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Oil light/warning sound on Jetta after changing oil pressure sending unit switch

I have a 96 VW Jetta GL. It was leaking oil pretty heavily yesterday out of the sending unit. Replaced the switch on top of the sending unit. Today, when I drive the car, the oil light and warning sound come on after shifting into 3rd or 4th gear. When I shut it off and restart the car, it stops until I get the RPMS up again.

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HI. this is a failing oil pump. you will need to replace your oil pump and oil pump screen as well. this will fix your issue.

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