Oil pressure sending unit location?

Tiny
BVFDFIREMANSLADY
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  • 2016 CHEVROLET MALIBU
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Location of oil pressure sending unit?
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Sunday, August 19th, 2018 AT 10:45 AM

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Tiny
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Good afternoon.

You did not list the engine size so I attached a picture of both the 1.5 and the 2.0.

The switch is out in the open and is accessed from the bottom of the car looking up.

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Sunday, August 19th, 2018 AT 1:19 PM
Tiny
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Where is the oil pressure sensor located?
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Monday, September 7th, 2020 AT 2:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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Got this from Alldata. Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed. The Medic
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Monday, September 7th, 2020 AT 2:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I have an AC-Delco replacement but cannot where it is at. Had DTC P06DE. Oil level is fine and engine runs quietly and has no loss of power.
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Monday, September 7th, 2020 AT 2:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
STEVE W.
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The oil pressure sensor is item #2 tucked behind the intake on the rear of the engine. Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Monday, September 7th, 2020 AT 2:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ALDO CERVANTES GIL
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I look under the engine and I'm having difficulty on the location. I asked my buddy where could the location be at. Right above the oil drag plug I looked up ahead and it was close to the manifold is a tight spot. But if you can help I greatly appreciate it.
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Monday, September 7th, 2020 AT 2:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello,

I have included the information that you requested in the diagrams down below. It is located right in back of the oil filter. Please, if you have any other vehicle related questions, feel free to ask.

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Alex
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Monday, September 7th, 2020 AT 2:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DONNA MCCARTHY
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Where is it located and what does it look like?
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Monday, September 7th, 2020 AT 2:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello,

I have included a diagram of your vehicle's engine and all of the switches and sensors on it. The Oil Pressure Switch(OPS) is number 11 on the diagram. Please get back to us with how everything turns out.

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Alex
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Monday, September 7th, 2020 AT 2:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I have a leak that is coming from above the oil filter housing. I changed the oil pressure switch, but that did not help.
I am thinking about changing the oil filter. I am not sure that would help. Just going about the least expensive
way. The leak seems to be coming from the engine above the filter. Could this be valve cover gaskets.
My engine is v6 3.6l
need help
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Monday, September 7th, 2020 AT 2:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Possible but the pressure switch is more suspect

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Monday, September 7th, 2020 AT 2:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
GAR67
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Even though the oil pressure switch has been changed?
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Monday, September 7th, 2020 AT 2:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Make sure it is not leaking from there. It is common when installing that you can break the plastic top on installation/

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Monday, September 7th, 2020 AT 2:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
STEPHANI JOHNSON MCDANIELS
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I need to replace my oil pressure sensor and I can't find a diagram of the location. I am pretty sure I see it but want to be sure. My car listed above is the LT model.
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Monday, September 7th, 2020 AT 2:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I will take it off and check it. It only leaks at cold start. Does this sound about right
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Monday, September 7th, 2020 AT 2:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Good afternoon,

The sensor is above the oil filter. I attached two pictures for you to view.

Roy

Removal Procedure

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1. Remove the starter. Refer to Starter Motor Replacement (LZ4) Starter Motor Replacement (LAT) Starter Motor Replacement (LY7).
2. Disconnect the engine wiring harness electrical connector (2) from the oil pressure sensor.

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3. Remove the engine oil pressure sensor.
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Monday, September 7th, 2020 AT 2:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
STEPHANI JOHNSON MCDANIELS
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Is this the sensor?
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Monday, September 7th, 2020 AT 2:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
STEPHANI JOHNSON MCDANIELS
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The sensor that I need to replace is slightly below and to the left of the oil filter. I'm being told that is the oil pressure sensor but I need confirmation.
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Monday, September 7th, 2020 AT 2:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Do you have a new sensor? If you do, remove the connector from the sensor in the picture and make sure it fits on the new sensor. That will confirm it.

Roy
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Monday, September 7th, 2020 AT 2:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
STEPHANI JOHNSON MCDANIELS
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It's on it's way here now.
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