Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I replaced my oil sending unit and it screwed I further than the old one kinda thinking i screwed up

asked by on

When the old one was on there was a gap to where you could still see the threads but when putting on the new one it just kept screwing in the whole way

My car has 150000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The oil sending unit has threads that are tapered and the new sensor may have less of a taper than the old one, causing it to screw in farther. Be sure that you don’t over tighten the sensor. You should be okay as long as there are no leaks, and you don’t over tighten and crack the housing where the sensor is installed. If you want a second opinion on this, feel free to contact a certified mechanic who can check and replace the oil sensor for you if necessary.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  • Home
  • Questions
  • I replaced my oil sending unit and it screwed I further than the old one kinda thinking i screwed up

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: High RPM, cannot shift gears on 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII

Hello. We will be happy to assist you with your 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII. I suggest to have the vehicles computer scanned and trouble codes retrieved by a technician. Being that the Check Engine Light comes on when the problem...

Q: Sunroof

If this was a factory installed sunroof, you may be able to contact a Lincoln/Ford dealership and get one. The odds of the dealership you go to having it in stock is extremely slim, but they should be on a...

Q: Gear shift lever?

Hello. The gear shift lever can become stuck in park for a variety of reasons. If one of the steering column components was not installed properly then that could be a possible reason as to why the vehicle is not...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...