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Where is the oil sending unit located on a chevy 5.3?

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Where is the oil sending unit located on a chevy 5.3?
Welcome. Oil pressure or oil level sening unit?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I have a 2003 Silverado. My oil gauge was pegging out so I bought a new gauge and cannot find where it goes.

The oil pressure sending unit is at the back of the intake manifold area on the left side. 'The connector 1 goes into the sensor.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Is it assesable without removing anything. I have not been able to see it.

You can reach it with out removing the intake. I posted a picture below. Connector 1 goes into it.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Hey I am back. Still cannot find it. Is there a larger picture?

I have a picture. I will load it in a minute whenI find, it. Hold on.


graphicSorry for the delay. Below is a picture with the intake manifold off, but you don't need to take it off. It is circled.


Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX try again. May be my hands just wont fit back there. I negnected to mention it is a Z71 does that make any difference?
As long as this is the 5.3 and not the 5.7 then that changes nothing.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
OK didn't think so.