OIL SENDER LEAK?

  • Tiny
  • rickklaw
  • 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • 39,000 miles

Can an oil pressure sensor on the side of the engine block become defective and leak oil, if the oil level was low, A car dealer told me that because of low oil pressure the sensor became defective and leaked.

Saturday, February 4th, 2012 AT 10:09 PM

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  • rivermikerat
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  • 6,155 posts

Highly doubtful, but the sensor can become defective and leak. I just doubt it was because of low oil pressure. Sounds like he's trying to fleece you for an oil pump change. Rent or borrow a gauge from a parts store and check your oil pressure.

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Saturday, February 4th, 2012 AT 10:18 PM
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  • cadieman
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Not likly no way you have a oil leak. They may have to put dye in and then they check it with a black light to find it.

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Saturday, February 4th, 2012 AT 10:22 PM

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