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How much does Oil Temperature Sensor Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Hyundai Elantra $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 $399 $0.00 $399.00 34% $612.75
2008 Dodge Sprinter 2500 $399 $0.00 $399.00 34% $612.75
2014 Toyota Tacoma $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2004 BMW X5 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2013 Lexus RX450h $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2008 BMW M3 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
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Oil Temperature Sensor Replacement Service

What is the Oil Temperature Sensor all about?

Engine oil is needed to lubricate the inner workings of your engine and prevent damage from friction. It works alongside the coolant that circulates in and around the engine to cool it. However, engine oil temperature must be strictly controlled. If the temperature crosses a threshold, engine damage can result.

The oil temperature sensor’s job is to monitor oil temp and communicate the information with the car’s computer. In some models, the oil temp is actually displayed in the dash, but many newer models only display engine coolant temperature. The oil temperature sensor works in tandem with the water temperature sensor and other temperature monitors to ensure that the temperature remains within an acceptable range.

Like all other sensors, the OTS is subject to high heat on a regular basis, which can damage the wiring harness. If the oil temperature sensor fails, the oil temperature will read incorrectly or not at all.

Keep in mind:

  • Not all vehicles have an oil temperature display.
  • The oil temperature sensor is not inspected during any maintenance, and will only be checked if a malfunction is suspected.
  • Damage can occur due to many reasons, including corrosion, wiring damage, sensor failure and more.

How it's done:

  • The vehicle is lifted and supported on jack stands and lower engine covers removed for access
  • The defective oil temperature sensor is removed
  • The new oil temperature sensor is installed
  • The vehicle is removed from jack stands
  • The vehicle is started and checked for oil temperature sensor operation

Our recommendation:

Monitoring the temperature of your engine during operation is essential. If the temperature rises to a critical level, the oil will damage the engine. With a functional oil temperature sensor, you will be able to monitor operating conditions and turn off the engine if necessary. Have the sensor inspected by our expert mechanics if you suspect that it is malfunctioning.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Oil Temperature Sensor?

  • Oil temperature gauge does not work
  • Oil temperature gauge works erratically or reads incorrectly

How important is this service?

Without access to accurate information about the oil temperature in your engine, the situation can become critical. If you believe there is a problem with the oil temperature sensor in your car, have the problem diagnosed by our experienced mechanics immediately.

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Recent Oil Temperature Sensor Replacement reviews

Sam

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Another great experience. This was my 2nd appointment with him.
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Chris

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Paul

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Paul knew exactly what he was doing and when there was something else wrong with my car he notified me immediately and took the necessary steps to ensure what my options were. Very friendly and got the job done well.
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Johnny

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Johnny was unable to find a problem with my alternator therefore I was charged $70 for the call I took my alternator to two places after that and both places told me the alternator was bad I would like my money back for the alternator and I would like my last service call of $70 to be refunded as well!
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