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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-05-16, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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Oil Light Won't Go Out After Replacing Sending Unit

Anyone out there have this problem before?

1: check oil light came on. There is no gauge, just a dummy switch and sending unit.

2: Checked the oil level, replaced the sending unit and examined all the wire looms for abrasion.

3: physical test of actual oil pressure with a gauge comes in at 52 PSI.

4: cleaned off a little bit of corrosion in a plug that houses the green and white wire that goes to the sending unit.

5: check oil light still stays on.

I'm hoping someone out there has been through this and knows where to look next? Money is a little bit tight and I am pretty OK mechanically but I have scoured Google and forums for the answer to no avail. It would be so awesome and I would be so delighted if someone can chime in with their experience / ideas.

70,000 miles on second engine
2005 4 liter
2WD
Regular oil and filter changes
No other issues

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-05-16, 04:40 PM
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Re: Oil Light Won't Go Out After Replacing Sending Unit

I think the light is engaged by a switch, I think you changed the wrong part.
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Re: Oil Light Won't Go Out After Replacing Sending Unit

Depending on how the circuit is set up, using teflon tape as a thread seal can make some not have continuity across the switch when needed. Two wires to it say no though. That would be a single wire one.
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