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Oil light flashing, oil level fine engine sounds tappy

Engine sound tappy, oil light flashing but oil level is fine and engine management light is on

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It sound like the o2 sensor. Take it to an auto zone and they will put the computer on it for free. It will tell you what is wrong with it. I hope this helps.

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A loud knocking sound could be a variety of things. On the top of the list is Bad connecting rod bearing and main bearings in the bottom end of the engine. Bad lifters may also be a problem. I had to burst your bubble but a loud noise in your engine, like you describe may be alot of pre-mature internal engine wear may be cause by lack of maintenance. You should have it check by a professional before you invest money into fixing it. Remember if the cost of the repairs exceeds that retail value of the vehicle. Its time for a new one. Good Luck

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The run rough problem is due a cyl.mis firing,it becaused buy a bad plug,plug wire,coil,or even the ing.module. the servive eng.light flashing is warning you that you have a cyl.misfire that can cause damaget to your catltic converter if you continue to drive it.with may lead to why you think you have a exhaust problem,it may be colgged.

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Sounds like possiblity of the oil pump being bad, and is setting off other sensors on your car.

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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Replace the oil sending unit and if it continues,have your oil pump replaced before it goes completely

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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