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Oil leaking from engine right at the top of the bell housing?

There seems to be a rapid oil leak right behind the engine on top of the bell housing on my 2000 chevrolet silverado 1500 5.3L

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It sounds like your oil pressure sending unit has gone bad. It is on the top back of the eng. close to the fire wall. If you don't have a good tool to take it out you could use a plumbing stem puller. It worked great. proper size is 1 1/16
Good luck and hope this helps. When replacing the oil sensor, make sure you do not use and teflon tape or silicon. The sensor is tapered and need a good ground to the engine to get proper readings.

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