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Oil Pressure Gauge/Engine rattle 2000 Ford Explorer 4.0 6cyc 4wd

Last night I pulled into my driveway about one minute after my oil pressure gauge went to zero. The engine began to shake and rattle like tappits sound. I saw oil coming from the filter. After checking the filter was loose. I changed the filter and replaced the oil. I started the engine. Still no pressure on oil gauge and engine still rattled. What is your best guess on cause and your estimate of cost to repair? Is this a repair I can myself?

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    if it is rattling u have already damaged the rod and crank bearings, u are sure the oil level is full, u didn't say.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    engine makes tapping noise and oil pressure gauge quit working. engine still has good compression.

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Your Oil Pump is Out and will need to be Replaced. This is not a Job that you would want to attempt on your Own unless you have been a Mechanic. Trust Me. Been an ASE Certified Mechanic for 35 Years.

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