Question about Ford Explorer Sport
My oil pressure gauge dropped to low, ocassionally on the trip home it would jump back up. When I stopped (less than 10 miles) it smelled like oil burning. Is that my oil pump?
No that is not the pump that you smell. You need to have a test gauge hooked up to verify that you have good oil pressure, if it is ok then replace the sending unit for the oil pressure gauge.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
First have your oil level checked and make sure that it is at the right level. If not that's your problem, if your level is good you may have a bad oil pressure switch. This can be checked by using a oil pressure guage. If switch is bad replace and solve the problem. However if your vehicle has alot of wear and tear on he engine and you were using 20w-50 oil and it was replaced with 5w-30 that oil may be too "light" for the vehicle and you would get a low oil pressure reading. Good Luck
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
Hello, let's see what you need.
Yes, the pump can go out that fast.
Do not start your engine. Go out and check the oil. If you have plenty of oil you will need to tow it to a shop. If your out of oil check the the drain plug on the oil pan and check the oil filter.
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
An oil pressure sending unit is really not an expensive item nor difficut to change . Probably the answer , sending units faulter frequently. Hope this helps
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
Change the oil! The 318Cu in V8 (5.2 liter) engine has a problem with sludge build up on the oil pump pickup tube screen. This engine requires oil changes at or before 3500 miles with a high detergent oil.
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
SOURCE: OIL GAUGE GOES DOWN AT STOPS
I had the same problem with my 97 Wrangler 4.0..Change your antifreeze, replace with some new 50/50 mix...Also chanke your oil, replace the filter with a mopar filter and use stratght 30 weight motor oil...Solved my problem
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
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