Oil Gauge

Discussion in '1998 - 2011 Ford Ranger' started by jmicko, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. jmicko

    jmicko New Member

    Hey everyone.

    So I just started having a issue with my oil gauge. When my truck is idling or at a stop with the brakes on my oil gauge starts to flicker back and fourth rapidly and the "check gauge" indicator comes on.

    Hope everyone had a great Christmas!
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  3. bobkyle2

    bobkyle2 !! BAMF !!

    i would put a mechanical gauge on it to see if it is actually loseing oil pressure.... if its not... i would say the oil sending unit is bad... you could just pick up a new sending unit... there only around 15 bucks
  4. Oley

    Oley New Member

    Mine did the same thing... Except driving down freeway, Oil gage went up and down rapidly then went to 0, engine valve train started to make noize, pulled over and had it towed.

    What did you fine out jmico?

  5. Black mamba

    Black mamba The mannnn

    Oley, yours sounds like your pump stopes working or the syncro went bad on ya.. Just hope you caught it in time and the internals of your engine are ok :/
  6. Oley

    Oley New Member

    If the Syncro went bad wouldn't the engine stop? Computer would not know where the cam is.
    This is the second time this has happened. First time was at 37k and Ford covered an engine replacment becasue my daughtor drove until it locked up.
    This time my son was driving and he shut it down before it locked up. I have been reading and trying to find out how to test the Oil Pump with out any success. Red a lot about the Cam Syncro and with 180K on it now I am sure it is going bad.
    Would like to get this fixed.
    Any advice would be welcome.
  7. Black mamba

    Black mamba The mannnn

    Any info on the vehicle would help
  8. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

  9. Oley

    Oley New Member

    tried to use the links above and go to userCP but info did not take.

    99 Ranger 4x4 Auto 3.0 180k on it.
  10. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    Did you click save at the bottom of the page?
  11. Oley

    Oley New Member

    You mean there is a Save Button at the bottom of the page???
    LOL... Yes I did.

    I have my listing in my garage but it does not post with my thread entries. I do not have a photo.
  12. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    You'll have to try it again, I havent heard anyone else having a problem.

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