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Old 04-20-2009, 05:55 AM
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Oil leak through pressure sensor

Wondering if anyone can shed some light before I get into this.

I have a slow leak and couldn't find the exact location, so I had it checked by Ford. Its coming from between the engine and the firewall, and if I remember correctly he called it the IPS sensor, and mentioned it sends the engine oil pressure to the computer. The part was $148 at Ford. I had a price check on the only oil pressure sensor that AAP sells and it was only like $25 bucks. Anyway, the Ford dude said its pretty common, just a pain in the rear to change. Its actually leaking through the sensor itself.

Any suggestions?? Thanks
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:05 AM
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I don't know if the oil leak is from the ICP or not, but it sounds like you have an '03 with the ICP at the rear of the engine. I changed mine a little bit ago and it wasn't all that bad in hindsite. The most difficult part is removing the shield to access the sensor. Once that shield is off getting to the sensor is a piece of cake. It doesn't sound like the $25 is for the right part, but who knows? I got mine off oo eBay for about $50, and it took 30 minutes to replace. So some searches there's some good writeup's on replacing the sensor on the early 03's, but don't let them scare you it isn't all that hard to do.

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Old 04-20-2009, 01:04 PM
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I had same thing. Replaced the ICP sensor and it is gone. The sensor is a real pain but I have good instructions if you want them. My truck started bucking like it would be sluggish and then a swift kick in the ***. Then got a P2285 code which was the sensor. If you have a leak from there I am guessing that you may have this same problem soon like I did. you will get the same code which is low pressure (cause of the oil leak)
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