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I'm attending a BBQ later today, and while Phoenix is already getting warm and fast, today's cloudy day was a perfect excuse for me to finally install the brush guard.

 

Apparently it came with LD (Light Duty) and HD (Heavy Duty) frame mounts. I had an idea which ones I needed...but not how to install them. After poking around online, I found the install instructions. Which, was great because I was convinced this "new" one wasn't going to fit.

 

Old guard off, trying to understand the mounting:

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New one on, doing alignment:

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After:

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So the other morning I was out at the store and the dash has 3 quick chimes and displayed "Oil Pressure Low". Immediately my heart sank as I feared an oil pump was out. However, by the time I looked at the gauge it was 80 PSI.

 

...80PSI?! That's high....then 40...then 0...then 20.

 

I cautiously drove home and notice oil level was fine, no ticking...etc. At this point I was confident it was a sensor.

 

I took my Chevy to Autozone and grabbed a sensor. About $51. I had to work that night, so I asked the fiancee if I could do it the following morning. She said no problem.

 

Thursday morning I grab the new one out of the box. 1 1/16" socket fits like a glove. I try getting the old sensor out... luck. After a while the plastic wire housing snapped off...

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Oh yeah, it's buried behind the intake manifold about 8" down, which is below the windshield.

 

Fiancee calls a local shop. ~$230 for the repair. With the part it's ~$70. $70 in 10 mins of labor is tough for me to swallow. I find out there is a specialty socket.

 

Back to Autozone. ~$13 out the door for the specialty socket. I get to work.

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New VS old.

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New one in:

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Once I had the socket it was literally a 10 minute job. It's worth mentioning unplugging it will stop the intermittent triple chime alarm of annoyance and will not shut the truck off.

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same hard to reach messy job on the WJ's 4.7 - but yeah, not really a big deal with the right socket. glad you got it fixed!

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same hard to reach messy job on the WJ's 4.7 - but yeah, not really a big deal with the right socket. glad you got it fixed!

 

Thanks! Once of those things that I'm certain glad I know how to do now.

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Glad you got that sorted. I know the feeling, i hate having to pay mechanics. I would much rather get the tool's needed to do the job myself.

Trucks looking good.

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