Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Thread Tools Search this Thread

Old 06-03-2010, 10:40 AM
kreamer kreamer is offline
Learning to use the forums
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1
Question oil pressure failure

Recently I had the clutch replaced on my '96 Ranger with a 3L engine. The mechanic suggested that he also replace the timing chain & oil pan (rusty). I also had him do an oil & filter change. Shortly there after (< 2000 miles). The engine siezed up while driving. The dipstick indicates sufficent oil present. It was as though there was a sudden drop in oil pressure. Has anyone heard of this happening? The mechanic claims that it was not his fault and has no idea what happened. I bought this truck new in Oct. 1995 and have changed the oil & filer every 3,000 miles. A new engine will cost about $3,000.00 installed. I hate to put that much into an old truck even though everything else is in good condition.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2010, 11:54 AM
01_ranger_4x4 01_ranger_4x4 is offline
OIF Veteran

Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 6,043
Default Re: oil pressure failure

sounds like the 3.0 cam synchonizer failure. its the gear that turns the distributer as well as the oil pump. its a common failure on the 3.0s and it usually starts with a squealing sound. if caught soon enough it can be fixed before it fails but in your case it sounds like its too late.
2001 Ranger 4x4 Stepside
-RCD Suspension lift
-33x12.5 BFG KM2's on Mickey Thomson classic locks
-4:56 gears
-Auburn gear LS
-James Duff traction bars
-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

2005 F-150 Lariat 4x4
-LED third brake light
-Weathertech floor liners
-Edge tuner
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oil pressure gauge 91ranger 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 3 02-20-2010 09:32 AM
Where is the oil pressure senso? jester 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 1 02-19-2010 11:38 PM
Oil pressure problem on my 3.0L... Help Wicked46 3.0 Vulcan Tech 6 12-27-2009 09:07 AM
oil pressure problem again :/ mb128 3.0 Vulcan Tech 8 11-17-2009 10:12 PM
Intermittent Oil Pressure bbowler 4-Cylinder Tech 1 08-15-2009 05:00 AM