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first need to buy oil pressure sending unit 3/8 deep socket remove oil pressure sending unit you need teflon tap sealer for oil sending unit threads.okay to replace oil pressure sending unit.you need safe raise support vechicle locate oil pressure sending unit next to the oil filter.disconnect oil pressure sending unit wire connector then use oil pressure sending unit 3/8 socket remove the sending unit.then take new oil pressure sending unit use teflon tape white plumbers tape or use thread sealer apply to the oil pressure sending unit threads then install new oil pressure sending unit and reconnect electrical connector to sending unit.then crank engine check for oil leak if all is good lower vechicle back to ground wait several minutes check engine oil level.you good to roll.
On 4 cylinder engines: The oil pressure sending unit is located in the rear of the block near the oil filter housing
On 6 cylinder engines: Sending unit is located near the oil filter housing behind the air conditioning compressor, on the front side of the block
Step 1-- replace the sending unit again. Step 2--if step 1 does not cure the problem--believe the light--have the oil pressure checked with a real pressure gauge temporarily installed inplace of the sending unit. Try to not run the engine at all until this is resolved. Usually a 1 min. run at idel with no oil pressure will not damage the engine. 5 min of idle will ruin it. 1 minute of highway speed 50 MPH cruise will destroy the bearings.
it sounds like your oil pressure sending unit may be plugged by whatever took your pressure down to 5-8 psi the first time. this is extremely low pressure as i am sure you know but at 30 psi your light should go off i would replace the sending unit if your oil pressure is holding 30
per the Haynes manual for the 95-05 Dodge Stratus on the 2.0L & 2.4L DOHC 4 cyl engines, the oil pressure sending unit is located at the left end of the rear side of the block. On 2.4L SOHC 4 cyl engines, the sending unit is located at the left end of the rear side of the block. On 2.5L & 3.0L V6 engines, the sending unit is located on the oil filter housing, on the front side of the block. On 2.7L V6 engines, the sending unit is located at the left end of the rear side of the block. To access it, remove the heat shield.
easy to change u just need a special tool for removed on front of motor at right of oil filter its look like a coolant sensor or a little bottle with a connetor removed the connector and take the tool to remove
I believe your sending unit is located on the top of the block, towards the fire wall. You can get an inexpensive pressure test gauge and put in place of your sending unit. It should be a 1/4" NPT fitting. Does the pressure gauge fluctuate between low and high RPM? If so, chances are that your oil pump may need to be replaced.