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1996 Explorer 4wd sport - oil pressure

Just had the oil changed last week, today the oil gauge is an L. The oil level is fine. Any ideas?

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    did they use the correct weight of oil?

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I would use 10W-30W, but that should not make the oil pressure read low, have the oil pressure checked with a mechanical test guage, if it tests within normal range then start by replacing the oil pressure sending unit.

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