How to Replace a GM 4.8L, 5.3L, 6.0L Oil Pressure Sensor

Learn how to replace a GM V8 4.8L, 5.3L, 6.0L engine oil pressure sensor in under 60 minutes.

Difficulty: 2/5
Time required: 45-60 minutes
Tools Required:

Steps to Replace GM V8 Engine Oil Pressure Sensor

  1. Open the hood and loosen the engine cover bolt using an 8 mm socket - Watch
  2. Remove the engine cover by lifting up and releasing the rear tabs - Watch
  3. Locate the engine oil pressure sensor on the back or firewall side of the engine and unplug the sensor connector - Watch
  1. Using the special socket and an extension with a wobble or universal adapter remove the old sensor - Watch
  2. Inspect the filter screen located in the engine oil pressure port for any restrictions. Replace or clean screen if dirty - Watch
Tip: Older models may not be equipped with a filter screen
  1. Check that the correct washer and thread sealer applied to the new sensor - Watch
  2. Install the new sensor being careful to align threads correctly. Turn in sensor by hand until in seats against the engine - Watch
  3. Torque sensor to 22 Ft Lbs - Watch
  4. Plug in sensor and start engine. Check the sensor for any oil leaks before re-installing engine cover - Watch
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