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Old 05-27-2006
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this is strange...

ok sometimes after a long trip - my oil temp guage will go nutz-o on me - like eraticly jumping around. i have plenty of oil, thats not the problem. just dont understand why. it does it periodically - and sometimes when it does that and im coming to a stop it feels like it wants to die on me... no bueno.

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its on an 02 ranger edge 3.0 v6 reg cab....


HELP! pweeease
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A sticking IAC may be causing the low idle problem. Cleaning it may fix it but replacement is a more likely solution.

If the idle is low enough, it can let the oil pressure drop to the point that the oil pressure sending switch will open. When that happens, the gauge will drop to zero or jump between zero and midscale.

The sending switch itself is not too reliable and this may be an early symptom that it too is on its way out.
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sounds like fun to me! im up for just about anything... i might tryin cleanin it for now. gimme somethin to do tomorrow... now... ive never done this before - any pointers?
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dont screw up
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I use non-chlorinated brake cleaner. Spray a bunch in there, let it dry, and replace it. I found that mine had some crap in there even after cleaning it so a q-tip fixed that up. Seems when I was running my K&N, a bunch of oil must have migrated to it.


Cleaning your MAFS w/ some electrical contact cleaner made by CRC can't hurt either.
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thanks aaron - BIG HELP! lol


nicholas - what is MAFS?
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Mass Air Flow Sensor, the sensor mounted on your air box.
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also known simply as MAF :-D The S isn't important. See! I'm helpful!

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"Mass Air Flow"? I thought it was a "mass air flow sensor"
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I'm jus sayin it's refered to as the MAF, most people wouldn't recognize MAFS, which sounds different. There's also MAP, IAC, which would both have "s" on the end.

Tomato tomoto!

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awesome! gives me a project to do on my day off... when ever that may be... im stuck working on memorial day... that blows.

thanks guys u've been a great help!
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awesome! gives me a project to do on my day off... when ever that may be... im stuck working on memorial day... that blows.

thanks guys u've been a great help!
Double pay if you have a badass job! Every July 4th I get paid bank. I make 13 bucks an hour and get paid double(kinda holiday pay or something) so I make 26 bucks an hour x 10 hours of work = 260. Oh, and i dont go to work, i jus get paid for that day.

Nights are for moddin! Heated garage is the best.

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after work i dont wanna mess with my truck... garage is too small. as for pay... i get paid salary... which blows bc i dont get over time and i would have easily had 10+ hours of over time..... so damn*it!!
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thats sucks. now get that damn thing cleaned if ya havent already!
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aye aye captain... its raining again today and im not getting stuck out in it again... i was the official winner of the wet tshirt contest yesterday! i was the most drenched in the ENTIRE dealership... im good today. lol.
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any pics......... lol
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Hmmmm............ women drivers!!!!! hahahahahaa I'm just ****in with you!
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look here andy!! ur a meanie!! lol - i noticed it again last night - i was doin 85-90 about 90% of the way to humble last night - and by the time i got to 1960 it was bouncing like crazy... and i dont get a day off this week and i have plans all this weekend..... mmmm? i need a big strong man to come do it for me!! lol
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