FATAL SAFE MODE LOW OIL PRESSURE

  • Tiny
  • Mariethompd
  • 2005 FORD EXPLORER

Cut off came up fatal safe mode low oil pressure has good oil level hooked to computer no codes came up checked pressure on oil pump over 200. What could it be? Changed sending sensor not sure what else to check.

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Friday, August 30th, 2013 AT 8:08 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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If you have 200 lbs of oil pressure, I can't believe the oil filter hasn't ruptured. If that is the case, the relief valve, which is built into the oil pump, must not be working.

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Friday, August 30th, 2013 AT 8:41 PM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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I just reviewed your post. Is the pressure low or extremely high? If it is 200 lbs, that is EXTREMELY high. Let me know. Also, let me know if you checked pressure with a mechanical gauge.

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Friday, August 30th, 2013 AT 8:43 PM
  • Tiny
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He said it is with a mechanical gauge maybe the pump valve is stopped up.

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Saturday, August 31st, 2013 AT 7:41 AM
  • Tiny
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Can the valve be changed or would it be best to just change the oil pump.

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Saturday, August 31st, 2013 AT 7:43 AM
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With labor, it would cost more to replace the valve. I would recommend replacing the pump. By the way, is the pressure that high? If so, check the oil filter to make sure it isn't damaged or leaking.

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Saturday, August 31st, 2013 AT 7:06 PM

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