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Old 02-24-2015, 10:54 AM
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Lost oil pressure this morning its a 99 ford ranger 3.0 I changed the can senor still nothing gunna try the oil press. Switch any other suggestions

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Old 02-24-2015, 10:55 AM
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Did you just change the cam sensor, or the entire synchronizer? The sensor has nothing to do with oil pressure. The synchronizer has EVERYTHING to do with oil pressure.

I guess you have no obvious leaks? The oil pump on these is pretty simple, with not much that can go wrong with the pump itself.

Here's hoping it's just the switch or the gauge.
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:05 AM
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Just the sensor I'll let you know how the pressure switch worked thanks
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:12 AM
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Yeah, the sensor isn't what turns the oil pump. The synchronizer is.
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:25 AM
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Yea still nothing gunna go with the syncro next any special tools or tips on changing that?
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:29 AM
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Two ways to do it.

#1: Set #1 cylinder to top dead center. Line up the little tooth on the synch with the window on the side of it.

#2: Mark where the tooth is on the old one before you remove it, and put the new one in the exact same spot.

However, if the old synch gear is broken, causing it not to turn the oil pump, it's going to be out of alignment when you take it out, so the best way is to do TDC on #1 cylinder.

They sell a tool to lock the synch in place, but you don't have to have it. It just may take a couple of stabs to get it lined up perfectly.

And spend the extra money on Motorcraft.
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:42 AM
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I'm gunna sound like an idiot but what tooth is it under the cap?
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:45 AM
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Lost oil pressure this morning its a 99 ford ranger 3.0 I changed the can senor still nothing gunna try the oil press. Switch any other suggestions

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It showing p0340. 02/02
Did you really lose oil pressure or is the idiot gauge on the dash merely showing no oil pressure? Idiot gauge because, they don't respond to varying oil pressure but rather, they point at about midscale when the engine sees about 5 psi and above. This of course, assumes that the sender, gauge and wiring are all in good order and working correctly.

*If you really did lose oil pressure, first thing you're going to (quickly) notice will be hydraulic lifters clattering. So.........
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:55 AM
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Lifters are chattering lost the pressure
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:55 AM
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Good point. And the engine isn't going to run for more than a few seconds with no oil pressure.
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Old 02-24-2015, 12:25 PM
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Another Vulcan bites the dust! #RIP #3.nogo
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Old 02-24-2015, 04:33 PM
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Changed the synchro and got oil press. Back thanks everybody
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Old 02-24-2015, 04:35 PM
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Changed the synchro and got oil press. Back thanks everybody
According to the "know it alls" that is impossible!
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:12 PM
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Apparently it wasn't ran long after the cam sync quit.
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Old 02-25-2015, 07:09 AM
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Another stark clear reminder to change those things. Glad it was done before the engine totally went tits up. I hope you used Motorcraft, but considering how quickly you got it fixed, I'm assuming you bought one at the local parts store. In that case, it's probably a Dorman, and you should expect to be putting another one in within 30k miles.
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