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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

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The ticking is comming from the hydraulic valVe followers, you need a new oil pump, DON'T DRIVE THIS CAR WITRH THIS LOW OIL PRESSURE, YOU WILL DESTROY THE ENGINE BEARINGS!
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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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Posted on Jul 23, 2009

  • Adam Bragg Jul 17, 2010

    I would go to your local parts store and get a manual oil pressure gauge and install to get accurate oil pressure reading. These cars are very common to have a bad oil sender/sensor and read very inaccurately. The ticking you are hearing could be many things. I could be the injectors you are hearing, a lifter, or could even be coming from one of the engine accessories. I would check oil pressure with a new gauge and sender (15$) oriellys to put your mind at ease.

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The oil pump supplies oil to lubricate your engine. If the oil pump is worn or is not turning, the engine will suffer a loss of oil pressure, which may result in engine damage or engine failure.
The first sign of trouble may be a low oil pressure warning light, a drop in the normal reading on you oil pressure gauge (if your car has one), or the appearance of ticking or clattering sounds from your engine.
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The first thing you should do if any of these symptoms occur is to stop your car, turn off the engine, let it sit for a few minutes, then check the oil level on the dipstick. If the oil level is at or below the ADD line, add a quart of oil to bring the level back up to the full mark. Add as much oil as is needed to raise the level to the full mark. Then restart the engine. If the warning light remains on, or the oil pressure reading does not climb back up to its normal range, or the engine noise does not go away, you may have a bad oil pump.
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If the engine is NOT making any unusual noises and seems to be running normally, and the oil level on the dipstick is FULL, but you are still getting a low oil pressure warning light or low gauge reading, the fault could be a bad oil pressure sending unit.
The oil pressure sending unit is mounted on the engine block. On some applications, there is a spring-loaded pressure-sensitive diaphragm with a switch inside the sending unit. This switch completes the circuit to the low oil pressure warning light if oil pressure drops below a certain threshold. The unit may stop working if the diaphragm inside fails, if the switch is stuck, if the small hole that allows oil to enter the sending unit becomes plugged, if there is a loose, corroded or broken wiring connector at the sending unit, or there is a fault in the wiring circuit between the sending unit and warming light.
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On many Ford vehicles that were built from 1980 through the 1990s, the oil pressure sending unit has two switches, a low pressure and a high pressure. These vehicles also have an oil pressure gauge, but the reading on the gauge is not a true indication of real oil pressure. As long as the pressure to the sending unit is between high and low, the gauge will read normal. If oil pressure drops and trips the low pressure switch, the dash gauge will now read low. Or, if oil pressure goes up and trips the high switch inside the sending unit, the dash gauge will read high. Consequently, don't rely on the oil pressure gauge for an accurate reading in these vehicles. It is only a gross indication if the oil pressure is low, normal or high.
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