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Old 12-27-2005, 11:47 AM
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I have a 2002 Wrangler 6 cyl, about 97,000. lately I've noticed that my oil pressure guage is indicating 80psi! normally it's been about 45-50. the engine sounds the same and oil level is fine. I'll pull over wait less than a minute fire it back up and the pressure returns to 45-50. any ideas?
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Old 12-27-2005, 12:44 PM   #2
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Possibly a bad ground for your oil pressure gauge. I would start with the ground or sending unit for your gauge if shutting the vehicle off gets it to operate normally.

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I was so ready to say Spun Bearing until you said it returns to normal... I"ll have to go along with the bad Ground Check the wires to the gauge..
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Yeah, if the engine is fine and not heating up or operating differently then more than likely your sending unit is going bad. Cheap part and easy and quick to replace.
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