1999 DODGE STRATUS OIL PRESSURE SENSOR

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  • cscrab
  • 1999 Dodge Stratus

Electrical problem
1999 Dodge Stratus 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 202002 miles

I have a 1999 Dodge Stratus with the 2.4 liter engine. I just changed the oil and filter and the dipstick shows full. The engine runs great but when it drops down to idle. The engine oil light comes on solid or sometimes flickers. Can you please tell me where the oil pressure sensor is located so I can replace it? It has never done this before and I have always changed the oil every 3000 to 5000 miles.
I have always used Quaker State 5W30 this is what the book calls for. I used a Wix #51348 oil filter.
The engine is running great but when I come to a stop at idle the oil light comes on. Only when it is idling. As soon as I apply gas the light goes off.
Please can you help me?

Thanks!

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Saturday, September 20th, 2008 AT 10:12 PM

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The oil pressure switch on right front side of engine block

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Saturday, September 20th, 2008 AT 10:24 PM
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Is this near the firewall or facing the front of the car?
If I am facing the front of the car. Where would I find it? Is it close to the oil filter? I really need a little more info please.

Thanks so much for your help!

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Saturday, September 20th, 2008 AT 11:10 PM
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Standing in front of the car it'd be on the left side-normally they are close to the oil filter. Not really familiar with this engine-just using my software-no pic available-don't really know if its a transverse engine. If its a transverse engine facing the timing cover it should be on the right side of the engine. Sorry

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Saturday, September 20th, 2008 AT 11:17 PM
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It will look like this


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_getimage_2.jpg

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Saturday, September 20th, 2008 AT 11:22 PM
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Facing the front of the car. The timing cover is on the left side. On the right side is the transmission.
So where would it be? So appreciate you helping me!
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Saturday, September 20th, 2008 AT 11:23 PM
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Its gonna be on the firewall side of the engine

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Saturday, September 20th, 2008 AT 11:25 PM
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The timing cover and belts face to the left side of the car. The passenger side.
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Saturday, September 20th, 2008 AT 11:25 PM
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Ok. On the firewall side will it be close to the oil filter or where.I really had trouble finding it.
The pics you posted looks exactly like the one they showed me at O'Reilly's Auto Parts.

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Saturday, September 20th, 2008 AT 11:28 PM
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Facing the belts on the pax side of the car not in front of the vehicle the switch is gonna be on the left side of the engine firewal side.

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Saturday, September 20th, 2008 AT 11:29 PM
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Ok. So is it reachable from the top. Or climb under the car and look?
Thanks so much for all the help you are providing!

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Saturday, September 20th, 2008 AT 11:31 PM

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