With it sitting idle oil gauge jumps up and down
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1997 Ford Ranger Question: When I push in my clutch my oil pressure drops to almost nothing
Answer #1Tbone1980 August 23, 2013, 01:03Journeyman
could be a faulty guage, oil pressure sensor, low oil level or wiring issue..
Answer #2Justin Case Automotive Repair, Inc. (67 Answers) , Homosassa, FL - (352) 432-0064Justin Case Auto August 23, 2013, 04:19Technician
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 #3Greg's Orange Auto (12947 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386globalhelper August 23, 2013, 06:03Master
AGREE WITH BOYH 1&2