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Old 06-08-2010, 05:25 PM
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First post on the site.

I just bought a 2004 ranger 3.0 5spd for a second work truck. Driving it home at idle only, the oil light comes on. Whats up with this? Did I buy a truck with a bad motor, or is there a sensor that goes out?
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:10 PM
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did you check your oil
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:30 PM
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did you check your oil
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Old 06-09-2010, 06:00 AM
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Oil level is good. Its the oil light and not the "check oil" light.

The truck has 62,000 on it. When I'm sitting at a stop light, the oil light comes on. The minute I pull away it goes off.
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Oil level is good. Its the oil light and not the "check oil" light.

The truck has 62,000 on it. When I'm sitting at a stop light, the oil light comes on. The minute I pull away it goes off.
There is only one oil related light. It comes on when the oil pressure drops below 7psi. Usually, the only way this happens is low oil volume, which is why you were asked if you checked the oil.

The only other way this happens is if the oil pressure switch on the side of the engine is shot, in which case it is giving you a false low pressure indicator.
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Old 06-10-2010, 03:20 PM
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Just heard back from the dealer. The cause was the oil pump. Total cost for the repair is $1140. Ouch.
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I knew that could do it too but I think you're the first person that has ever happened to. They don't break. I don't suppose you ever tested the oil pressure switch before you brought it to the dealer?
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