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Lifter rattles and oil light is on

Once the car is warmed up i can hear a lifter rattling when i accelerate. then the oil light flickers.

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Check oil pressure ...lifters may need to be adjusted also change oil

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SOURCE: WHATS THAT RATTLING??!!

  1. check exhaust sys.:heat shields,hangers,catalytic converters

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SOURCE: rattling sound after adding one quart of synthetic oil ,crankcase

oil shouldn't cause this symptom. (syn. oil and reg. oil - their is only a 1 percent difference between them) a rattle noise could be a valve rocker arm OR (the rattle i had) the catylitic converter. the honey comb stuff broke up into pieces inside.

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SOURCE: my car rattles when Go up a hill or go over 30 mph

My 95 TownCar rattled like that right after I got it . It was running hot. I finally got it home and filled the cooling system and it didn't rattle anymore. To fill the cooling system COMPLETELY, you must remove the top radiator hose at the engine and loosen the top radiator hose at the radiator and twist it upwards. Fill the cooling system till liquid comes up in the overflow container. NOW the cooling system is FULL.

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SOURCE: My Navigator makes a rattling noise at startup and

if rattling sounds like you have a bad pulley bearings on pulley going out pop hood and look at belt with running see if it is moving correctly not going in a back and forth motion like warped llook at pulleys see if they are displaced

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SOURCE: runs rough at idle (with rattling sound) RPMs do

Runs rough at idle can be caused by loose or weak spark plugs,dirty coil pack,faulty idle air control motor,low fuel pressure,there are many other possibilities too.But as you mentioned that the check engine light is On.The check engine light comes On when the error codes stored in cars engine computer.So did you got your car scanned at diagnostic center to get error codes.If not then,to get car scanned at diagnosis center to get error codes, At diagnosis center you will receive the error code. As per the error code it will detect the exact faulty part in the car due to which the problem is occurring. For more help: --- at www.autozone.com it's absolutely free to get car scanned. ---------

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