GM Lumina/Grand Prix/Cutlass Supreme/Regal 1988-1996

Oil Level Sensor

Print

OPERATION



The low oil level sensor activates a light in the instrument cluster when the oil level in the pan goes below a certain level. The sensor is mounted on the oil pan.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Fig. 1: Oil level sensor and harness location-1996 3.1L engine shown



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Fig. 2: The oil level sensor is mounted on the oil pan-1996 3.4L engine shown, 3.8L similar

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Detach the sensor connector harness.
  6.  
  7. Drain the engine oil into a suitable container.
  8.  
  9. Remove the oil level sensor.
  10.  

To install:
  1. Install the oil level sensor and tighten it to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Attach the sensor harness connector.
  4.  
  5. Carefully lower the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Add the correct type and amount of engine oil to the crankcase, then connect the negative battery cable.
  8.  

 
label.common.footer.alt.autozoneLogo