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Oil pressure gauge reads zero

When I start the ranger on cold mornings the oil pressure gauge shows zero for about 5 to 10 minutes. I want to replace the sending unit but can't find it. Pictures would help.

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THE SENDING UNIT WILL BE LOCATED DOWN BY THE OIL FILTER. YOU PROBABLY HAVE AN ELECTRIC PRESSURE SENSOR. THERE WILL BE ONE WIRE CONNECTED TO IT. THE OIL PRESSURE IS USUALLY BY THE OIL FILTER AS THIS IS WHERE THE PRESSURE IS GENERATED FROM THE OIL PUMP. THEY CAN BE HARD TO ACCESS ON SOME ENGINES DUE TO LACK OF SPACE. HERE IS ANOTHER TIP. INVEST IN AN OIL PRESSURE SENSOR SOCKET. THEY ARE A SPECIALTY TOOL AND CAN SAVE YOU SOME TIME IF YOU ARE NOT MECHANICALLY INCLINED. GOOD LUCK

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