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Cant see oil sending unit

My oil sending unit crapped out and dumped all my oil, I want to buy a new one but, I want to find the broken one first. I was told its on the drivers side on the cam tower, (2001 grand am se 2.4) but still cant find it. I know im close to it though.

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  • ngranese Jun 20, 2009

    thanks guys so much. I tried google for 2 days, nothing. Ill keep trying though. Now, the oil sending unit, and oil pressure sending unit are 2 completely different things correct?

  • ngranese Jun 20, 2009

    roger, thanks a million! hope I rated correctly. (new to this kind of thing) this site is awesome. gonna run outside and check her out. If im not using the site correctly let me know. THANKS ROGER!!

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    do a goggle search for location.

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Hello ngranese: My name is Roger and I will help you. Locate the engine lift bracket on the front of the engine. look at the rear of the bracket next to the camshaft. You should see the switch. This bracket has a notch in it where it fits up to the cylinder head. This is where you will find the oil switch. Should you need any further help please just ask Please rate the quality of this answer as this way we know you received the correct answer. Thank You for using Fix Ya. Roger

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Usually located around the oil filter or rear of the intake manifol on the top center.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

  • Dana Newcombe
    Dana Newcombe Jun 20, 2009

    No they work separately, one feeds the guage and the other feeds the computer. The computer sende will have a gray or black clipon connector.

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    Dana Newcombe Jun 20, 2009

    Best bet is to fill the oil, clean down the engine (while warm) and then start and locate the leak.

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