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Um... yeah... hypothetical car question
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Melanie    Posted 07-15-2004 at 15:30:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
So, uh, apropos of nothing... really.... what could make a Jeep Cherokee's oil pressure gauge rocket all the way up to past the '80' mark, the highest number on the gauge?
If there was no pinging or bad smells or anything else, could it (this is all just hypothetical, mind you... really) just be a broken gauge?
((Crosses fingers and toes))

ARTinNY    Posted 07-16-2004 at 10:30:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sounds like a bad ground. Time to pull the cluster.

toolman    Posted 07-15-2004 at 15:37:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
a jeep huh , well best get your chevvie and ford manuals out to solve that problem,could be a gauge problem piecs of dirt or something going through it, bad sending unit, better high than low oil pressure it for a bit see if it starts working again ( tap on it with a big hammer only joking lol) if knot find your favorite backyard mechanic and get him or her to check it out for you.

Melanie    Posted 07-15-2004 at 15:41:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Someone here said something similar about the sending unit... see, here's my big question. Could it do something bad to the engine if I try to limp it home tonight after work? Like, blow up and crack the block, or something? I'd be trying to avoid hills and would be driving like a little old lady...

toolman    Posted 07-15-2004 at 15:45:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
no it is probably just your sending unit , maybe a gauge problem, if it was low or no oil pressure i wouldn,t drive it but being that high as soon as you turn the key to start it,s probably just what i said, there is oil in it right lol.sorry had to say your temp guage if it gets too hot real quick then shut it down, but i think it will be ok, you aren,t driving across the country are you ?haha

Melanie    Posted 07-15-2004 at 15:53:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nah, just about five, six miles... and when we checked the oil it's reading right... checked it three times and always came almost to full and well above the fill line. Going to give it a shot... and I can always just have it shot if it don't make it home. ;)

toolman    Posted 07-15-2004 at 16:02:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
don,t worry it will make it fine, im sure it,s just something simple , however please let us know if you make it ok and just in case im wrong, im not posting my email , so i can,t be traced sure it will be ok lol.

Oh, yeah    Posted 07-15-2004 at 15:33:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
...and what if it shot all the way up to past '80' the instant you turned the key?
Just wondering, you know.... :(

toolman    Posted 07-15-2004 at 15:40:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
in that case don,t worry about it, just electrical, after all you can,t expect everything to work now can you, oh btw if you find the backyarder send them on over to my place will youi got chebbie truck that is gonna get the big hammer right shortly here.

Melanie    Posted 07-15-2004 at 15:42:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, we know a guy here that can do this stuff, but unfortunately everyone else knows he can, too... so it's a wait and see type thing. :)

Clod    Posted 07-15-2004 at 15:36:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
My gues ia the guage system rather than the engine because the pump bypass would have to be stuck to get that high of a presure. Not a likely event..By the way.My Dodge van does 100 MPH in the driveway here.

toolman    Posted 07-15-2004 at 15:41:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
them dodges were alway fast clod.

Melanie    Posted 07-15-2004 at 15:37:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good Lord, man!!! You thought about NASCAR atall? ;)

Clod    Posted 07-15-2004 at 16:43:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
My engine was made in Checkolowsavakia. Every time I go on a trip a light comes on to remind me where the motor was made..It says >CHECK ENGINE!<

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