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Old 09-17-2003, 21:16   #1 (permalink)
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Oil pressure or level issue?

I have a 99 ranger reg cab 4cyl manual tranny. I change the oil every 3 thousand. For some reason lately when i start it up the oil pressure or level guage, im not sure which one it is (the one on the same side as the battery level) i have the guages with no TACH if that helps. When i start it up the oil pressure or level guage sits on L and doesnt move. I rev the engine a bit and it just sits there. I gun the engine, dont know how many RPM cause i aint got no tach and the needle perks up and sits in the middle between L and H like it used too. I just changed the oil a week ago and i cant figure out why this guage is acting up. The truck has about 85k miles on it.
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Old 09-18-2003, 03:22   #2 (permalink)
 
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Re: Oil pressure or level issue?

I think your talking about the oil pressure guage. I don't think thats much of a problem. As long as it reads normal when driving You should be fine.
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Re: Oil pressure or level issue?

there could be a little sludge buildup in the pressure sender or passage or the pressure sender might be goin bad all together.
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I must agree with 351. If you're able to rev the engine without a lot of rattles from the rods and cam followers, you probably have plugged the sending unit, or it's going bad. It sounds like you've got oil flow, just no gauge reading. Sending units aren't too expensive, and not too difficult to replace on the 4-cylinder. Or you can add an aftermarket gauge with numbers so you know what the pressure is (if the dead one in the instrument panel doesn't bother you).

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Re: Oil pressure or level issue?

I have a 2000 3.0 ranger rwd without the tach. and it does the same thing ur saying . I heard something about it being a recall from ford. Im gunna call someone about it. if u find anything out let me know .
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