loss of oil pressure on Ford Explorer

Average mileage: 151,247 (251–253,000)
Engines affected: 3.5L V6, 4.0L V6, 4.0L V6 SOHC, 4.6L V8
14 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012
40 people reported this problem
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1999 Ford Explorer - 4.0L V6 155,000 mi,
Oil pressure gauge bouncing around then goes to 0. As it does this, a clacking sound appears.
lost oil pressure while driving engine was full of oil and no leaks. pulled motor to take a look at the oil pump and drive (and to check bearings after loosing pressure) every thing looked new so went to top side of engine and pulled out oil pump drive which installs were the distributer belongs and drives off the jackshaft (camshaft) to run the oil pump. when i removed the oil pump drive it was as plain as day the gear had worn into the housing 3/4 inch until it disconnected from oil pump drive. thought it might be usefull no one i talked to had heard of it
Driving down the road and the oil pressure went out I got it home and I let it cool off and started it back up it had oil pressure until it warmed up and then it had no oil pressure
2005 Ford Explorer - 4.0L V6 173,000 mi,
Got a oil change and when I got home, my dash board said loss of oil pressure
My 97 Explorer was running okay when I stopped by a store. When I started it to go home it started to make a noise like a diesel and the oil pressure needle started to flicker back and forth between the low pressure and half way to the high pressure and eventually just quit working and the noise got louder. I put oil in it, but there was no change in the sound that the engine was making. What should I look for?
2005 Ford Explorer - 4.0L V6 72,368 mi,
Loss of oil pressure guage on also check guage light started to drive it and runs noisy and loud...garage said the bottoms out....real nice..
2006 Ford Explorer 196,000 mi,
oil warning light comes on at idle speed
2000 Ford Explorer 245,764 mi,
Guage goes nuts at idle I gear but pressure reads fine when driving
2005 Ford Explorer 130,000 mi,
While driving, the cars "Information center" first displayed Low oil pressure check gauge, then engine check and batt gauge came on at which time engine shut down, immediately, "probably a designed engine failsafe" this could be dangerous to in-experienced drivers because of the loss of power steering, its difficult to steer the car, so I coasted down and shut the key off and back on again started it, and made it home alright, this happened once before as well I checked the oil and it was low 2 quarts.
2005 Ford Explorer 253,000 mi,
oil pressure gauge reading low
1999 Ford Explorer - 4.0L V6 SOHC 178,000 mi,
I was driving and out of no where when i came to a read light i stopped and the oil pressure gauge started to bounce and at the same time it started to sound like a deisal then the truck shut off
2011 Ford Explorer 82,000 mi,
I got a 2011 Ford Explorer XLT and it says low pressure service already have the oil changed and its doing the same thing I got some engine light codes p0102 p2197 p2195 c.1600 v0 401
2001 Ford Explorer 251 mi,
lost of oil pressure car will not start
2002 Ford Explorer 168,000 mi,
Loss of oil pressure when engine warms to operating temp. No noises
Car died on highway got a jump realized no oil on dip stick. Towed it home put 3 quorts of oil in started it now makin a clicking sound
2000 Ford Explorer 175,000 mi,
My car has been missing for awhile not idling gd & cut off at stop my oil pressure gauge is out now!
2012 Ford Explorer - 4.0L V6 SOHC
I wanted to share my story in hopes of saving someone else the trouble we had. While driving to the beach (200 miles from home) my gas meter showed 12 miles. This car has always been extremely accurate. I was pulling off the exit to get gas and I lost the gas pedal and began to lose speed. My loss of oil pressure light started flashing in red and the oil light came on. My first thought was the oil change we had the evening before we left on our trip. The car gentle glides to a stop and I turned it off. We checked the oil, again expecting them to have left the filter loose or something but it's perfectly fine. No sign of a leak...and dip stick reads full. It has the push button start...it will not do anything. We unhook the battery thinking the system may need to reset ( a sensor or somthing)...nothing. So we call a tow truck. We travel 20 miles to the closest dealership where we wait 2 hours and racked up a $225 bill to tell us it was out of gas. It never spit or sputtered just glided to a stop...gave us oil pressure warnings which scared us thinking it was a serious problem. We actually walked to the service station I was headed to for gas and got coffee while we waited for the tow. I have been on 0 miles before when I pulled into to station and after 2 years never questioned the gas gage accuracy. Lesson learned and if you find this story..try a little gas before you call the tow trucks!!
Same problame as the 97 exploror same make & model. Except I put 1/2 seafoam in vac.1/2 in empty tank then filled & with in min the car started KNOCKING.POPING obviously smoking due to seafoam cleaning except it never made it home.started it cold ran great till it got up to normal heating / running temp then same thing.rough running KNOCKING smoking in engine compartment. Looks like the seafoam advanced a problame with my driver's side head.any feedback plz
2001 Ford Explorer 232,000 mi,
My explorer sport has 0 oil pressure at idle and a ticking noise, but has plenty of pressure while driving.
1998 Ford Explorer 164,360 mi,
Gotta check gauge light turned on oil pressure gauge stays below low-level never moved. On the way to work 30 minute drive no problems comma went to lunch and back 5 minute drive. Halfway home starts making loud chattering noises started showing a battery light andengine wanted to die down. Haven't fix the problem don't know what it is.