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Car runs fine under a load but it sometimes has an engine misfire when I'm at a stop lite. Spark plugs and all air filters replaced 10,000 miles ago.

A retired auto mechanic scanned the engine and said it could be the oil level sensor. Where is it located on a caddy 2007 3.6L?

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Did you use factory recommended spark plugs sometimes running cheaper plugs and sometimes more expensive plugs can cause more problems like changing heat range i would if you didn't run the factory recommended spark plug could also look into oil sender but doesn't seem likely i could seem failing crank sensor causing these symptoms or cam sensor

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Look for wires going to oil pan or just above it. That would be the oil level sensor.

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