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Hey all,

A couple of weeks ago the oil pressure guage started glitching, i thought it was just a short because i figured if the oil pump was going out, it would just loose pressure, not flutter up and down..

So i just ignored it.. In the last couple of days the guage still fluttered but spent most if its time pinned on RED..

Tonight on my way home the engine started knocking and pouring out blue smoke... So THUS i figured out that my oil pump obviously is shot..

Do you think the engine is shot? My step dad says the damage is probably already done, and putting a new oil pump might stop the knocking, but the engine is still shot, it would need to be rebuilt..


Does this sound right? I still owe $10,000 on this car, but i am not going to pay $5000 to fix the engine..

Thanks for the help..
 

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Yes, if you lost oil pressure, you could damage the engine severely. Sounds like a bearing is gone. Replacing the oil pump is not the answer as the damage is done.

Tony:eek:
 

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my oil pressure gauge also moving up and down now even after changing new sending unit........help....
 

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Rich95XR7 said:
Sounds like you need to invest about $1000 and get you a used '02 Explorer engine.
And a real oil gauge. I love how mine shows every little variation in pressure, (reads higher when oil is cold, lower as oil warms up and thins out, etc).
 

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to pick up a 02 engine and swap it in. figure its going to be twice as much as the engine cost.


I had the same prob but my car died and started whining when i turned it over(spun a rod bearing).I dont think you can just pull off the front cover and replace the pump theres not alot of room there,even if you take the rad out.

Yeah I still owed $2k on my car when it broke down what a ripoff . The damage is done but how much.

Since you owe so much i would patch the engine for now ,then think about other routes later

Your going to have to:
Check your oil pan for metal particles then come back we'll go from there


Tom
 
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