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Experience:  25 years experience on all makes and models, Licensed NYS Inspector.
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Tmep gauge went up and stayed up and oil light came on, the

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tmep gauge went up and stayed up and oil light came on
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: the temp gauge went into red and the oil light.
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: f150 2001
JA: Are you fixing your F150 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: haven't looked at it yet, going to after work.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no thank you
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Mike V. replied 6 months ago.

Hello and thank you for your question!
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Expert:  Mike V. replied 6 months ago.

Did the engine turn off on it's own when this happened?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Ok thank you
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I turned off the engine. Haven't started it back up. Going to look at it after work
Expert:  Mike V. replied 6 months ago.

I would start by checking the oil level and the coolant level. I know this seems simple, but you have to make sure it's full of oil. If it's low on coolant then that would mean it overheated because of a leak in the cooling system. If the leak isn't obvious, then you will need to pressure test the system. If it's full of coolant, then I would start by replacing the thermostat.

If it's stuck closed it will cause the truck to overheat on you. These are the first steps in checking the problem.

If the oil level is full, then the issue might be a result of a faulty oil sending unit. If that's the case then you can simply replace the sending unit to resolve the issue. It's ok to run the truck for a few minutes to check and see if the oil light still comes on, just don't let it get hot.

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