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Old 10-28-2006, 16:08   #1 (permalink)
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confused loss of oil pressure while stopped in gear

i'm having a pronlem with my 94 ford explorer. for some reason it loses oil pressure whenever i come to a stop. oil pressure is fine while in neutral and while i'm moving. i was losing water. i couldn't find any leaks. my friend said he had a vehicle that did the same thing, and said he replaced the water pump, and that fixed the problem. i replaced the water pump and everything was fine for about a weak. temp is still fine, but the oil pressure drops whenever i come to a stop. if the tranny is in neutral the oil pressure is fine. it oil drops when in gear. someone please help me out with this.
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Old 11-11-2006, 07:51   #2 (permalink)
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Re: loss of oil pressure while stopped in gear

You need a thicker oil or new rod bearings.
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Re: loss of oil pressure while stopped in gear

Thicker oil....good advice.

Sounds like you are using the cheapest oil you can buy....or you are WAY overdue for an oil change

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Re: loss of oil pressure while stopped in gear

AFAIK Ford oil pressure senders are set at ~7-8 lbs. It could be a bad switch or wrong type oil filter or worn out oil. But if it isn't it's rod bearings.

A cheap fix if you do it your self and don't mess any thing up when you do it. Not hard to do but the Y pipe might give you grief.
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