2002 Ford Explorer V8 Oil Temp Issue

15

Asked by Sep 22, 2016 at 11:56 AM about the 2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My Oil Temp gauge will suddenly spike and the Low Oil light comes on. Oil
level and pressure are fine. Turn the engine off for a minute or two, and it
reads fine when restarted. May happen again a mile down the road or
sometime next week. No other symptoms; engine sounds fine, doesn't feel
abnormally hot, no smoking oil on the dipstick. Had my oil changed a
couple of weeks ago. Could they have affected the sensor?  

1 Answer

20,025

Look for loose connections.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Ford Explorer Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    11,060
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,400
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    2,560
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
867 Great Deals out of 70,548 listings starting at $700
Used Ford Expedition
358 Great Deals out of 18,263 listings starting at $1,989
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
732 Great Deals out of 41,715 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-150
2,578 Great Deals out of 199,175 listings starting at $1,300
Used Dodge Durango
270 Great Deals out of 22,949 listings starting at $895
Used Toyota Highlander
472 Great Deals out of 31,576 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Escape
1,049 Great Deals out of 95,774 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Pilot
515 Great Deals out of 36,594 listings starting at $500
Used Toyota 4Runner
275 Great Deals out of 23,483 listings starting at $2,300
Used Nissan Pathfinder
371 Great Deals out of 26,956 listings starting at $1,500
Used GMC Yukon
473 Great Deals out of 22,325 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
56 Great Deals out of 1,823 listings starting at $1,990

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Explorer For Sale
537 listings starting at $32,363
2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
90 Great Deals out of 42,268 listings starting at $19,650
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
98 Great Deals out of 3,941 listings starting at $14,989
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
291 Great Deals out of 6,779 listings starting at $11,199
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
218 Great Deals out of 4,963 listings starting at $8,979

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.