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    oil pressure switch

    I was wondering how I go about changing this?? Any special tools needed??

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    That only helped slightly.....

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    Re: oil pressure switch

    from the Tech Tips ......... and most of the links in that Google search have the How-to's in them.

    car up on a lift
    lower air deflector removed
    oil pressure sender socket
    small hands, tight work
    remove oil filter
    remove oil filter adapter
    remove electrical connector
    carefully place adapter in vise, padded
    remove sending switch

    Reverse for replacement. Probably need two oil filter adapter O-rings, dealer. Bolts to 12 lb/ft. 1/2 quart new oil. Replacement lower deflector plastic rivets on the Help! racks at parts stores. (Pull out the center pin, rivet collapses, pull rivet. Use over again.)

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    Can I replace it without a lift?? Or should I just let a shop do it??

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    A jack and jack stands will work fine.

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    Re: oil pressure switch

    it can be done without a lift... only you can answer the question of if you can do it without a lift
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    Re: oil pressure switch

    Quote Originally Posted by jake99seville View Post
    Can I replace it without a lift?? Or should I just let a shop do it??
    Of coarse you can. It's just easier with a lift (which most DIY'ers don't have access to).

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    Can be done without removing oil filter assembly usuauly, I did remove one CKP for clearance so a socket would go on.

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    Should I just do it along with an oil change??

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    Most people do.

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    Would it be easier in the sense of time or work to b done??

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    Re: oil pressure switch

    Quote Originally Posted by jake99seville View Post
    Would it be easier in the sense of time or work to b done??
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    easier for who?

    for a shop -
    if you are getting an oil change -

    the car would be on a hoist -
    they would remove the oil filter -

    so that might save 5 to 10 minutes towards replacing the oil switch -

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    Re: oil pressure switch

    It is difficult to do without removing the oil filter and filter adapter since there's very little room to work. You'll have to drain the oil when you remove the oil filter and adapter, so yes, it would be good to plan to do an oil change at the same time.

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    5-10 minutes? Must be one of those hand crank hoists .

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