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1998 chevy malibu oil pressure switch

Have to install new oil pressure switch every 4 to 5 months. keeps leaking oil.

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  • kevin carpenter May 11, 2010

    is the switch leaking oil ? our where the switch is installed

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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.

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SOURCE: oil pressure

Check the oil pressure switch!

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SOURCE: 1998 chevy blazer oil leak

Yes you should be able to change it by yourself. It is pretty simple. It will save alot of money

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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SOURCE: wire diagram for a 1998 Chevy Malibu

I have a 98 grand prix has had to starters Battery new cable an still wont start solonid just clicks do it 30 times it will start.

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SOURCE: how to replace valve cover gasket 1998 chevy malibu

The first step is to remove all the parts that are in the way of you being able to remove the valve covers. (Ex.: air intake, loose wires etc.) Then you will need to remove your valve covers (using basic tools) and be very careful to not let anything get on your lifters, which your valve covers protect. Once you have the valve covers off compare the new gaskets to make sure they are the right size. Then remove the old gasket and replace with the new one using a high temp gasket sealant (available at any auto parts store) to attach the gasket to the valve covers. Then tighten down snug and check for leaks after replaced. 

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SOURCE: Leaking oil from oil pressure switch

I've seen pressure switches rust out and shoot a steady steam of oil out of them, so yes it could cause you to loose two quarts of oil. Book does not mention starter removal:
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Drain the engine oil.
  4. Disconnect the switch electrical lead and unscrew the switch. To install:
  5. Coat the first two or three threads with sealer. Install the switch and tighten until snug.
  6. Attach the electrical lead.
  7. Lower the vehicle.
  8. Connect the battery cable and fill the engine with oil.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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