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What is a oil sending unit on 99 chevy venture van?

I have a 99 chevy venture van and have a really bad oit leak. I took it to a oil place here in town and they said it was the oil pan and oil sending unit. What is the oil sending unit and how hard is it to fix. I have my doubts if it is the oil sending unit because he was telling everyone that was there they had something wrong with their car.

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    could a bad oil sending unit cause your car to overheat

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Easy to change u just need a special tool for removed on front of motor at right of oil filter its look like a coolant sensor or a little bottle with a connetor removed the connector and take the tool to remove

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check to see if all doors are shut tight,the same thing was happening to me,and it was the very back door that was the problem

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On a problem with oil pressure sensor leaking.
99% you need to replace the sensor with a new one.
Because if you can see the leak is not for the tread or gasket of the sensor.
If you can disconnect the the wire from the sensor.
and try to start you will see the leak coming from inside on the plastic, where the pins. of the sensor.

OK.. I hope this information work for you.
I work on Cars everyday.
Thank you fo use fixya.

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