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

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They are -usually - just screw-in items. They are not difficult to change.

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