. But I'm not getting clear info if its better to go aftermarket or OEM on this sensor. All input is welcomed. Thanks in advance.

I would only use OEM sensors in the PT, aftermarkets have been reported to give problems. Check a few dealers the prices varies a lot.
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Old 09 Apr 2013, 12:29 am
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I used an aftermarket one but it has only been about 3 weeks. Works good so far.
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I used an aftermarket one but it has only been about 3 weeks. Works good so far.
the OEM is $26 from the dealer. i called today for my own car. for a few dollars, i'd rather only do it once
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Old 09 Apr 2013, 06:08 pm
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I tell you what Rob342, if I can't get my fat hand in place to change it out, I will bring it by you to do as I am about an hour from you. And thanks for the heads up on the price difference.
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Old 09 Apr 2013, 06:31 pm
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I tell you what Rob342, if I can't get my fat hand in place to change it out, I will bring it by you to do as I am about an hour from you. And thanks for the heads up on the price difference.
just wait. when i finish putting my clutch in, i'll take a picture of how easy it is to do with the trans out. it's literally right in front of my nose. that's the only reason i noticed mine leaking.

i'm thinking about writing a tutorial on how to easily change it.

"step 1: remove transmission" - haha
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Old 09 Apr 2013, 07:06 pm
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Yeah it turns out my arm is too fat to fit. I can touch the cardboard heat shield around it, but cant get enough grip to trust removing it. Luckily I know a skinny guy who works on cars
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Old 09 Apr 2013, 07:07 pm
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And removing the transmission is way down on my ideal ways of replacing it. If it comes to that the PT is gone.
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Old 11 Apr 2013, 08:56 am
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I used a Chrysler part and it's been in use a lot longer than the original one went, they may have improved the design. I had my tire store swap it while doing an oil change. This was a general service place that did more than just oil changes. They didn't charge me for the work as it's much easier to do with the car up on a lift, and they even had the special socket wrench you need to do the job.
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Old 11 Apr 2013, 03:21 pm
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With the track record of the OEM sensor. I seriously doubt that it's going to mater what you put in. As with the pcv valves shown in Nitro's thread. They were some of the worst. Any manufacturer can do as well on this item.
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