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My oil light has started to flicker and when driving im starting to gt a rattle noise. this goes away if i press the accelerator and returns when i take my foot off it....any ideas?

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1st check the oil, if the oil level is ok then you will need to install a manual oil pressure gage to get an actual reading on the oil pressure, i think you will need an oil pump, the rattle is the valve train running low on oil pressure. you need to get this checked NOW don't drive the car until you have this checked or you might need more than just a pump. the new pump would much cheaper than an engine.

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Have you noticed any smoke from the exhaust? Examine your tailpipe while the car is idling look for any liquid such as water or an oil mixture coming out of it (DO NOT TOUCH THE TAIL PIPE AS IT GETS EXTREMELY HOT IN A VERY SHORT TIME) It helps while doing this if you have a friend rev up the engine several times while you are examining it. You could have a cracked head or in need of a head gasket soon. Getting the compression checked is also a wise idea. Have you noticed if the car has been running hot at all or having an odd smell after the engine warms up?

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Check oil level, if full may need changed,if not dirty than oil pump is clogged or going bad, that sound is lack of oil on lifters and rocker arms, when u go faster it has more pressure so sound goes away.

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