2001 Ford F-150 Oil temp light

Tiny
ERJOE2004
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  • 2001 FORD F-150
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 165,555 MILES
I recently ran off the road due to the weather, the truck went over a large hump rather rough! Ha! Well anyway, I got it home, but everything sounded okay. The next morning I went to start it and I noticed the Oil Temp light came on and I have no oil pressure from the gauge. I checked the the oil and it's full, still no weird noise. I'm afraid to drive to work since I go almost thirty miles. Nothing seems out of the ordinary in the engine compartment. Except for the damages on the plastice part of the bumber. Guess the question is where are the sensors located? Thinking maybe they might have come loose or something.
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Monday, January 19th, 2009 AT 4:12 PM

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Tiny
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The oil sending unit should be located near the oil filter.

Let me know if you find it.

Joe
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Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 AT 10:51 AM
Tiny
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Yaah! I found it! And yep it is snapped off, but I cannot locate where it goes :( pretty tight squeeze around there. Ha! Thanks for your help with the location.
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Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 AT 11:40 AM
Tiny
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It sounds like that is the problem. Let me know if everything works when you get it back together.

Joe
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Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 AT 3:26 PM
Tiny
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I can't seem to locate the area. I called a repair shop to see how much they would charge to install it in for. I don't think I have the knowledge. The wire has half of the sensor in it, so I don't know how to get the other piece out. Tapps? Hmm. I just need to find where it plugs in. Thanks again for the comments. Helps to know that someone out to chat to. Ha!
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Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 AT 4:09 PM
Tiny
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Hi:
Here is a picture of what you are looking for. It should be near the oil filter. If you still can't find it let me know the engine size. If it's a 5.4, I'll look on my own truck.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/249084_wl2ps407003_1.jpg



It's an eight dollar part.

Joe
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Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 AT 4:54 PM
Tiny
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Thanks! Ill check again with some a mission this time! Ha! Those repair shops never called back! Turkeys! Ha! I gotta work tonight, if I don't fix it will the truck run ok with it out?
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Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 AT 10:37 AM
Tiny
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The truck should be fine. Just make sure to pay attention to the engine for knocking or ticking that could indicate there is a pressure problem. Other than that, you should have no problem.

Joe
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Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 AT 1:25 PM
Tiny
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Alright! Thanks again for all your help! Well I was able to get it to the shop. $75. Labor. Part was $16. He said that I was lucky that the part broke off where it did cuz it would've leaked the oil from the engine. Boy when payday comes I'm surely gonna donate some $'s for ya. Thanks for you help!
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Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 AT 2:02 PM
Tiny
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I'm just really glad you got it fixed. If you have questions in the future, let us know.

Joe
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Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 AT 2:07 PM

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