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How do I change the oil sender

Were do I find it? and how do I change it?

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Which motor do you have? the V8 requires, according to the shop manual, that you remove the intake manifold. This is a big job suddenly. have you put a code scanner on the car and determined that the sensor is bad? If you are unfamiliar with what to do and how to go about it i suggest going to a local garage and asking them to advise you. They will at a minimum give you a quote with the parts and labor and that will definitely clue you in. You may also Google the job with the specific engine (etc.) and see what you find. Again, you must include the details or you will not learn anything of real use.

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3800. Where is the oil pressure sending unit located?


I'm not familiar with your vehicle. However, an oil pressure sender unit is usually located on the block, below the cylinder head.

it's more often than not a screw - in unit which may have a brass appearance and have 1 or more electrical wires coming from it.

Here is a link which will show you generic images of sender units:
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They are -usually - just screw-in items. They are not difficult to change.

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If you have a gauge, the sender usually can be removed with a regular wrench. Some with a light (depending on design of the housing) need an oil pressure socket made just for that (last count there were three sizes).Generally you don't need any thread sealer on either, but I usually make one turn of teflon tape on threads just to be safe.

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