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Old 11-11-2012, 02:38 PM
 
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Default 2006 Monte Carlo LT 3.5L oil pressure sending unit location? Oil Pressure light on???

I have searched for this and haven't found anything. I just bought this 2006 Monte Carlo LT(3.5L) and a few days later the oil light and "Low oil pressure...turn engine off" displayed in dash. I changed the oil and the old oil wasn't bad at all. It looks like it had been changed regularly. No crud or buildup came out when I drained it. The same lights came on in dash so I am thinking it is the oil pressure sending unit going bad? Is this common for these engines? Also, where is the sending unit located? Only thing I can find online is the location for the 5.3L V8...nothing on the 3.5L V6. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Default 2006 Monte Oil pressure.

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I have searched for this and haven't found anything. I just bought this 2006 Monte Carlo LT(3.5L) and a few days later the oil light and "Low oil pressure...turn engine off" displayed in dash. I changed the oil and the old oil wasn't bad at all. It looks like it had been changed regularly. No crud or buildup came out when I drained it. The same lights came on in dash so I am thinking it is the oil pressure sending unit going bad? Is this common for these engines? Also, where is the sending unit located? Only thing I can find online is the location for the 5.3L V8...nothing on the 3.5L V6. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
I am having the same issue. I will post another reply once I finish locating the oil pressure sending unit on mine. I have a 3.5 V6.
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:54 AM
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@aspringthomas - joe111599 has not posted anything since november of 2012, I'm betting he found an answer to his issue and did not write back.

But to be of help, I believe the 3.5 is based off the block used in the 3.4. If that holds true, on the 3.4 the oil pressure sensor is in the front of the engine, just off center (towards the driver side of the car) and under the exhaust manifold. I've changed it on a few 3.1 and 3.4 engines. Easy to get to, but you don't have great visibility of it unless you are under the car. It will also require a special socket made specifically for the oil pressure sensor. I hope this helps you out.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:20 PM

 
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Default 2006 Monte Carlo 3.5 liter Oil Sending Unit Location

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I have searched for this and haven't found anything. I just bought this 2006 Monte Carlo LT(3.5L) and a few days later the oil light and "Low oil pressure...turn engine off" displayed in dash. I changed the oil and the old oil wasn't bad at all. It looks like it had been changed regularly. No crud or buildup came out when I drained it. The same lights came on in dash so I am thinking it is the oil pressure sending unit going bad? Is this common for these engines? Also, where is the sending unit located? Only thing I can find online is the location for the 5.3L V8...nothing on the 3.5L V6. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
I have a 2006 Monte Carlo LT with the 3.5 V6 and the oil light started coming on randomly. Also the Low oil pressure shut off engine came up on the dash. I replaced the oil pressure sending unit and has corrected the problem. The sending unit threads into the oil filter section. Its on the front towards the passenger side of the car below the exhaust. You can unplug it from the buttom right next to the oil filter. I ran a deep socket under the starter area with a extension to reach it. Wasn't extremely difficult once I located it.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:40 AM

 
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I am having the same issue. I will post another reply once I finish locating the oil pressure sending unit on mine. I have a 3.5 V6.
I created a video which is not the best but maybe it will be some help.

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Old 07-02-2013, 09:42 AM

 
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@aspringthomas - joe111599 has not posted anything since november of 2012, I'm betting he found an answer to his issue and did not write back.

But to be of help, I believe the 3.5 is based off the block used in the 3.4. If that holds true, on the 3.4 the oil pressure sensor is in the front of the engine, just off center (towards the driver side of the car) and under the exhaust manifold. I've changed it on a few 3.1 and 3.4 engines. Easy to get to, but you don't have great visibility of it unless you are under the car. It will also require a special socket made specifically for the oil pressure sensor. I hope this helps you out.
I found it threaded into the oil filter section.
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