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Hi everyone, I've been lurking around this forum for a while, and have found tons of valuable solutions to my problems. Today I have a unique question and will be making my first post. If you can help, it would be really great.

I have a 97 nissan sentra GXE, and yesterday I was working underneath the car replacing the oil sending unit. It took me a good while (as I had to drain the oil and remove the oil filter in the process) but everything went smoothly.

But this morning I found this strange rubber piece near where my car had been. I'd like to know if any of you know what this part is for, or where it came from. I want to make sure that I did a proper job and that everything is in its right place.





If you have any idea what this might be, pleae let me know!

Thanks!
 

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Umm...pretty blurry picture. Is it the rubber boot that covers the oil sending unit's connector?
Thanks for the reply RJ. Sorry about the blurry pic, I'll take some better ones tomorrow.

Great suggestion - though I don't think it's the rubber boot for the oil sending unit's connector. As I was trying to for 10 minutes to reconnect the wire back to the oil sending unit, I had the opportunity to study the connector and its boot in great detail. It's a large square piece that slides up and down the wire.

The one I found today is much smaller, and has a small circular hole in the center. Do you have any other ideas?
 

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It looks as if its a handle to something

Does the part of it, that is cylinderic, have a hole with threads in it, and is it solid rubber, or a plastic composite. It almost looks like a lockdown handle to a part of a snowblower/lawnmower etc.
Are you sure it was'nt laying in the driveway before you started working. I had something like that happen before to only later find out that it was a part off someone elses car.
Anyway don't ditch it yet, until your sure.
 

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It is solid rubber, with 1 hole on each end and no threads. I am not certain if it came from my car. It could have been on the ground before. I'll keep it until I know for sure what it is. Thanks for the help!
 
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