2002 Ford Explorer V8 Oil Temp Issue

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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?  

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Look for loose connections.

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