How Long Does an Oil Pressure Sensor Last?

The lubrication that the oil in your engine offers is important in maintaining the car’s functionality. A variety of parts go into ensuring that the oil supply in a car stays at peak levels. Making sure that the pressure level of the oil is right is the job of the oil pressure sensor. The oil pressure sensor helps to send the information regarding the oil pressure to the gauge that is located on the instrument cluster. In order to keep a car running smoothly, you will have to be alerted when there is a problem with the oil pressure. By having a fully functional pressure sensor, you will be able to get this information easily.

Like all of the other sensors and switches on a car, the oil pressure sensor is built to last just as long as the car does. Generally, this will not be the case due to the wear and harsh conditions that the sensor is exposed to, it will usually become damaged and will have to be replaced. Neglecting to get this sensor replaced when the time comes can lead to a variety of different issues. Running a car with low oil level will cause damage to the internal parts of the engine. In order to reduce the type of damage, you will have to act quickly as soon as you discover issues with this sensor.

For the most part, you will not give your oil pressure sensor any thought until there are repair issues. The location and important role that this part plays in your engine is a big reason why allowing a professional to replace the oil pressure sensor would be a good idea.

Here are some of the things that you will notice when your oil pressure sensor is going out:

  • The Oil Pressure light is on
  • The oil pressure gauge is erratic
  • The Check Engine light is on

As soon as you begin to notice that these symptoms are showing up, you will have to take the time to get the appropriate repairs. The faster you are able to get the right repairs done to your car, the easier you will find it to get your car back in good working order.


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Travis

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10 years of experience
Chevrolet Tahoe V8-5.3L - Oil Pressure Sensor - Houston, Texas
Travis was the best! He arrived right on time, was very informative about the repairs and super friendly and kind. He took the time out of his schedule to fix my Tahoe ahead of schedule because he knew I was taking a road trip in a few days. Your Mechanic is my go-to for repairs and I will definitely look for Travis in the future. Thanks buddy!!!
Chrysler 200 - Oil Pressure Sensor - Houston, Texas
Travis was professional and very knowledegable. He made sure I understood the inspection findings and what would be most important to fix first if all repairs couldn't be done at the same time.

Nicholas

11 years of experience
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Nicholas
11 years of experience
Acura MDX V6-3.7L - Oil Pressure Sensor - Raleigh, North Carolina
Nick was on time, diagnose my problem,and went to get the correct part.and solved my problem.I will definitely be using my mechanic again,and will always request Nick. Great performance And attitude while working in over 100 degrees direct sunlight. Thanks Nick
Acura MDX - Oil Pressure Sensor Replacement - Raleigh, North Carolina
Very fast and efficient,will be a returning Customer thanks very much I hope this fix that problem if light comes on again will let you know

James

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James
30 years of experience
Chrysler PT Cruiser L4-2.4L - Oil Pressure Sensor Replacement - Deltona, Florida
James was friendly and knowledgeable. Knew exactly what needed to be done and even helped me with another issue and gave me some tips for a future repair. I would definitely recommend him and request him again.
Chrysler Town & Country - Oil Pressure Sensor - Windermere, Florida
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Chrysler 300 V6-2.7L - Oil Pressure Sensor - Sacramento, California
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Chevrolet Suburban 1500 - Oil Pressure Sensor - Woodland, California
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