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Old 10-02-2010, 03:06 PM   #1
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oil sending unit removal

my neighbor has a 2003 TJ
and he is having difficulty removing the oil sending unit.

The connector seems to be locked or stuck
and we do not want to damage it since it has to be reused.

It has a single wire coming out of it.

Any hints or tricks to disconnect it ?

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Old 10-02-2010, 03:33 PM   #2
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I would disconnect the clip for the wire first. Then simply get a pair of adjustable pliers and grip closest to the sending unit before it tapers down and just unscrew. When they are installed, (at least the one I did myself) it came with white threadlock on the unit to keep it in place.

If the enging compartment is oily/greasy, spray some degreaser around and clean per the instructions on the can. Pretty simple job all in all. Good luck.


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Old 10-02-2010, 05:24 PM   #3
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I'll follow the wire to see where it goes
and disconnect it from that 'opposite' end and not the
connector on the sending unit. Unless it is embedded in a wiring bundle......

thanks for the suggestion.

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I would disconnect the clip for the wire first.
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Old 10-02-2010, 05:33 PM   #4

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Did you slide the red lock to the side first? once it moves you should be able to squeeze it and remove it
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:15 PM   #5
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hmmm... I'll suggest "squeezing" the connector to my neighbor.
he's at the Terps / Duke football game so upon his return.

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