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Where is the oil pressure sending unit on 2004 Dodge stratus

Oil light comes on after the engine has been running a while. When I stop and the engine idles under 1000 rpm, the oil light comes on. There is no definite change in the sound of the engine which leads me to believe its the oil pressure sending unit.

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Most likely the oil pressure switch may be damaged. This is a simple procedure. Change and observe the results

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it is normally by the oil filter itself it looks like a plug with a wire on it

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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