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What size socket do I need to remove the oil pressure sensor above to oil filter?

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Unplug the wire off the end of the sensor, slip a socket onto the old sensor, and unscrew it like you would a spark plug. Before you out the new sensor in make sure it has Teflon tape on the threads. I always a little more than what comes with it.

Screw in the new sensor "hand tight" - then 1/4 to 1/2 turn past hand tight; do not over tighten. Plug the wire on the end. If you removed the oil filter, replace it with new one. Last step - replace the battery cable.

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