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Old 10-13-2010
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2001 ford ranger oil pressure guage

My oil pressure guage needle is on the wrong side of the stop pin. Tried changing the sending unit, no luck. Any ideas?
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You'll have to disassemble the gauge cluster to move the needle to the other side of the pin.
Also be aware that these are "dummy" oil pressure gauges.
The sending unit is a 'switch' that triggers at 6-8 psi.The gauge is set at the factory to always read in the middle of the range , whether you have 8 psi or 30 psi of oil pressure.
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Thanks for the advice. Looks like I have to attempt my first ever guage cluster disassembly. I wonder how something like that happens?
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when I turn my key on, but not the truck, mine goes to half, then when I start it, it goes all the way to the top lol. I got sick of tearing it apart, its not a big deal lol.
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I got tired pretty quick of removing the cluster to fix mine. Last time I made another stop pin from a small nail cut to the same length as the lower stop pin and glued it just above the H point on the gauge. It doesn't go the other side now when it starts jumping around. Also painted it black with a small brush and some model paint. Can't even see it unless you are looking for it and looks like it came that way from Ford.

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I got tired pretty quick of removing the cluster to fix mine. Last time I made another stop pin from a small nail cut to the same length as the lower stop pin and glued it just above the H point on the gauge. It doesn't go the other side now when it starts jumping around. Also painted it black with a small brush and some model paint. Can't even see it unless you are looking for it and looks like it came that way from Ford.

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Now thats a damn good idea!
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Thanks for the info.
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Just finished the job. If there is a next time, I will do your sweet little trick. Thanks.
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I figured I would add a pic to show the results. I used just a tiny drop of crazy glue on the head of the nail and let it dry overnight just to be sure.

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I also have the jumping oil pressure gauge.I have not changed the sending unit.I see from other posts that this may not solve the problem.When my needle went all the away around I did discover I could move it back to the original position with some strong small magnets though.This does not solve the problem but avoids removing the cluster anyway.Is there a definite fix for this problem?I temporarily solved the 10 amp fuse blowing issue by disconnecting the overdrive connection under the dash.Ford has some issues that are weird.
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lol. i saw this and i had to post when i start up my truck in the morning the gauge stays down and when you start going the thing bounces around like crazy until it fully warmed up. but it doesnt go all the way around likethe posts above. and sometimes i'll be driving and it wont be where its supoose to be. you hit he gas and it acts like a boost gauge. i find it very funny
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op gauge

I jest put in a real gauge, the factory one is as good as an idiot light.
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oil pressure needle stuck low fix

I had this same thing happen after my oil pressure switch stopped working .
I replaced and it worked but hit the peg underneath .
this is how I fixed it in 15 minutes .

take out 2 7mm screws in radio cluster
pull that back some .
on the very left of radio cluster and very right of instrument cluster bezel notice gap.
if you pull the instrument bezel back slightly ( you will see one of those tabs )
look in towards gauge .
you will see a gap , I slide a piece of tie wire in and moved
pin over , took a few tries but it worked , 100% .
15 minutes later , done

the small gap is where the tab on clear cover attaches to instrument cluster .
easily slide some vinyl coated tie wire in .

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Is replacing the sending unit with a proper one a simple swap?
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THANKS. I'LL TRY THE MAGNET FIRST
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