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Old 09-22-2019, 09:27 PM   #1
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I have an 04 Silverado 5.3, earlier this week sensor was all over the place. I decided to give it a try. However I could retrieve the oil pressure screen, I tried for a while. Tried different things as well to include dropping a new one in. Any thoughts?? Did this year not have a screen??
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Old 09-22-2019, 10:25 PM   #2
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Used a philips screw driver that would barely fit the new screen to jam into old one and pulled right out. Might have been luck. Because everything about changing the sensor in my 2009 Tahoe was a PITA!!!


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Old 09-22-2019, 10:58 PM   #3
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I have an 04 Silverado 5.3, earlier this week sensor was all over the place. I decided to give it a try. However I could retrieve the oil pressure screen, I tried for a while. Tried different things as well to include dropping a new one in. Any thoughts?? Did this year not have a screen??

I couldnít get it out.
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Old 09-22-2019, 11:47 PM   #4
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Doesn’t this sensor screw in at the top and back of the block behind the breather? I have replaced one on a 2005 and 2006 5.3l. They have two wires connected to them and a socket will take it out. You will not be able to see it you will feel your way.
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Old 09-23-2019, 06:47 AM   #5
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I have a 07 with the 4.8 and no screen on it, i had no pressure for a month before i got tired of the messages in the dash
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Old 09-23-2019, 07:43 AM   #6
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Doesnít this sensor screw in at the top and back of the block behind the breather? I have replaced one on a 2005 and 2006 5.3l. They have two wires connected to them and a socket will take it out. You will not be able to see it you will feel your way.
Mine did on an 2008 Tahoe

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Old 09-23-2019, 08:17 AM   #7
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I had the same issue on a '13 5.3. Looked like a PITA to change out so I just changed the oil two times within a thousand miles and it never happened again.
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My little bro puts a couple quarts of diesel in the crank case and runs it for about 20 miles. Cleans out all the ports and makes em good as new


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Old 09-23-2019, 05:01 PM   #9
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I got the sensor changed out. That was easy however getting the screen out was impossible I tried. Just checking if someone knew if this model maybe didn’t have the screen.
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Old 09-23-2019, 05:13 PM   #10
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Default Oil Pressure Sensor Question

Not sure about a screen but Iíve had 3-4 sensors replaced. Works for about 6 months then just pegs out at 80psi. Donít like not having a working gauge but Iím tired of changing them out.

This is on an Ď04 5.3L as well.

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Old 09-23-2019, 05:23 PM   #11
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Chevrolet dealer in Pampa Texas replaced mine several years ago (allegedly) despite me telling them that I thought it needed an oil pump. After driving it off the lot and for about thirty minutes, oil pressure dropped to Zero and trashed the motor.

So make sure it is not an actual oil pressure issue and not in need of an oil pump.
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Old 09-23-2019, 06:54 PM   #12
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Chevrolet dealer in Pampa Texas replaced mine several years ago (allegedly) despite me telling them that I thought it needed an oil pump. After driving it off the lot and for about thirty minutes, oil pressure dropped to Zero and trashed the motor.

So make sure it is not an actual oil pressure issue and not in need of an oil pump.
Drove it all day and it stayed between 20-60. Seems to be working as it should.
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