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We were told by a mechanic that there ae some issues with our 1999 Ford Taurus wagon it has no oil pressure and has a cracked reserver now can this damge the engine ? its making a load desieling noice ,has the engine check soon light on and has the red check oil light on as well , would i have to replace the engine or rebuilt the one that is in ti or can it be fixed without paying what he says is over $1,000?

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Engine oil is the blood of the engine. With out oil pressure the engine will not survive as moving parts will no longer be lubricated. It sounds like the damage has already been done.

Are you talking about a cracked coolant reservoir? If so did you run the car out of coolant and overheat the engine?

From your description it sounds like the motor is done. I wouldn't hesitate to at least explore the option and cost of replacing the motor with a low mileage used engine.

Posted on Oct 14, 2010

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  • gerry bissi Oct 15, 2010

    i would add oil to the full mark on the dipstick and add coolant and start it up and see what happens. see what dash lights are on and what noise you have. Go to u pick salvage yard and get a used reservoir.



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