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I read that the oil pressure sender is near the oil filter on the front of the motor, but I can't find it. Can you give me a more specific location? Please use facing-forward language - right is right, front is front, etc. Thank you!

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Hello thesandersfa.

If the engine in your Sable is a 3.8 it is lower right hand side, front of engine, below the power steering bracket, above the oil filter.

If your engine is the 3.0 liter it is on center left upper side of the engine below the air intake/throttle body near where the transmission is bolted to the engine.

If you need more assistance with the location, please ask me.
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