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Need help to identify part

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by mz35z, November 8, 2018.

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  1. mz35z

    mz35z Member

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    Hey guys. I just need help to identify this part. I may not have to replace it, but the wire connector snapped off. Can I remove it without getting blasted with coolant/oil or should I take it off while I have them both drained (I'm changing oil and coolant soon anyways).

    First pic is taken from bottom of engine ( you can see main crank pulley and oil pan) second pic is a close up.

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  3. poker4me007

    poker4me007 Elite Explorer

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    That's your oil pressure sensor, you can take it off ,but don't start it up with it off.
     
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    Thank you!!
     
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    The cover looks broken, should be all white plastic iirc
    Not sure if that affects functionality or not, prob not
     
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    That one is plastic, if the plastic was broken you would lose oil out of it as soon as you started it up.
    Had one break on me , (oil all over the place).
     
  7. mz35z

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    I'm not sure either. I will probably just replace it. $7 for a new one.
     
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    I took a better look at the picture and it does seem to be cracked. I would replace it also.
     
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    This is now the last thing I need to do to the engine (besides fuel changes) thanks for the help!
     
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