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Oil pressure gauge question

Postby XiBowhunter » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:56 am

I am pretty sure, from reading posts here thst I have a faulty "Oil Pressure Sending unit", because my Oil Pressure Gauge is pegged out at the "High" end.

Does that sound correct?

My question is, if I have some sort of Oil Pressure failure, will an "Oil" light or "Check Engine" light come on, even if the gauge (Oil Pressure Sending Unit) is faulty?

I know I need to go ahead and replace the part, but I want to know that in the meantime something else will warn me if I have some sort of Oil Pressure failure.


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Postby Tzvier » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:08 am

What year PF do you have?

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Postby NmexMAX » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:35 am

From the other post, it's an 05.

So. With that out of the way, does it ever lower to a lower region of the gauge, as in when at idle?

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Postby XiBowhunter » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:59 pm

NmexMAX wrote:From the other post, it's an 05.

So. With that out of the way, does it ever lower to a lower region of the gauge, as in when at idle?
No, it never does. It goes from off to full "High" upon start.

And you are correct, it is an 05'.

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Postby Tzvier » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:38 pm

ok, so you do have a functional gauge, or at least should have one. It definitely sounds faulty.

As far as I know, you wouldn't get a fault light unless it is functioning properly. It's worth the peace of mind having it working properly. Changed mine out when I got it and haven't had a problem or concern since.

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Postby smj999smj » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:51 pm

This is a common problem on 05-06 R51's due to a faulty oil pressure sending unit, located on the passenger side of the engine block.

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Postby disallow » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:03 pm

Same issue on my 05. Rockauto sells a replacement sending unit for ~$50. Takes 30 seconds to install.

But do you think I've done it yet? Or even ordered it? Ha!

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Postby XiBowhunter » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:16 am

Looking on rock auto, would this be the part?

2005 NISSAN PATHFINDER 4.0L V6 : Electrical-Switch & Relay : Oil Pressure Switch

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Postby daxnizmo » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:38 am

The wife's Pathy has this issue. I bought a new sensor from O'Rielly's for less than $20.

Anyone got a pic of the exact location? Or is it THAT obvious where it is once I get under there to replace?

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Postby smj999smj » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:17 pm

It's toward the front of the passenger, or right, side of the block. I find it easiest to see looking through the wheel well.

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Postby daxnizmo » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:23 pm

smj999smj wrote:It's toward the front of the passenger, or right, side of the block. I find it easiest to see looking through the wheel well.
Thanks!

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Postby disallow » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:51 am

XiBowhunter wrote:Looking on rock auto, would this be the part?

2005 NISSAN PATHFINDER 4.0L V6 : Electrical-Switch & Relay : Oil Pressure Switch
Yes thats the one. I think they have 2 different ones (different suppliers) that should work.

For anyone with an 06+, keep in mind that the part is different (2 wire instead of 3)...


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