i have a 94 ford ranger 3.0 4x4 manual trans. was working perfect now all of a sudden went to intermitent oil pressure, then quickly to no pressure and now clacety clacking at top of motor at valve covers. all things lead to remove oil pan and look though concensus is clooged screen or bad pump. At $1100 to have pan taken off (because motor must be pulled) any ideas to try to clean screen through drain plug hole or some dissolving agent? All the fluids are perfect in color and level. No smoke, idle is perfect, no lights. Just no pressure and noisy valves. And how do you know if it's the pump itself? any specific noises, dash lights etc? Was thinking of draining, inserting coathanger type wire to try to unclog screen for any improvement. If get improvement then would pay to have done. But to pay so much just to look is very dissapointing. Any %26quot;cheap cheat%26quot; idea out there to try. Oil changed 1-2- months ago with 5-30wFord ranger 3.0 how to unclog oil screen without pan removal?
If you have changed your oil on a regular basis, it is very unlikely that it's clogged. running the engine without oil will ruin it VERY quickly. you can do this to clean everything (although I don't like running the engine without oil). put two quarts of transmission fluid in engine then fill it up with oil (any kind) run for 10 minutes. then drain and refill with your regular oil. that will clean the pump. in the old days this is how we would clean the shellac and varnish out of engine and the gunk (before the advent of cleaners in oil) if it still clatters then your pump is bad-have it fixed-trade it off-something cause it won't last long.Ford ranger 3.0 how to unclog oil screen without pan removal?
it might be your oil pressure sending unit,try that first,you might be hearing things that were already there,if your oil pump is shot you need a whole new motor( probably)Ford ranger 3.0 how to unclog oil screen without pan removal?
If you need to unclog your oil screen = = YOU HAVE MORE PROBLEMS than just a clogged oil screen!Ford ranger 3.0 how to unclog oil screen without pan removal?
if your looking for a quick fix don't the pressure regulator detent ball is stuck. do like others say and have the oil pump replaced or ruin the motor. double check with a Chilton manual because i believe that you can unbolt the engine mounts to raise the motor to get the oil pan off.Ford ranger 3.0 how to unclog oil screen without pan removal?
You might as well pull the engine and put another one in since you kept running it after the oil pressure started going and probably trashed it.