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Connect a manual oil pressure gauge to the port that the pressure sender is connected to. It's located behind the distributor on the top of the intake manifold.

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  2. Following the manufacturer's instructions, connect a mechanical oil pressure gauge and, if necessary, a tachometer to the engine.
  3. Start the engine and allow it to idle.
  4. Note and record the oil pressure reading when the engine is cold. The engine may need to run at a specified RPM, if so check the vehicle's specification.
  5. Run the engine until normal operating temperature is reached.
  6. Check the oil pressure reading again with the engine hot and record the value. Turn off the engine.
Compare the hot oil pressure reading to the specification. If the reading is low, check the cold pressure reading against the specification. If the cold pressure is well above the specification, and the hot reading was lower than the specification, the engine may have the wrong viscosity oil. Change the oil, making sure to use the proper grade and quantity, and then repeat the test.
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Where is the oil pressure sensor located on a 1996 murcury cougar


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  2. Following the manufacturer's instructions, connect a mechanical oil pressure gauge and, if necessary, a tachometer to the engine.
  3. Start the engine and allow it to idle.
  4. Check the oil pressure reading when cold and record the number. You may need to run the engine at a specified rpm, so check the specifications.
  5. Run the engine until normal operating temperature is reached (upper radiator hose will feel warm).
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Check the oil pressure sensor and the wiring to it.

Oil Pressure Sensor Removal & Installation 3.4L & 3.5L Engine To Remove:
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Disconnect the electrical connector from the oil pressure sensor. chev_vent_op-sen.gif

  4. Remove the oil pressure sensor from the engine.
To Install:
  1. Install the oil pressure sensor on the engine. Tighten 12 ft-lb (16 Nm).
  2. Connect the oil pressure sensor electrical connector.
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  4. Connect the battery ground cable.
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3.6L Engine To Remove:
  1. Disconnect the oil pressure sensor electrical connector. Oil pressure sensor 3.6L gm-04-36-2519.gif

  2. Remove the oil pressure sensor.
To Install:
  1. Install the oil pressure sensor. Tighten 15 ft-lb (20 Nm).
  2. Connect the oil pressure sensor electrical connector.
  3. Check for leaks.
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