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Hi Ashley,here's a link to what the switch looks like,it's located above the oil filter,may have to remove filter to get to,but,just remove electrical connector from switch and get wrench,may need a stubby one(short one),tight area.

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Fig. 1: Location of the oil pressure switch-3.3L and 3.8L engines


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Fig. 2: Location of the oil pressure switch-3.0L engine


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Fig.: Oil pressure switch (sending unit) schematic


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  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Disconnect the pressure switch electrical harness.
  4. Using a pressure switch socket, deep-well socket or wrench, loosen and remove the pressure switch from the engine.
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  1. Install the pressure switch into the engine and tighten securely.
  2. Attach the electrical connector to the switch.
  3. Connect the negative battery cable.
  4. Start the engine, allow it to reach operating temperature and check for leaks.
  5. Check for proper oil pressure switch operation.

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Fig. 1: The oil pressure switch is located on the engine block under the intake manifold and is accessible from underneath the vehicle-2.2L engine

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Fig. Location of the oil pressure switch-3.3L and 3.8L engines
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