Socket on top of sensor. Another sign is an oil leak near the rear of the oil pan. This article applies to the C5 Corvette 1997-2004 , C6 Corvette 2005-2013 , and C7 Corvette 2014-2015. If your fuel dash gauge starts to register intermittently, readings fluctuate, or it just plain quits, it can most often be traced back to the fuel tank sending unit. No matter how screaming your.
All catalogs are also online with full search and order features. Now slide the spade connector out of the back of the retainer. Then take the locking ring wrench and tighten the locking ring until the locking tabs rest against the tank stops. If there is a trail of fresh oil cascading over the bellhousing, chances are the sending unit is leaking. Remove all residual oil in the sealing grooves with brake cleaner or mineral spirits before installing the new seals.
You may or may not remove the fuel rail for this job, but if you decide to remove it before you tear into the engine, make sure to first remove the fuel pump fuse. You can now thoroughly clean the contact point. If everything is connected correctly and the dash gauge is good, the dash needle should move in accordance with the float. We offer the most comprehensive and detailed parts catalogs on the market today and produce a different catalog for each Corvette generation. Replacing a Corvette fuel tank sending unit is a relatively easy job that can be performed by anyone with a few good hand tools. . This will decrease the amount of fuel in the rail.
Many Corvette owners may think that they have to. Lay it to the side, out of the way, until the task is completed. If you put a little electrical tape on the inside of the socket, it'll allow for a more snug fit so the sensor is less likely to fall out when you remove it. My mom passed away and left me her C5 and my dad is thoroughly enjoying watching me work on it as he is not expected to help me since there is so much valuable information on the web. One telltale sign is the oil pressure gauge needle leaning past the high mark at all times or not moving from the lowest point. Removing the intake manifold is very time consuming and presents a lot of chances to cause damage to the motor so it's not recommended for the average weekend mechanic.
If the access hole you cut is too small to get your hand through, you can use a hanger. Turn the ignition on and watch the fuel gauge. Next, use mineral spirits to remove any remaining debris. Use the aid of a pick to remove them from their machined retaining groove. Unfortunately, after watching numerous YouTube videos attempted to take a short cut in removing the sending unit… I pulled the wires out of the sending unit plug and have now removed the intake manifold to correctly replace the sending unit.
There are a few ways to change the sensor: removing the manifold, cutting a hole in the wiper cowl, and using a wide assortment of socket extensions and joints. Try this a few times until the engine does not start at all. The oil pressure sensor measures the amount of oil going into the motor, so if it fails, you'll want to replace it as soon as possible. If the gauge does not work correctly, then the problem lies with the wiring or the dash gauge. This article applies to the C6 Corvette 2005-2013.
Connect the sending unit wires to the sending unit and re-connect the battery. Be prepared for a little fluid to spill out. Step 2 — Place socket on top of sensor You'll need to finesse your socket back behind the manifold, and then you should be able to drop it on the sensor. This article applies to the C5, C6, and C7 Corvette 2005-2013. With the tray re-installed, the hole is no longer visible.
We also support Corvette events, swap meets and local Corvette club shows all over the world. Push the metal fastener wire inward while pulling up on the connector. You will also need a drain can compatible with fuel, some hand tools, rubber fuel hose and clamps, emery cloth or sandpaper, hydraulic jack, jack stands, eye protection, and, of course, a shop manual for your car. No matter how screaming your. Time to replace the radiator. Pro Tip If you cut the hole at an angle, you can drop the piece you cut out back in and use some silicon to glue it back in place.
You can then hook then end onto the electrical connector and use it to unplug it. You'll need to assemble yourself a long enough extension with two swivels on it to be able to reach the sensor. The reason I say to cut the rubber fuel hose instead of saving it, is that I never recommend re-using the old rubber fuel hose. These units are always sitting in fuel. Always work in a well ventilated area and wear eye protection. When the sending unit and gasket are in place, slide the locking ring down over the sending unit tabs.