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Oil presure ..what should it read when engine is just ticking over? Kev

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My 92 eldorado has a ticking sound when car drives the noise came out no where from the passager side is it my oil pump it gets lounder when gas is apply

What is the oil pressure when ticking starts? How many miles on engine? How often do you change oil? What oil do you use? What brand filters do you use? Is this a Northstar engine?

High mileage Northstars (and others) will have tappet noise as they wear. You might try adding a quart of Marvel Mystery oil at next oil change, but if low oil pressure is the problem, try changing to a slightly thicker oil, say 20-50. If you don't know what the oil presure is, install a mechanical guage. I had a freind with a low pressure problem on very high mileage car who began using straight 50W oil and car ran another 3 years/60K miles before dying.

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2005 super duty 5.4 motor ticks on right side after motor get hot and when I give it gas the ticking seems to stop so it only does it at ideal after moter is warm

Are you using the right oil thickness ??
It could be the hydralic valve lifters that are "tirred" and if you have to thick oil the presure might be to low ..
And it could also be the answer of why it stops when speeding up the Rpm since the oil pump then makes a higher presure.

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Ticking motor

A ticking noise from the engine may be caused by low motor oil level in the engine. You can check the oil yourself or have an oil change shop such as Jiffy Lube look at it for you. If you check it, check with the engine off. If it is low (see owners manual for how to read the dipstick) then add 1/2 quart at a time until a 'full' reading is obtained. It is very important not to overfill the engine oil as this can cause damage to the engine.

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The engine is ticking? Have you tried changing the oil filter?

Apr 06, 2010 | 2000 Chevrolet Silverado

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Oil scencer showing low presure

if your oil pressure gauge is reading low, the sensor, instrument cluster gauge or the pump is bad. remove sensor and use an oil pressure test gauge. reading should be measured and verified against manufactures specs. if the pump is bad, damage to the engine will result.

Feb 25, 2010 | 1990 Dodge Dakota

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My 1996 ford ranger oil meter was low and a ticking noise in engine for a week. today the ticking went crazy and the truck shut down. how much to fix oil pump

This is not what you wanted to hear. I had a Ranger (Emerald Green) The low oil pressure was caused most likely by a rod end bearing that was for some reason worn therefore leaving a gap in the bearing mating survaces so oil was running out the sides of the rod end bearing causing the low oil presure. The ticking that went crazy was the rod end bearing that destroyed itself and fell into the oil pan.

Quite possibly you now have a broken connecting rod as for the reason it shut down unless the engine computer sensed ZERO oil pressure and shut off the ignition.

I can tell you your problem is probably not the oil pump.

I see the following instore for you
1. head removal / valve resurfacing
2. crankshaft polishing
3. rod end bearing replacement and possibly resizing

The oil pump is the least of your problems.

Just being honest so you can understand what could be instore for you. Sadly it is not cheap.

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2005 ext trailblazer has a problem with the oil pressure gauge. the check presure light on the dash comes on that the pressure goes back to normal. get a ticking noise from engine when this happens?

Don't mess with a potential low oil pressure. Tow it, don't drive, to someone who can check out the oil system and make sure it's working right before you run the engine. If you run it even long enough to drive it to the service shop and it does have a problem, you can wreck the engine bearings. It may be nothing, but it's not worth the risk.

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Does a worn out dodge stealth oil pump make a ticking sound. I also have a low oil pressure being indicated in my gauges in the dash

If the gauge is reading low oil pressure - I would change it regardless if it was ticking or not.. I have never heard one tick..

The ticking could be a lifter (or something else) not getting enough oil..

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Loss of oil presure

One of your pressure sending units has failed. You will have to get this professionally repaired unless you are a REALLY GOOD mechanic. It involves tearing down the top part of the motor. That sound your hearing is a sticky valve and this occurs because of top end oil deprivation. Get it fixed soon and you will be ok. If not it will burn up valves and you don't want to go there$$$.

Feb 11, 2009 | 1992 Jeep Cherokee Briarwood

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