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Gage reading low oil pressure.

Discussion in '1994-2004 V6 Mustang Tech' started by 04Mike, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. 04Mike

    04Mike New Member

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    So I recently purchased a 2004 mustang v6. I noticed the have was reading low oil pressure and really doesn't fluctuate during acceleration. I would check the oil after driving and the oil level is exactly where is should be. Also I have no CEL. Is this something I would worry about?. I'm thinking it's probably a bad sensor.
     
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    six gun Active Member

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    Likely a sensor, less likely but possible the gauge itself. 99-04 cars have a very pointless oil pressure gauge anyway - they dont fluctuate while running. They either read nothing, or anytime it reads pressure above 6psi I think, it goes to one and only one position and that's a shade above the halfway mark. Well, my 99 works that way anyway.
     
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    Thank you for the info!. Yea I was thinking Gage or cluster.
     
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    250K miles: Reads half way. New engine: Reads just a HAIR beyond half way. Oil pressure should drop when it fully warms up. My needle has never fluctuated, it is just one oil pressure reading. These gauges aren't worth paying attention to. Check cold and hot pressure with a mechanical gauge and either rest well or investigate the underlying issue. The gauge reading would bother me as well, so I would start with replacing oil pressure sender.