There’s an issue with my oil pressure sensor. I was planning to just remove it for now then get a new one installed when I have a little more free time. Is that okay? Will my car run without an oil pressure sensor?
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
It’s wise to double-check before making a change to your vehicle. While your car will run without an oil pressure sensor, it is not a good idea to drive without one.
The oil pressure sensor (also known as an oil pressure switch) measures if you have the correct amount of oil in your vehicle. Without a working sensor, you won’t know if you have the correct oil levels. Plus, the Check Engine or Low Oil light on your dashboard will stay on for the entirety of the time your oil pressure sensor is removed.
While your car will run normally without the sensor, driving without an oil pressure sensor is an unnecessary risk. Low oil can cause serious, expensive damage to your engine.
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