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Old 07-06-2018, 04:23 PM
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Hi all

I have a 2002 ford ranger 3.0 with 96k miles

Today my oil gauge just quit working I just reads low and will not fluctuate at all.

Was wondering if anyone has any idea what could be the cause



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Old 07-07-2018, 06:34 AM
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Replace the pressure sensor first since that is the easiest.......if that doesn't fix the problem then the gauge cluster is the problem.
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Old 07-07-2018, 06:37 AM
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Replace the pressure sensor first since that is the easiest.......if that doesn't fix the problem then the gauge cluster is the problem.


I replaced the oil pressure switch around 8months ago, as it was jumping after long drives, Iíve just went and purchased a new oil pressure switch and hope this will fix it.

If this will not fix it what process should I do with the gauge cluster?

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Old 07-07-2018, 07:54 AM
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I replaced the oil pressure switch around 8months ago, as it was jumping after long drives, Iíve just went and purchased a new oil pressure switch and hope this will fix it.

If this will not fix it what process should I do with the gauge cluster?

Thanks for your knowledge


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Just changed the oil pressure switch and still not pressure on the gauge


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Old 07-07-2018, 08:37 AM
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check the cam syncro as that drives the oil pump and was a known weak spot on the 3.0
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Old 07-07-2018, 08:55 AM
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check the cam syncro as that drives the oil pump and was a known weak spot on the 3.0


Just had a new syncro put in 2 months ago


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Old 07-07-2018, 07:51 PM
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Can you it a volunteer on the pressure sensor? Are you Absolutely sure you have proper oil pressure?
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Old 07-08-2018, 03:10 AM
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Can you it a volunteer on the pressure sensor? Are you Absolutely sure you have proper oil pressure?


No Iím not sure I have proper oil pressure as my gauge does not work
But my engine sounds and runs totally fine Iíve driven it over 100 miles since I noticed the gauge not working.

So I would assume that I do have correct pressure as it would have probably blown by now I think.

I will try probing it with a multimeter

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Old 07-08-2018, 07:18 PM
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Sorry, I meant, have you checked it with a voltmeter. Autocorrect!
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:34 AM
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Sorry, I meant, have you checked it with a voltmeter. Autocorrect!

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I havenít tested it yet but I now seems to want to work whenever it wants too.

I took it for a drive yesterday and it worked when I turned it on then later on the night I took it for another drive and it decided it doesnít want to work again


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Old 07-09-2018, 10:55 AM
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ground the wire to the sender if the guage does not go to high the guage or wire are at fault
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:43 AM
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No Iím not sure I have proper oil pressure as my gauge does not work
But my engine sounds and runs totally fine Iíve driven it over 100 miles since I noticed the gauge not working.

So I would assume that I do have correct pressure as it would have probably blown by now I think.

I will try probing it with a multimeter

Thanks


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The oil gauge is worthless so I wouldn't get concerned. You are right....if the oil pressure was actually an issue there would be more signs than just a low "idiot gauge" reading.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:48 AM
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The oil gauge is worthless so I wouldn't get concerned. You are right....if the oil pressure was actually an issue there would be more signs than just a low "idiot gauge" reading.

Best of luck!


Yeah thatís what I thought. She runs fine Iíve done over 200 miles with the gauge not working so sheíd be dead now. Was thinking about doing a true oil pressure gauge


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