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Location of oil sending unit

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Usually in the middle in the very back of the engine on top..some are near the oil filter .. check both locations

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It is a plu located directly above your filter on the oil filter adapter housing.. its about 3 inches long with wires plugged into it.. takes a special little socket to remove it...10 dollars at auto stores for the socket...

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Low Oil pressure light in idle at stop

Depending on the amount of miles, maintenance records, or how hard the car has been driven either by a previous owner, or by yourself. The engine's main crankshaft bearings or the connecting-rod bearings could be excessively worn.

Also, it could very well be a wiring problem to the sensor and/or computer causing the problem.

Posted on May 16, 2008

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Until u have a mechanical test gauge hooked up to verify the oil pressure is ok assume it is not a good idea to drive, low oil press will destroy a $4000.00 engine very quickly.

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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SOURCE: diagram for the location of the oil pressure

the oil sending unit is in the rear of the motor center right as you face the motor.You almost have to climb up on the motor to see it because it is down on the block.If you remember where the distributor used to be in the rear.The sending unit is just to the right as you face the motor.Good luck.

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

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SOURCE: A light comes on in my car that says oil pressure

If the light is only turning on during acceleration or deceleration and then goes off, this is normal. If the light is constant, and you are sure you have oil that is up to the "full" or "max" level on the dipstick while hot, then it might point to a faulty oil pump or worn gaskets that will no longer prevent the oil from staying in place in the engine. Is this light accompanied by a check engine light. If so what is the code. You may also have a faulty oil sensor. Hope this helps

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