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Unread 12-09-2004, 09:18 AM   #1
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leak around oil level sensor

5.2; Leaking around the oil sensor (level sensor) mounted on the side of the oil pan. From the Consumer guide this is apparently a common problem on earlier 5.2 where the oil leaks around the sensor and wall of the pan. I am not due for another oil change for 3000miles so I donít want to take it apart now but will do that later at the next change. I was wondering where the leak is and if I can just tighten the sensor to stop the leak. Is there o-ring that needs replacing or do I need to replace the whole unit? I think I am loosing about few drops a day so it doesnít require immediate attention, but I would like to prepare for permanent fix. Thanks for you input.

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Unread 08-20-2012, 07:12 PM   #2
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Hi I know this was a while ago but how did you fix it? I noticed my 93 ZJ is doing the same thing.
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Unread 08-20-2012, 11:13 PM   #3
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How about one of... THESE

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Unread 08-21-2012, 05:55 PM   #4
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Hell,any auto parts store sells that
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Unread 08-22-2012, 07:03 AM   #5
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Thanks guys. I dont think that will work, it looks like a banjo bolt gasket. This sensor is about 1-1/4" or 1-1/2" in size. I think the only way to fix is to change the whole sensor. I might try to tighten it but afraid it might turn from a seep to a leak!
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Unread 08-22-2012, 08:01 AM   #6
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Try teflon tape
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Unread 08-22-2012, 02:54 PM   #7
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I wouldn't use Teflon tape just because bits of tape may break off into the oil passages. A little bit of thread sealer paste would work though.
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Unread 03-27-2013, 08:47 PM   #8
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Has anyone removed the sensor and plugged the hole? If so what did you use?
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