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Oil sensor The crankcase is full yet the oil light illuminates repeatedly & the bell keeps sounding. Where is the oil sensor located & can I get a location diagram in the engine compartment without buying a full manual?

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  • Mrvenice23 Oct 19, 2008

    How do I monitor it with a pressure gauge? Where do I attach the gauge?

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    where is my oil sensor located

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The oil light on your car has nothing to do with oil level in the crankcase but rather oil pressure. The oil pressure switch/sensor is located on the rear of the engine block above the right axle I believe. Unless you have engine noise or suspect low oil pressure, I'd replace it but you could check oil pressure for peace of mind with an pressure gauge if you wish. You may need a special socket to replace it.

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

  • Travis Sutherly Oct 23, 2008

    You need an oil pressure gauge. The gauge will screw into the hole where the sender came out of. I have some gauges that can screw onto where the oil filter is after removing the filter.

  • Travis Sutherly Oct 23, 2008

    You need an oil pressure gauge. It will screw into the hole where the sender is. I have seen gauges that screw onto where the oil filter is after removing the filter. I don't know the spec's for pressure off hand but ballpark you should have 20+ psi hot while idling, and 40-60 hot while at 1000-1500 rpm engine speed. You'll have to find out what your spec's are. Low pressure could indicate an engine problem or oil pump problem.

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