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Where is the location of the 2001 Rav4 oil sender/pressure switch

Oil light keeps flickering on the dash board and I wanted to check the oil sender unit - but I have no idea where to look? Checked by the oil filter and did not see any wires by that.

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Click here to see location and how to remove.Here's what it look's like.

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Look on the rear of the head near the end of the camshaft area, or close to the distributor cap area repost findings also check with parts store or enter vehicleinfo in search engine and follow specific searches..good luck..

Posted on Jan 20, 2013

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SOURCE: 6 Cyl 1998 Toyota Camry Oil Pressure Light

these cars have problems with bad oil pressure warning switches you may have someone put an oil pressure gauge on the car and make sure your pressure is within spec and go ahead and change the sender if it checks out please rate -jeff

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Toyot Rav4 1996 Uses Oil

It has to be either burning it or you have a leak. If you changed the oil and overfilled it a gasket may have blown. try pouring a can of engine stop leak. Maybe it will help.

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

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SOURCE: oil filter

On the V6, the filter is located on the bottom front of the engine on the passenger side. It is silver and looks like an oil filter cap wrench. It is not the traditional oil filter where you replace the entire unit. With this type you remove the cap, drain the oil, and replace the paper filter element and 2 gaskets.

to get the cap off use a standard 65mm-67mm filter wrench "end cap" that you stick on your 3/8" drive ratchet like this one..

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009OR96A?ie=UTF8&n=228013&redirect=true&SubscriptionId=0GKY5T9AP29X0E3X4XG2

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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SOURCE: The oil gauge in my

have you changed the oil sending unit, this is the most probable cause.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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SOURCE: RAV4 Gearbox oil drain plug?

in the front? They are in the most god awful tightest place to get to. its a 24mm drain plug and you cant fit anything in there, very difficult. I can show instruction, but I hope you have a lift.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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