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What could cause high oil pressure in a Jeep?

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There are several reasons for high oil pressure to occur in a Jeep, such as a bad oil sending unit. Since this unit is powered by electricity, it may not work if electricity does not reach it.

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If electricity is moving into the sending unit, another reason high oil pressure may occur is due to a stuck oil pressure release valve. Removing, cleaning and replacing the valve is the solution to this issue. If this action does not lower the pressure, something else, such as a blocked oil passage, is causing the high oil pressure. This is a serious problem that can cause long-term engine damage.

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