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Ford Escape: Engine System - General Information / General Procedures - Oil Pressure Test

  1. NOTE: It is necessary to disconnect the battery to avoid setting any DTCs that could cause the PCM to command the oil pressure to other than what should be observed from a correctly operating system during the oil pressure test.

    Disconnect the battery ground cable.
    For additional information, refer to: Battery Disconnect and Connect (414-01 Battery, Mounting and Cables, General Procedures).
  1. Remove the EOP sensor. Refer to the appropriate 303-14 Electronic Engine Controls section.
  1. NOTE: The VDOP (variable displacement oil pump) solenoid and the EOP sensor must be connected and functional during the oil pressure test.

    Assemble the oil pressure adaptors as needed to the oil gallery port. Install the commercially available oil pressure gauge.
    • 1. M12x1.5 Male to 1/8 NPT Female adaptor
    • 2. 1/8 NPT Male to two 1/8 NPT Female T-fitting
    • 3. Commercially available oil pressure gauge
    • 4. 1/8 NPT Male to M12x1.5 Female adaptor
    • 5. Oil pressure sensor
  1. Connect the EOP sensor electrical connector.
  1. Connect the battery ground cable.
    For additional information, refer to: Battery Disconnect and Connect (414-01 Battery, Mounting and Cables, General Procedures).
  1. Run the engine until normal operating temperature is reached.
  1. Run the engine at the specified rpm and record the gauge reading.
  1. The oil pressure should be within specifications. Refer to the 303-01 specifications procedure for each engine for the acceptable oil pressure range and specific vehicle requirements.
  1. If the pressure is not within specification, check the following possible sources:

      Visual Inspection Chart


    Mechanical
    • Insufficient oil
    • Oil leakage
    • Worn or damaged oil pump
    • Oil pump screen cover and tube
    • Excessive main bearing clearance
    • Excessive connecting rod bearing clearance
    • Chain tensioner leak
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
    For additional information, refer to: Battery Disconnect and Connect (414-01 Battery, Mounting and Cables, General Procedures).
  1. Disconnect the EOP sensor electrical connector.
  1. Remove the commercially available oil pressure gauge. Remove the oil pressure adaptors.
  1. Install the EOP sensor. Refer to the appropriate 303-14 Electronic Engine Controls section.
  1. Connect the battery ground cable.
    For additional information, refer to: Battery Disconnect and Connect (414-01 Battery, Mounting and Cables, General Procedures).

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