When I push in my clutch my oil pressure drops to almost nothing on 1997 Ford Ranger

With it sitting idle oil gauge jumps up and down

by in Spiro, OK on August 22, 2013
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3 answers
ANSWER by , August 23, 2013
could be a faulty guage, oil pressure sensor, low oil level or wiring issue..
ANSWER by , August 23, 2013
Agree with above, check oil level first. Just remember... You have a gauge but the sender is actually a switch, just on and off. The gauge is either up or down on this vehicle it does not reflect actual pressure changes (why Ford did this I don't know). If the oil level is OK I would have the oil pressure tested by someone.
ANSWER by , August 23, 2013