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I need to change out my oil pressure sensor, but it won't b ready til tomorrow. ..Will driving car w/out sensor connected damage. Or cause any problems. .97buick park ave

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It wouldn't hurt the engine if you know there is oil pressure and the oil level is correct.

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SOURCE: Low pressure (oil) psi 0

Yes, replace the sensor its close to th oil filter.

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SOURCE: oil light keeps coming on

the oil pump is worn out the quiker its changed the better

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SOURCE: 2004 Buick Park Ave, oil pressure sensor unit

put a mechanical gauge in place temporarily of the sending unit, the one by the passenger side c.v. axle and c if there pressure or not. if the motor is noisy then you dont have pressure either. dont run tow to mechanic, oil pumps are common to fail on first and secong generation 3800s. check oil too make sure its not foamy like a milkshake, this would mean coolant in oil which will cause low-no oil pressure. let me know what you find and i will advise from there

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A good strong "click" from the engine when trying to start sure sounds like you may need a starter 80% or have a bad starter cable/connections 10%.Other 10% (seized alt etc)

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