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Old 09-25-2013, 02:27 AM   #1
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Cool Looking for help.

Hey guys i keep having this problem with the oil light flickering after my focus has been driving for more than 30 min and act like it wants to stall. It specifically happens when I'm coming to a stop without keeping it in gear and coasting to a stop in neutral. It also flickers when turning the steering wheel almost all the way over. I did figure out that if i keep the rpms up the light doesn't flicker on. I've checked for any codes on the scan tools but nothing shows for it.

Any body have the same problem or know how to fix it?

thanks for the input
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:19 AM   #2
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Check the oil pressure with a mechanical gauge, sounds more like a ground wire problem on engine check the main one and all little grounds and wiring near high heat like exhaust. Good luck
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I think I would have to agree with Seminoles. I've done a lot of searching through this forum and oil pump failure isn't a common issue. But bad grounds most definitely are. The only thing that would lead me to think oil pump is that if it is failing, under high rpm's it is functioning well enough but the pressure is getting too low at idle to keep up with demand. After you check the grounds, if nothing stands out, any shop can check your oil pressure fairly easily and cheap-ily.
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thanks for responding ill see if i can find all ground wires. by any chance does someone have a wiring duagram to help me in my search thank you
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The problem could be wiring but the symptoms you describe are classic for excessive bearing clearances. I would check the oil pressure with a mechanical gauge (let it run until fully warm) ASAP. Continuing to drive the car if this is the problem gets very expensive fast. I assume you have checked the oil level?

If the mechanical gauge says your oil pressure is fine then go the electrical route.
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'I did figure out that if i keep the rpms up the light doesn't flicker on.'

Could also easily be that engine just not idling right, common on these. The light flickers on when the rpm jiggles low enough, the engine is trying to die.

The thirty minute thing could lend itself to the worn bearings idea, if it shows up then. How many miles on motor and has it been banged on?

If using the standard 5-20 oil, going up to say straight 40 won't hurt just for a test, and if the problem improves then motor is worn. Or throw a bottle of STP in it to test.
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