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Oil light comes on

The Oil light came on while driving; I stopped immediatly and check ed the oil level. This was within the correct limits. I'm able to start the car and drive a bit; although the engine does not sound as before. It makes a clackety sort of sound.

Any ideas on what the problem could will be appreciated. Oh yes, its a Jeep Cherokee 3.7 Limited 2002 model (I think its called a Liberty elsewhere outside South Africa)

Thanks & Regards
Julian

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  • julianbr007 Apr 27, 2010

    Hi Reson2; thanks for your input. I had a look under the car; there are no
    leaks, no dents, no nothing. Everything looks normal. I was thinking of draining and replacing all the oil as well as replacing the oil filter.

    What do you think? Or should I rather just get a professional to look it and not go through all this trouble.


  • julianbr007 May 04, 2010

    Thanks for all your advice. I'm busy replacing the oil pump and bearings.

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The light u have on is not the oil level light it is the oil pressure light, u have a problem with the oil pump inside the engine, u have lost oil pressure!, DO NOT DRIVE THIS ANY FURTHER you will damage the engines bearings, the nosie u are hearing is the hydraulic valve lifters, this means u have no oil pressure, get to a qualified repair facility ASAP, please take my word for this.

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    DRAINING THE OIL AND REPLACED THE FILTER WILL MOST LIKELY NOT FIX THIS, U WILL SEE NO OUTSIDE INDICATION THE OIL PUMP HAS FAILED, YOU MUST PULL THE OIL PAN OFF AND REPLACE THE OIL PUMP, I HOPE U HAVEN'T RUINED THE ENGINE BEARINGS

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It sounds as if you have an actual mechanical malfunction in your engine high pressure oil system, if the light had come on and there was no noise I would suspect a sender, but you have noise, please do not drive this car, you could destroy the engine, Get a qualified mechanic to check it by putting a mechanical gauge on the engine to test actual oil pressure, If it is low, it could be many things, from a stuck relief valve, an oil journal plug that has come out, to a dented oil pan and broken or plugged oil pickup screen and tube, It takes someone who knows these engines to look at it physically, but a look underneath is the first step, is the pan dented? do you see a leak? Has the oil filter come off?
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