Question about 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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
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.
Posted on Apr 27, 2010
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?
Hope this helps
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