2002 Ford Exp Check gauge light on cold start with oil pressure

Asked by Dec 29, 2014 at 09:05 AM about the 2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My exp starting showing check gauge light on cold start only about 3 times in last couple of weeks.  The needle on oil pressure finally comes up after a minute or two after starting.  Ive had the vehicle for 10 years.  Any ideals?

3 Answers


I am guessing coolant temperature sensor.

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Or the pressure in the engine may not be okay the oil or engine pressure sensor. If not then you may want to do a compression test to see if the pressure in the engine is good.

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I am a female and know nothing about engines. Can the coolant temp sensor and/or oil or engine pressure sensor be tested easily?

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