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How do I get a fail safe/low oil pressure fault to clear and or start?

Motor was replaced along with actuator. all wires from harness are good. battery and starter are new. replaced a bad ignition relay. i cleared all codes. i manually flashed the pcm by linking positive lead from battery to neg lead that i disconnected for 10min. i replaced the ecu because old one said it was a mismatch. i have no power going to starter and when bumped manually with key on i had no spark either. what now???

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I know on a lot of newer vehicles it takes 5/6 times to start/stop vehicle to get faults to clear after repairs are done. Good luck

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Smart car keeps cutting out whilst driving

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If a warning light comes on - it may be going in to Safe Mode.

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Generally it is an excess in expected boost pressure entering the engine.
This excess boost from the turbo tends to happen for 4 reasons.

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The air line to the wastegate actuator is damaged or off.

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If the wastegate assembly fails in any way it will fail to open to bypass the turbo.
The turbo will continue to spin up, increasing the boost pressure, causing the fault.

Initially I would suggest disconnecting the battery for 5 minutes (make sure you know your
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I have a 94 caprice classic that wil crank but it wont turn on. It just got a new ignition and key for it and it still is doing this problem. it says press key fault and low oil pressure then it shuts off....

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I need to know where the oli sending unit is and how to replace it?


Fig. 1: Location of the oil pressure switch-3.3L and 3.8L engines


Fig. 2: Location of the oil pressure switch-3.0L engine


Fig.: Oil pressure switch (sending unit) schematic

The low oil pressure warning lamp will illuminate when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position without the engine running. The lamp also illuminates if the engine oil pressure drops below a safe oil pressure level. To test the system, perform the following:

  1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
  2. If the lamp does not light, check for a broken or disconnected wire around the engine and oil pressure sending unit switch.
  3. If the wire at the connector checks out OK, pull the connector loose from the switch and, with a jumper wire, ground the connector to the engine.
  4. With the ignition switch turned to the ON position, check the warning lamp. If the lamp still fails to light, check for a burned out lamp or disconnected socket in the instrument cluster.

On the 2.4L engine, the oil pressure switch is located on the side of the engine block facing the firewall. On the 3.0L engine, the oil pressure switch is located on the oil filter adapter housing, next to the starter motor. On the 3.3L and 3.8L engines, the oil pressure switch is located next to the oil filter.
  1. Locate the oil pressure sending unit on the engine.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Disconnect the pressure switch electrical harness.
  4. Using a pressure switch socket, deep-well socket or wrench, loosen and remove the pressure switch from the engine.
To install:
  1. Install the pressure switch into the engine and tighten securely.
  2. Attach the electrical connector to the switch.
  3. Connect the negative battery cable.
  4. Start the engine, allow it to reach operating temperature and check for leaks.
  5. Check for proper oil pressure switch operation.

Hope this helps (remember to rate this answerr).

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