Oil Sensor : There are a few sensors related to the slug oil pressure sensor. An oil level sensor, oil pressure sensor, oil gauge sensor and or oil temperature sensor can all be considered. Depending on the year, make and model of vehicle, oil sensors are usually designed to help warn the driver of a potential unwanted oil related problem. These sensors try and warn the driver by triggering a warning message, low gauge signal, temperature signal and or light related to oil.
Oil Level Sensor Tells the driver the engine oil is too low and may even tell the driver if the engine oil is too high.
Oil Gauge Sensor Activates the oil gauge specifying the oil pressure.
Oil Temperature Sensor Helps the cooling system to keep the engine cooler by activating the fan and or tells the driver the actual oil temperature on the dash.
Oil light Sender Turns on and off the oil light. Typically requires at least 7 lbs of oil pressure to turn off the oil light.
Oil sensors usually warn you of a potential problem, however a faulty sensor can mislead you as well. Warning signs of a faulty sensor may include a light for no reason, no gauge signal, a check engine light, oil level correct even though the dash says it is not and or an oil leak. It takes experience to seek out and properly diagnose faulty sensors on a vehicle.
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