Oil problem with 1996 Thunderbird

Tiny
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  • 1996 FORD THUNDERBIRD
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC

I have a 1996 Ford Thunderbird with 6 cyl and automatic trans. I drive this car and after awhile I have a problem with the oil. After it gets hot and I come to a stop, the oil gage drops to zero. If I put the car in neutral it goes back up an all is normal. It does not happen right away, only after I drive for awhile and come to a stop. I changed the oil thinking that the oil may have had trash in the oil filter screen is getting clogged up.

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Thursday, January 27th, 2011 AT 7:53 PM

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Tiny
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Check the oil pressure with a mechanical gauge, if normal replace the oil pressure switch. If abnormal could mean oil pump and engine bearings

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Thursday, January 27th, 2011 AT 8:14 PM
Tiny
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Do I check the oil pressure on all 6 cyl or will only work?

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Thursday, January 27th, 2011 AT 8:16 PM
Tiny
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Can you tell me of a site that I can use to get location of switch?

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Thursday, January 27th, 2011 AT 8:23 PM
Tiny
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Engine Oil Pressure Switch (3.8L)On lower left front of engine. See
Engine Oil Pressure Switch (4.6L)On lower left front of engine

3.8 is at no.15 1st pic

4.6 is at no.25 2nd pic

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Monday, January 31st, 2011 AT 10:07 AM

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