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Have jeep engine light on

I have a jeep the engine light is on, there is a sound comming from top of engine sounds like a hammer hitting metal, if I gas it the engine light starts flashing. is it safe to drive to shop or should I have it towed?

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  • luckymills Jan 23, 2009

    yes there us a oil pressure light but its not on just the engine light and it idles rough

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    i would go with towed... is there an oil pressure guage on that ?



    Robert

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Those are often referred to as idiot lights... the temperature lights are famous for not coming on till meltdown.... oil pressure lights aren't much better. in case it is oil pressure best have it towed before any more damage is done...

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Check the Oil in the Motor. If it is Low, Top it off and see if the Knocking Quites down a Little. This could be a Bad Oil Pump.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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    Travis Humphries Jan 23, 2009

    I will agree, You need to get it towed.

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