What is this part off of the Oil Filter fitting cast???

Asked by Nov 24, 2012 at 04:34 PM about the 1995 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr XR7 Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a small oil leak beside the oil filter on my 4.6 litre V8 engine in a '95 Mercury Cougar.  There is a 3 inch elbow which is part of the casting where the oil filter fits. Attached to this elbow is a sensor or line of some kind. Would this be the oil pressure sensor or something like it? Is there a seal or something that can be replaced or does the unit have to be? There is a picture attached shot from under the car facing up, any information or help would be greatly appreciated.... Also email is available at kennedytracks@bell.net

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That's the oil pressure sensor and you need to replace it. There is no way to repair it, the diaphragm inside is busted

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so is it easy to remove and replace? it looks like it just pulls out....

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It will unscrew from the cast aluminum piece(oil filter housing). Get a new one from a parts store and you will see how it comes out. You might need a special tool(oil pressure sensor socket) or you might be able to get it with a crescent wrench.

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thanks.. appreciate it.

how do I tell the difference between the gauge sensor and the line sensor? and which is this?

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