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Ahmer 12-24-2010 05:47 PM

C6 Oil Pressure SENSOR GONE BAD! 80 PSI CONSTANTLY!
 
OK SO I GOT THE DREADED 80 PSI reading on my car and it merely sticks there when turned off and back on. I know that this most likely indicates a faulty oil pressure sensor. I checked the oil level an it is fine. I did the search on this forum and I got the C5 DIY. I was was wondering if anyone knew a step by step for a C6???

Would greatly appreciate it. Otherwise I have to drop the car off to the dealership...

And I really hate being without my car.

Ahmer 12-24-2010 06:41 PM

Also does this problem EVER just go away. Or is it most definitely a replace deal?

Ahmer 12-24-2010 06:41 PM

Gremlins.

glennhl 12-24-2010 06:56 PM

I just had a faulty sensor replaced. However, mine did not read 80 psi, mine said "faulty sensor." Discount tire put one on for something like $55 installed (not positive on price, but it was reasonable).

I've heard that if you reprogram the sensor sometimes it will start working again, that's worth a try. A good tire store or your Chevy dealer should be able to reprogram the bad sensor.

Ahmer 12-24-2010 07:09 PM

No No. THIS IS AN OIL PRESSURE not TIRE PRESSURE Sensor!

Ahmer 12-24-2010 07:10 PM

Otherwise known as the OIL PRESSURE Sending Unit. Which apparently sits behind the intake manifold.

Ahmer 12-24-2010 07:40 PM

I have been doing a lot of reading here. Is the procedure the same as that of a C5??? I am curious if the C6 is easier to reach? ANYONE?

dpigguy 12-24-2010 07:46 PM

Check out the postings in the C6 Tech forum. Recent discussion on this very issue. Sounds like a deep socket and a little agility is all that is needed but then ............

TexasMadMan 12-24-2010 07:56 PM

I remember it being a difficult process on C5. Some advised replacing with the remote unit set up. Does that not also apply to the C6?

eboggs_jkvl 12-24-2010 08:09 PM

I don't think agility has anything to do with replacing this monster.

You have two choices:

1) Remove the intake manifold and gain access to the top rear of the engine

2) Dill or cut a hole in the plastic cowling under the wipers as show here http://forums.corvetteforum.com/1558850078-post7.html


With my supercharger sitting on top of my engine, I can guarantee you that I am going to use #2 if my sensor takes a crap.


Elmer

Ahmer 12-24-2010 08:35 PM

Yes my third option is warranty. If this is a really big problem then I would maybe submit to dealership.

SteveDoten 12-25-2010 12:04 PM

part is about $40; I've done dozens of C5's

It's common across the entire GM LSx vehicle line

glennhl 12-25-2010 03:36 PM


Originally Posted by Ahmer (Post 1576313387)
No No. THIS IS AN OIL PRESSURE not TIRE PRESSURE Sensor!

Senior moment!

orca1946 12-25-2010 04:45 PM

Try the dealer 1st ?

SteveDoten 12-25-2010 05:07 PM

from the C5 section

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PvlDLcyXX8

Ahmer 12-25-2010 06:04 PM

Ok. I plan on doing the Sensor, LSD fluid changeout and possibly the service 2 maintenace.

VET4LES 12-25-2010 06:12 PM

Number 2 is my choice if I ever have a problem. :thumbs:

glennhl 12-25-2010 07:10 PM

I'd do number 1, taking the intake manifold off is a very quick & easy job.

bocallaghan 02-21-2011 04:52 PM

oil pressure sensor
 
Did you ever get this done on your car? My pressure gauge is pegged and I have to change my sensor too. The only detailed drawings I'm finding are for the C5. I do not want to start cutting on my car to find this little part without a little more help.

Thanks!



Originally Posted by Ahmer (Post 1576320208)
Ok. I plan on doing the Sensor, LSD fluid changeout and possibly the service 2 maintenace.


haljensen 02-21-2011 07:48 PM


Originally Posted by bocallaghan (Post 1576854815)
Did you ever get this done on your car? My pressure gauge is pegged and I have to change my sensor too. The only detailed drawings I'm finding are for the C5. I do not want to start cutting on my car to find this little part without a little more help.

Thanks!

Read the link in post #10 above.


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