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1997 Ford Taurus Question: OIL LIGHT CAME ON SLIGHT KNOCK

 

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CROWSDEN, 3.0L V6, Reisterstown, MD, September 19, 2009, 18:17
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WHEN OIL LIGHT CAME ON ONLY DROVE 3-4 MILES,STOPPED, CHECKED OIL AND WAS AT THE "ADD" MARK, TOPPED UP, LET IT SIT FOR A FEW HOURS,RESTARTED, STILL HEARD FAINT TAP/KNOCK, AFTER A MINUTE LIGHT CAME BACK ON. SHUT IT DOWN. WHAT DO YOU THINK?

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, September 25, 2009, 10:52
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    I would get the oil pressure checked and if it is low, then a check of the oil pump, oil pump pick-up and oil passages will be needed.

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