Mitsubishi Eclipse 1990-1998 Repair Guide

Oil Pressure Switch

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TESTING



Gauge Check

See Figure 1

  1. Disconnect the oil pressure gauge unit electrical connector.
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  3. Use a suitable test light (12V-3.4W) to ground the harness side connector.
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  5. Turn the ignition to the ON position.
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  7. Check the condition of the test light and gauge as follows:
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Fig. Fig. 1: Location of the oil pressure gauge unit connector-1990-94 vehicles shown, others similar

    1. If all components are operating properly, the test light will flash or light steadily and the oil pressure gauge needle will move.
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    3. If the test light flashes or lights steadily and but the gauge does not move, the gauge must be replaced.
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    5. If neither the test light or the gauge operated, check the oil pressure gauge circuit and replace, if necessary.
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Sender Check
  1. Remove the electrical harness connector from the switch and remove the switch from the oil filter head.
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  3. Connect an ohmmeter between the terminal and the sensor body cavity and check for conductivity. If there is no conductivity, replace the switch.
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  5. Next, insert a very thin wedge through the oil hole in the end of the sensor. Push the wedge in slightly and measure resistance. There should be no conductivity.
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  7. If there is conductivity, even when wedge is pushed, replace the switch.
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  9. If there is no conductivity when a 71 psi pressure is placed through the oil hole, the switch is operating properly.
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  11. Check to see that there is no air pressure leakage through the switch. If there is air pressure leakage, the diaphragm is broken and the switch will require replacement.
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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  5. Detach the electrical harness connector from the switch, then remove the unit from the oil filter head.
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To install:
  1. Apply a thin bead of sealant to the threaded portion of the oil pressure sensor. Do not allow sealer to contact the end of the threaded portion of the sensor.
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  3. Install the sensor and tighten to 8 ft. lbs. (12 Nm). Do not overtighten the sensor.
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  5. Attach the electrical harness connector to the sensor.
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  7. Carefully lower the vehicle, then connect the negative battery cable.
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