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Engine stalled: "Low oil pressure"

Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2019 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by wazdog, March 7, 2013.

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      experience this last time i was refueling with the engine running. low pressure warning then it went to Limp mode. so i turn off then start again, its back to normal. i dont know if the gas pressure is associated with this as the gas tank is open and engine is running. i checked the oil level the next morning and its fine.
       
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      How many miles on your vehicle? No connection between fueling and low oil pressure. However idling for an extended could result in low oil pressure if the engine is showing internal wear.
       
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      That's not allowed up here. I've seen attendants at self serve stations shut off the pump from inside on people doing so. Safety issue.
      The issue (limp mode) you described could very well have to do with having the filler flap being open since that could result in a code being set as well. There have been posts about similar issues due to problems with the filler tube system.

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      I got the "low oil pressure" warning light. Checked oil for proper level, fired up my OBD2 sensor and Torque app on my phone just in case. All was good. Drove it for a bit and noticed no temp rise or anything else abnormal other than the light.

      Replaced the oil pressure sensor near the oil filter and we were back in business. Local o'Reilly had them in stock.

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      My Explorer shut off ( loss power/ would not accelerate) one day as I was driving to work and it was only about 3 years old. The code was red and displayed low engine oil pressure. I had it towed to a mechanic and they were unable find any problems. Almost TWO YEARS later the same exact thing happened. I had it towed to AAA and they were unable to find any problems. HOWEVER 6 months after that instance I took it to ford was told I need a new transmission due to internal damage. I’m highly convinced this is a manufacturing issue.
       
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      I fail to see the connection between (apparently false) engine low oil pressure warning and a transmission failure, but, alas, I've never claimed to be very smart....
       
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      Welcome to the Forum Ashley.:wave:
      Did the dealer tell you that the previous 'stalling' issues were due to the issue with the transmission? I'm not experienced in transmissions but find it strange that if they did link the 2 issues that you would be able to drive 2+ years with a bad transmission. Perhaps the issues are not related. In any case, it would seem that you are likely over the 5 year, 60K mile warranty. There have been very few posts here about transmission failures.
      2013 Explorer Requires New Transmission
      2013 Ford Explorer Transmission Failure at 70k

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      Hi Peter,
      Thanks for your response.
      The issues were not linked together by a mechanic
      However, I find difficult to believe the issues from the beginning did not lead to damaging the transmission.
       
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      I am sorry but a failure on a 5 1/2 year old vehicle is not a manufacturing issue. Low oil pressure is typically the sensor that can be changed out and fix the false warning.

      The low oil pressure warning has zero to do with a transmission.
       
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      Based on?
       

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