Asked by Nov 27, 2016 at 06:05 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When bought car he said that he would replace the
oil pump as the oil pump was needing to be
changed he never did so and we just got the car
back after sitting and waiting for him to fix the
vehicle like agreed when bought. We have driven it
for a couple days it has a tick but when you reach
oil pressure up to about 30 or 35 the ticking Would
stop, now we put oil in the car because it was a
quart low as we were driving home turned on the
heat and the check engine light started to flash up
to 35 miles per hour and then stop flashing and
stay on we accelerated past that point If I
slowedon't down it would flash again there is a tick
in the engine seems to have gotten worse since
the light came on  I am wanting to know is there a
pump problem is the engine bad is something
going to go out I don't know what the issue is as
I'm not sure if I should drive it to the shop or tow it I
do not want the engine to seize up as you sit at a
standstill it feels like it has a slight jerk in gear and
when you take off with the heat on it feels like it
does not want to accelerate and then catches up, if
you could let me know what this might be if I
should drive it to the shop and what I am looking at
here as I just bought this car a month ago and was
told that it was a oil pump that needed to be
replaced and he did not fix like agreed but now I've
got a flashing check engine light 2 it going to just
being on and it was not on before I put the oil in it
or before I turned the heat on in the car.

1 Answer


I think you answered your own question. Demand the oil pump be replaced or have another shop diagnose the problem and pay for the repair out of your own pocket. Sounds like you might have multiple issues. If you have been driving it for a month with this problem, another day isn't going to make it worse.

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