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To check the oil pressure you have to disconnect the sensor that measures the oil pressure gauge and if you have one you plug into the hole where the sensor will you start the engine and you can read the pressures that exist in the system ... Note harborfreight tools sold in a kit for 30 dollars and brings different terminals and is very handy for this ... Thanks

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Go to a shop. you will spend about the same (if they charge you) for the tool to do it with.

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How do I check and possibly replace the engine oil pressure sensor in a 2006 GMC Envoy Denali?


Oil Pressure Test Check for proper oil pressure at the sending unit passage with an externally mounted mechanical oil pressure gauge. A tachometer may also be needed, as some specifications may require running the engine at a specific RPM.
  1. While the engine is cold, locate and remove the oil pressure sending unit.
  2. Following the manufacturer's instructions, connect a mechanical oil pressure gauge and, if necessary, a tachometer to the engine.
  3. Start the engine and allow it to idle.
  4. Note and record the oil pressure reading when the engine is cold. The engine may need to run at a specified RPM, if so check the vehicle's specification.
  5. Run the engine until normal operating temperature is reached.
  6. Check the oil pressure reading again with the engine hot and record the value. Turn off the engine.
Compare the hot oil pressure reading to the specification. If the reading is low, check the cold pressure reading against the specification. If the cold pressure is well above the specification, and the hot reading was lower than the specification, the engine may have the wrong viscosity oil. Change the oil, making sure to use the proper grade and quantity, and then repeat the test.
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Oil pressure light stays on .engine is running good .why is the light on?


Check the oil pressure sensor and the wiring to it.

Oil Pressure Sensor Removal & Installation 3.4L & 3.5L Engine To Remove:
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Disconnect the electrical connector from the oil pressure sensor. chev_vent_op-sen.gif

  4. Remove the oil pressure sensor from the engine.
To Install:
  1. Install the oil pressure sensor on the engine. Tighten 12 ft-lb (16 Nm).
  2. Connect the oil pressure sensor electrical connector.
  3. Lower the vehicle.
  4. Connect the battery ground cable.
  5. Start the engine and check for leaks.
3.6L Engine To Remove:
  1. Disconnect the oil pressure sensor electrical connector. Oil pressure sensor 3.6L gm-04-36-2519.gif

  2. Remove the oil pressure sensor.
To Install:
  1. Install the oil pressure sensor. Tighten 15 ft-lb (20 Nm).
  2. Connect the oil pressure sensor electrical connector.
  3. Check for leaks.
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Fluctuation on the oil pressure gauge reading


The oil pressure sending unit is a sensor with an internal diaphragm, if the internal diaphragm is damaged , or the line to the diaphragm is blocked you can get this kind of fluctuation on the oil pressure gauge.

The oil pressure value must be read by installing a mechanical gauge near to the oil pressure switch and checking the pressure.

If pressure is ok, replace the sending unit. If there is a real pressure drop, check the oil pump.

If you still get fluctualtion after replacing the oil pressure sending unit, replace the oil pressure gauge.

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