No, a sending unit is for a gauge, and the switch is for a warning light.
the sending unit is located near the bottom of the block on the left ( driver side) it is on the same harness as the oil level switch
Some small engines are equipped with an oil switch that shuts the engine down if the oil pressure drops below a set amount. Some automobiles may have the same type switch. There is also an oil pressure sending unit that measures the oil pressure and sends this information to a gauge or to a red oil pressure light.
I believe they are the same. I just purchased one and they referred to it as a switch when I called it a unit.
no but its on the same line
You will need to remove your oil pressure sending unit and install a mechanical gauge to get a true reading. You need to start out cold and write down the pressure reading and also once it warms up to operating temperature. If the pressure gauge is not the same as the mechanical one you have a bad pressure switch.
May be the oil sending unit in the oil pan. 97? it could be external. Yes, it is the oil pressure sending unit. Easy and inexpensive part to get fixed. I had the same problem on my '97 Stratus with the 2.5l V-6. I replaced the oil pressure switch ($16 from NAPA), cleaned up the connector to the switch and the problem was solved. The switch is located just above the oil filter and you'll have to remove the filter to get to it. On a 4 cylinder it is on the rear of the block, to the left of center.
The oil pressure sending unit and the oil sending unit are the same. It is located almost directly under the alternator. Remove the alternator and removal is simple when you have the correct socket.
On my service DVD i cant seem to find a low pressure switch. i did find a AC refrigerant pressure switch i dont knwo if its the same
It could be. An oil sensor could measure pressure, temperature, level, or quality.
First step, confirm you have oil pressure with a Gauge (you can skip this step if you are 100% sure you have pressure). If you have oil pressure, Check the Sending Unit. (Somewhere on the engine, 2 wires going to it probably the same place you stuck the gauge) Check the sending unit by checking for continuity (Ohm) using a Multimeter. If you start the engine and the Resistance stays the same (OL or out of limits, no continuity) you have a bad sending unit, if the sending unit tests good (Low resistance), the light may be burnt out.
The Oil pressure sending unit for a V6 Dodge, is located on the front of the engine. It is located just to the right of the filter as you are looking at the van & just above the starter and is not easy to work on with the Starter in place. See link for a picture that shows the location on a 94 which is the same as a 92.
the switch is simply set in place by a pressure clip. Pull gently but firmly on the front part (the part of the switch bezel closest to the front of the car) and it will release the clip. Look for the release button on the back side of the switch wiring harness and push it in with a small screwdriver or your fingernail and pull it out at the same time. To replace the switch , simply securely connect the new switch to harness and push firmly back into door panel once you attach switch to the bezel.