oil - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource

4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech General discussion of 4.0L OHV and SOHC V6 Ford Ranger engines.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-27-2008
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Meshoppen,PA
Posts: 4

the last couple of days, after i stop at a red light, the oil pressure gauge goes nuts unless i keep the rpm's up. it also does it when the vehicle is idling in gear but as soon as i put it in park or neutral, it stays normal. if anyone has any ideas or solutions would be greatly appricated. thanks for your time.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008
whippersnapper02's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posts: 7,415
First check the oil.

It could be a bad oil pressure sender.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008
Redrocket's Avatar
iTrader: (6)
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Waynesville n.c
Posts: 1,993
its prob the sending unit going out
Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008
meemooer's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Brunswick, Ohio
Posts: 336
or high mileage on the motor and once the engine warms up the gaps in the bearings and rings or whatnot open up some the the viscosity of the oil isn't enough to cover the gap, so you could potentially have a loss in oil pressure.
At least thats what i keep telling myself with mine
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2008
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Meshoppen,PA
Posts: 4
i have replaced the sending unit about 20,000 miles ago. it seems only to do it if i come to a stop from a high rate of speed.
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oil leaks, oil pan...front cover? optikal illushun 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 6 05-09-2010 02:44 PM
oil and oil filters. rangerdan01 General Technical & Electrical 1 12-30-2007 11:07 AM
question about oil and oil filters skyway0018746 Oil & Lubrication 58 12-02-2007 06:50 PM
All these questions about Synthetic oil......What about the oil filter? lifted97ranger General Ford Ranger Discussion 36 04-09-2007 02:20 PM
The best oil and oil filter bmxrider379 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 29 08-20-2006 02:10 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:03 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.