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Old 01-26-2011, 08:05 AM
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I have a 05 Pathfinder LE

The oil pressure gauge is pegged at the highest possible point as soon as I turn the engine on. Its not a gradual climb, it jumps up there at start up and doesnt move.

I assume this may be a sensor, the gauge itslef, or.....????

any help is greatly appreciated.
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I have a 05 Pathfinder LE

The oil pressure gauge is pegged at the highest possible point as soon as I turn the engine on. Its not a gradual climb, it jumps up there at start up and doesnt move.

I assume this may be a sensor, the gauge itslef, or.....????

any help is greatly appreciated.
Just did this on mine. The sender is bad. Be prepared for some oil to come out of the hole when you remove it! Reseal with Permatex Ultra Grey around the threads when you reinstall.

Google the sender and you will find it from $60-$80.

It's on the bottom right front of engine.
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cool thanks!!!
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oil sender?

is that what its called?
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oil sender?

is that what its called?
It's called, "Sensor-Oil Pressure."

Here's a link:
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just noticed this happened to mine. Do you think this is a "fix immediately" type of a problem or more of a "get it done when I have time". I am very consistent with my oil changes.
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just noticed this happened to mine. Do you think this is a "fix immediately" type of a problem or more of a "get it done when I have time". I am very consistent with my oil changes.
I just can't stand having things that are broken on anything I own.

Shop around, get the best price on one, and then change it next time you're under the car doing an oil change.

I think there's an "Idiot Light" on the dash in addition to the gauge so you'll still have a warning if the oil pressure drops to an unsafe level.
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