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Help Me Find The Oil Pressure Sensor/Switch

Vehicle: 2006 Nissan Frontier, LE 4x4, Crew Cab

The oil pressure gauge on my vehicle has been spiked at "High" for the past two days.

I've read around the site and learned some troubleshooting tips and possible remedies.

I've changed the oil (5w30 Mobil 1) and filter (OEM) but that did not affect the gauge.

So, now I'm onto changing the Switch. I purchased Nissan Part #25240-4M40E and am now trying to figure out where it goes.

Link to part: http://www.courtesyparts.com/25240-s...-p-612822.html

I've located what I THINK is the right spot on the truck to plug it in, but the current item there doesn't look like the part I purchased.

Please review the photos and verify whether I'm looking in the right place for the sensor or switch.

I understand that the '05 model had a real Sensor, and the '06+ have a Switch.

Is it possible that (despite conventional wisdom), I actually have a real Sensor and not the Switch that folks here like to call the "dummy gauge"? My vehicle was manufactured in 04/2006.

Thanks.

This is what I THINK is the Oil Pressure Sensor.


Same sensor, different angle.


Same sensor, again. Unplugged.


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UPDATE: I looked up the Sensor (Part #: 25070-CD00A) and found this - http://www.courtesyparts.com/switch-oi-p-605884.html which looks a LOT like the object in my photos.

I now strongly suspect that my vehicle has the Sensor and not the switch. However, I would still like visual confirmation from you folks here that I'm looking in the right place.

Thanks.

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My truck has been pinned at H for almost a year, and I am looking to do this as well. I have an 05, so the real sensor too.

Keep us posted on how it goes, hopefully someone here can chime in.

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I think it on the upperside of the oil pan, around the corner from the filter. Passenger side
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That is the oil pressure sensor.

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You got it.
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switch vs. sensor

great, I've got the sensor and the cost is 70 vs 16...

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Sweet! Thanks folks!

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The job is complete.

The only tools I used were a 15/16 open/closed flat wrench and a light. NOTE: I suspect a 24mm tool would also work, but I don't have one of those.

The old sensor came right out, brought a little bit of oil with it. Maybe 1/4 cup if that.

The new sensor went right in.

I started up the truck and the sensor showed a valid reading.

It was, perhaps, a 15 minute job, excluding lifting the truck and time for the oil to cool.

The longest part of the job was gettin the old Sensor out of the tight space.

An adjustable wrench won't fit, and getting a deep socket around the sensor would take some acrobatics. It _may_ be possible, but I can't say for sure.

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Mine has been pegged for 6 months now.


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The job is complete.

The only tools I used were a 15/16 open/closed flat wrench and a light. NOTE: I suspect a 24mm tool would also work, but I don't have one of those.

The old sensor came right out, brought a little bit of oil with it. Maybe 1/4 cup if that.

The new sensor went right in.

I started up the truck and the sensor showed a valid reading.

It was, perhaps, a 15 minute job, excluding lifting the truck and time for the oil to cool.

The longest part of the job was gettin the old Sensor out of the tight space.

An adjustable wrench won't fit, and getting a deep socket around the sensor would take some acrobatics. It _may_ be possible, but I can't say for sure.
I will be installing my new sensor soon. One question what, if any; type of sealant is recommended to use on the threads while installing the sensor. I want to make sure I don't end up with an oil leak. You know the classic DIY fix one problem, create another. Thanks for any advice.

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