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Changing the oil pressure sending unit on a 1996 2.2 pontiac sunf

Where is the oil pressure sending unit located on a 1996 2.2 pontiac sunfire, how hard is it to replace?

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Under hood, driver side, front engine area, below cylinder head, where engine meets transaxle housing mounted in block

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it is the oil pressure sending unit. generally screwed into the engine block. autozone has a website with a parts locator feature. if the sending unit is good and the level correct then you have a bad pump.
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Where is the oil pressure sending unit?


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