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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-03-2006, 01:39 AM Thread Starter
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wow, need help, asap.... please

well.. as you all probably know, my car has 83k miles on it now.. it's had a problem with the whole shutting off thing, so i havent been driving it. i keep replacing things.. ect.. can't find the prob, but today i HAD to drive it to work.. and the ******* in front of me slammed his brakes, so i had to slam my break and make a hard right off into a parking lot to not hit him.. ( yes i was riding a little close , so maybe i'm the ******* ) but regardless, when i turned right while hitting the brakes my oil pressure gauage literally went all the way down.. ( check gauges light came on ) and then went right back out... what could this be? it did it again when i was on the way home. and when i started the car it kinda made a knocking noise? i'm gonna make a video of me starting the car and post it on here asap... please get back to me with any ideas...

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how is your oil level?---if my car is more than 1qt low, it will do this if I brake hard. Light comes on and the meter drops to zero for a few seconds.
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the oil level is normal

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-03-2006, 12:05 PM
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If the oil level is normal, try cleaning the oil sender connector. If the problem persists, the sender may be faulty.

I usually clean the connector 'stem' with a shot of brake part cleaner, then again with electrical parts cleaner, drying it with a shop towel. The connector 'socket' is cleaned similarly, using a cotton swab to clean the inside of the socket.
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where is the oil sender unit ? where is it located.

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http://www.tccoa.com/articles/engine/oilsender.html

Currently In the Short Bus Garage:
2 - '94 T-bird LX's 4.6L (one with 300,000+ miles and one with 200,000+ miles)
1 - '97 Mark VIII LSC - INTECH V8 (120,000+ miles)
1 - '97 F150 XLT 4x4 Flareside, 4.6L (130,000+ miles) - Currently being dismantled and rebuilt with upgrades!
1 - '00 Mustang GT (likes to accelerate with the brake on!), 4.6L (60,000+ miles - only comes out when I need to get somewhere fast.)

oh yeah, and they all have 4R70W's
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This thread has two good photgraphs of it (thanks to Al Florida). In the first photo, you can see the 'stem' rather well; in the second photo, you can see the red connector 'socket':

http://forums.tccoa.com/showthread.php?t=75977
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