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Q: Is the oil pressure sender catorgized with the oil pump?

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Is the oil pressure sender categorized with the oil pump?

My car has 140000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The pressure sensor is "downstream" from the oil pump and is screwed into a passageway in the engine block. The sensor and the oil pump are completely separate and are not even in close proximity. The oil pump, though, does typically have a pressure relief valve within it but that relief valve serves a different purpose and doesn’t have the ability to report pressure. If you need assistance with any pressure sensor related issue, such as an oil leak from the sensor or a sensor or sensor circuit malfunction, the recommended service to resolve those problems is an oil pressure inspection/diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic light will let you know what the required repairs will be. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

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