Good luck with your new Explorer and happy motoring. I even stopped for oil and a sieve. This time, even with turning the blower off, it came on everytime it was at idle. Peter If you transmission was in 'D', you don't have to push the brake to shift to 'N'. Loose or corroded and old weak batteries can cause all kinds of electrical issues on these vehicles nowdays. I can fish it in there and see if it pulls out any chunks of sludge. I left vehicle for a few hours and tried again and it ran normally.
Please let us know if your dealer solves the problem. Hope the next time it happens there will be no accident. Blogs on this subject indicate otherwise, frankly I am now a little unsure about my vehicle. Have you had this vehicle since new?? Fortunately, I have been going slow in very little traffic at the time and was able to coast to the side of the road. I was lucky as I was able to pull to the side of the road to wait for help.
Have you run into issues with the filter in the past that made you suggest it? The only thing I don't understand is why its intermittent? I guess I somehow got a filter with trouble. When I came to a complete stop, it stayed lit. Welcome to the Forum eziegelmaier. Less if you shop around. I'm just comparing this to my old jeep with a carb.
When I picked the car up from the shop the light was flickering at idle and I sat there in my driveway fiddling with the throttle. Your experience is exactly what I feared might happen to me before my car was finally repaired. I have a 2013 Explorer, it has 60000 miles. The only way to resolve is to drive it directly to the dealer when it happens - this is what they told me. That signal is either grounded by the switch when the pressure is low, turning on the light, or it's not when the pressure is good. Blogs on this subject indicate otherwise, frankly I am now a little unsure about my vehicle.
He said he wants to do the oil-pressure check to figure out if it is just because of a bad sensor switch or the engine wearing out. But the indicator lights stayed the same. Dealership said to bad not under warranty. Tried turning it back on, it turns over, gets to 2000 rpm, then shuts off again. He usually tells me about Anything that concerns him.
I let it sit another 45 minutes, but this time when I drove it, the light was more intermittent and then was constant. The only thing I did was to remove it and dump the contents through a sieve to see if I had anything in the oil. Sounds to me like a computer problem but Ford cannot figure it out. I turned off the ignition again and this time waited for 5 minutes. When I had it running in the garage for half an hour with a tester on it, it never came on and the lowest the pressure got was 18psi.
They now know what the problem is and I am keeping a positive attitude that the problem will not reoccur! I put 4 quarts in and it was fine, the next day it came on again and I got an oil change. Welcome to the site, Roland. There is a brief mention and discription in your manual. I used to love my Edge, but now I don't trust it. Sher100 answered 4 years ago To jsteaveson: I am so glad that you did not have a major accident. Engine is as powerful and responsive as ever. I changed my oil once and had the same problem.
And is driving this, my all time favorite car, with possibly too much oil do further damage? Not sure why the pedal couldn't be pushed down in either situation. I restarted the engine and it worked as if nothing went wrong. What kind of oil filter do you use, was it also switched to a different brand? I have a 2013 Explorer, it has 60000 miles. I'm not even certain of what I need, so maybe I can get some help here. I am thinking since this all started when you did the oil and filter change you have a oil fliter giving you problems, hopefully a new filter will cure the problem.
But if it was the oil pump, wouldn't I have more issues with low pressure when the car first starts up and the oil is thicker? Luckily its on the top of the engine. I haven't heard him mention the problem anymore. This adaptor has I believe 5 ports to hook up oil gauges. Thought I was good but two days later the light is back. We figured we would try the simple things first. I didn't think about that when I was going to just use the tester as the gauge.